Report: Todd Haley interviewing with Cardinals today

AP

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is reportedly interviewing with the Cardinals today for their head-coaching vacancy.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Haley is in Arizona today for the Cardinals interview. That news comes as something of a surprise, because there have been multiple reports that Haley was happy to stay in Pittsburgh and wasn’t looking to leave. In fact, agent Jerome Stanley told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that Haley is not interviewing.

The Cardinals have neither confirmed nor denied that Haley is a candidate for their head-coaching vacancy.

The 45-year-old Haley was well regarded during his previous stint with the Cardinals, as their offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. In fact, he was so well regarded that he parlayed his work there into a head-coaching stint with the Chiefs. That, however, did not go well and he was fired during his third season, in 2011. Haley has also spent time on the coaching staffs of the Jets, Bears and Cowboys.

58 responses to “Report: Todd Haley interviewing with Cardinals today

  1. Why? What the heck are the Cardinals thinking? Unless this is a ploy to try and get some leverage with another coach I dont understand whyd they sign him. Todd Haleys not even that good of an OC,just ask Ben…

  2. There are good things about the way Haley coaches. Get him a decent QB and a GM he can get along with, and he could be good.

  3. SMH.

    So the Cardinals need a coach who can develop QBs.

    Haley couldn’t develop one in KC nor get any functional QB play when Big Ben went down. Even Ben was struggling under Haley.

    Lets take a looks at Hue Jackson.

    Developed Carson Palmer early in his career.
    Developed Flacco. Flacco hasn’t been the same without him.
    Was beasting with Jason Campbell getting 300 yards passing games from him.
    Even beasting with Redman when replacing Petrino in Atlanta.

    Hue’s the best man for that job down there. These NFL execs don’t have a clue.

  4. Chiefs fan here. I was very ready for Haley to be fired when he was. However, looking back, he did a lot more with almost the same roster in 2010 (playoffs) than Romeo did this year.

  5. It’s like anything else…depends on who you talk to and everyone’s opinion is only an opinion, some having more merit than others. Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner both thought Haley was a great OC who helped them in their careers while Big B, the egotist fat boy and whiner has had trouble with Haley’s high expectations and desire to win. Haley also took the Chiefs to the playoff, which was no small accomplishment. Haley is not a “yes man” which makes me skeptical that he would be successful in Arizona. Bidwill’s decision to fire Whisenhunt made no sense expect in his desire to please a faction of the fanbase and fear of not selling out Phoenix Stadium every game. Haley is all about his players and winning which doesn’t always put him on the same page as the masses or make him a winner in popularity contests. I personally would LOVE to see him as HC of the Cards and believe he knows the way back to the SB!

  6. Haley couldn’t develop one in KC nor get any functional QB play when Big Ben went down. Even Ben was struggling under Haley.

    ___________________________

    Ben was having a probowl type season up until he got hurt, he was never the same after coming back from the rib injury.

    Personally I hope he stays in Pittsburgh

  7. raiderlyfe510 says:
    Jan 9, 2013 1:56 PM
    SMH.

    So the Cardinals need a coach who can develop QBs.

    Haley couldn’t develop one in KC nor get any functional QB play when Big Ben went down. Even Ben was struggling under Haley.

    Lets take a looks at Hue Jackson.

    Developed Carson Palmer early in his career.
    Developed Flacco. Flacco hasn’t been the same without him.
    Was beasting with Jason Campbell getting 300 yards passing games from him.
    Even beasting with Redman when replacing Petrino in Atlanta.

    Hue’s the best man for that job down there. These NFL execs don’t have a clue.

    Campbell threw for 3500 yards in 2 years with the Raiders..hardly call that beasting

  8. “That news comes as something of a surprise,…”

    Why? Because the Cards asked for permission last week and the Steelers gave them permission?

    Yeah…it’s a surprise they actually interviewed him after that.

  9. He basically signed his own resignation in pittsburgh just by going. Hopefully the steelers get Norv, never understood why anyone thought he would go to the Jets to work for Rex Ryan who publically called him a bad coach.

  10. Why would whiz come back to Pitt? He is a Cowher guy, who Cowher recommended as go successor and lost out to Tomlin. And why would Tomlin bring him in? He has been forced to keep cowhers staff and dumped Arians, so w could get a Tomlin guy in there. He will hire another Tomlin guy not another Cowher guy who was in line for his job before.

  11. Doesn’t matter if Haley leaves Pitt. Without an NFL caliber RB, without Mike Wallace next year, with Ben getting older and missing at least a handful of games every year to injury… They’re still doomed to finish in the bottom half of the division again in 2013. But at least you have A relatively young and talented D right? Oh wait…

  12. Wouldn’t necessarily read too much into this. By interviewing, Haley is telling owners he’s on the market in the future if the right job comes along. When you don’t interview, owners and GMs tend to take your name out of the conversation.

    On the other hand, if his family likes Arizona and he has a good relationship with the Bidwells, he may consider going back. He’ll certainly want to return to the top job at some point. But no team is going to succeed in this league without a quarterback, and I don’t see another Luck or Griffin coming out this year. I wouldn’t go near Arizona in these circumstances.

    For Pittsburgh’s sake, I hope he stays with the Steelers.

  13. Coach recycling gone wild… Haley’s on the verge of being out of the league. No WAIT! He’s not. He’s a head coach again for some reason… This sounds like something a Bidwill might do… must be getting a good price.

  14. Wouldn’t necessarily read too much into this. By interviewing, Haley is telling owners he’s on the market in the future if the right job comes along. When you don’t interview, owners and GMs tend to take your name out of the conversation.

    On the other hand, if his family likes Arizona and he has a good relationship with the Bidwells, he may consider going back. He’ll certainly want to return to the top job at some point. But no team is going to succeed in this league without a quarterback, and I don’t see another Luck or Griffin coming out this year. I wouldn’t go near Arizona in these circumstances.

    For Pittsburgh’s sake, I hope he stays with the Steelers.

  15. Haley was not overly successful this year in Pittsburgh, but there are some pieces there, and the roster isn’t really geared toward his offensive style as it stands.

    While being a head coach is certainly a tempting offer, and the Cardinals do have personnel that better fit Haley’s style , I don’t see why he wouldn’t stick around in Pittsburgh for at least a couple years and build an offense he can succeed with. That would not only make him more qualified for a head coaching job, but would give him more job security once he got there.

    On a separate note, if I was a coordinator offered a head coaching job, especially if I had failed in that capacity once before, I would make sure it was on a team that had a capable quarterback in place, or at very least had a legitimate shot at landing a franchise quarterback during the offseason. Given the QB situation both in Arizona and the 2013 draft, taking a head coaching job there just seems like setting oneself up for failure.

    People always talk about Belichick’s failure as the Browns HC, but I’ve never heard of anybody getting a third shot for a head coaching position.

  16. Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, several of you morons should never look in the mirror.

    Todd Haley is a respected NFL coach, and despite the stupid comments here, he’s in demand.

    Todd will decide if OC in Pittsburgh or HC in Arizona is in his immediate future.

  17. It would appease Fitz, and the owners that’s it. Plus you would probably loose Horton at end of his contract. Who’s to say his offensive background would fix Az offense. McCoy or Horton should be your only options

  18. In my opinion Haley was just flat out wronged in KC. Pioli was tied to Cassel and Haley was vocal enough to show the fans and media that Pioli was in fact calling the shots. Pioli couldnt afford that so he canned him. Haley went to the playoffs with a very average QB in Cassel and was fired for having to play the same QB he was required to play. Just my opinion but Haley was a good head coach but that was hidden by his egotistical GM.

  19. Not a Chiefs fan, but…

    Haley took a 2-14 team to 10-6 in two seasons.

    QB Matt Cassell had the best season of his career (better than his breakout year in NE) under Haley:

    3,000+ yards, 27 TDs, 7 INTs, 10-5 record.

    Wiith virtually the same team, Chiefs won 2 games this season.

  20. I have a gut feeling he will jump to that job if they offer it to him..Why? He is probably getting tired of the “Big Talk” about him and ben not getting alone..People werent talking much about the way the Steelers were playing. It was Hows Ben and Hailys relationship? That Q was asked by almost every reporter to every player and coach on that Steelers team

  21. Would love to see Haley leave the Steelers — really boring play-calling which did not take advantage of Steelers’ offense strengths. Few deep balls to one of the fastest sets of receivers, PLODDING running plays — whatever happened to the Steelers’ bread and butter, the trap play with pulling guards? O-line was better this year than in past two, but still pathetic run production and percentage of run plays called. Steelers continued to baffle by not throwing the ball more to arguably their best overall player, Heath Miller. What is the love affair these OC’s have with the “West Coast” dink and dunk passing game? The objective is to score touchdowns, not chew clock. Get some slightly slower receivers with hands AND a younger 2nd QB for the inevitable Big Ben traumas to come (not “pitching from the stretch” Leftwich) and the Steelers’ offense will be PRODUCTIVE, not self-destructive.

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