Todd Haley would interview this year, if asked

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Last year, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley reportedly told teams that he was not interested in interviewing for head-coaching jobs. This year, that’s not the case.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Haley very much likes his current situation, but he would interview for a head-coaching vacancy, if asked.

Haley coached the Chiefs for nearly three seasons, taking the team to the playoffs in 2010. And while things didn’t end well for him in Kansas City, things didn’t end well for Josh McDaniels in Denver, either. And McDaniels had three interviews on Saturday.

While Haley wasn’t available to be interviewed last week due to his team’s presence in the wild-card round, Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph also wasn’t available. And Joseph had four different requests made for permission to interview him during the week before Miami’s playoff game against Haley’s Steelers.

And Haley’s Steelers had their way with Joseph’s Dolphins. Sure, that can be attributed to the presence of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh. But is anyone applying an asterisk to Josh McDaniels because he works with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski?

The bottom line is this: Haley is in play this year. Whether or not anyone seeks permission to interview him as he prepares to return to Kansas City with a berth in the AFC title game on the line remains to be seen.

42 responses to “Todd Haley would interview this year, if asked

  1. New Rule: No head coach hiring’s UNTIL there have been at least 3 more minority coaches hired. The interviewing black head coaches simply to satisfy the so called Rooney Rule and then immediately passing on black candidates is so old. I’m sick and tired of seeing the same white coaches hired and mentioned year after year after year. Let’s have some true equal opportunity in the NFL for a change.

  2. I always liked the guy. His time with Pioli shouldn’t be considered a repellent for what he could be as a head coach. Pioli was a douche and hardly helped at given Haley guys to work with.

  3. Todd Haley, at leastwait tillwe put this ass whoopingon you nextvweek. we owe you for running chiefs into the ground as if. Go chiefs

  4. skawh says:
    Jan 8, 2017 6:20 PM
    New Rule: No head coach hiring’s UNTIL there have been at least 3 more minority coaches hired. The interviewing black head coaches simply to satisfy the so called Rooney Rule and then immediately passing on black candidates is so old. I’m sick and tired of seeing the same white coaches hired and mentioned year after year after year. Let’s have some true equal opportunity in the NFL for a change.—-

    Qualifications be damned! Let’s hire someone based on their skin color!!!1

  5. I remember when Pioli assembled a coaching staff consisting of every ex coach of the patriots with Haley at the helm. Too bad Haley is so unlikeable.

  6. ” a source with knowledge of the situation”

    Say that 3 times in a row and try not to laugh. I dare you.

  7. umassdebatingteam | Jan 8, 2017, 6:24 PM EST
    Translation: “will someone please get me out of this third world hell hole and away from this drug addled franchise”.

    Your comment reveals someone who doesn’t get out much. Haley has issues but has been growing as a coach. I think it’s perceived he is happy where he is….why not he,has the killer B’s.

  8. Once KC went on a losing skid, head coach Haley turned into a complete weirdo. He could have been theatre or fine arts major at that point. The guy grew a scraggly beard, dressed like a hobo, and talked to himself and only himself. It was weird. He’s got no business running a team.

  9. But is anyone applying an asterisk to Josh McDaniels because he works with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski?

    Absolutely I am. I don’t want him here in Jax. I think Shanahan’s body of work with Schaub, Hoyer, RGIII, Cousins and Ryan is much more impressive.

  10. Skawh is a joke. Blacks make up 12% of the population so why on earth should they represent more than 12% of the coaching jobs? I know “the man” is always it to get you, you know with affirmative action benefits and free rides to colleges with lower GPAs than a white candidate. You have it so hard

  11. Please someone hire this fool. He almost lost the game. Worst in-game play calling I’ve ever seen.

  12. “..But is anyone applying an asterisk to Josh McDaniels because he works with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski?…”

    Pfffft.
    Everything the Patriots do has an asterisk attached to it.
    Forever, until the end of time.

  13. skawh says:
    Jan 8, 2017 6:20 PM
    New Rule: No head coach hiring’s UNTIL there have been at least 3 more minority coaches hired. The interviewing black head coaches simply to satisfy the so called Rooney Rule and then immediately passing on black candidates is so old. I’m sick and tired of seeing the same white coaches hired and mentioned year after year after year. Let’s have some true equal opportunity in the NFL for a change.——————————————————————————

    So tired of this crap. If you are not qualified, you do not get the job. I do not care if coaches are black, white or purple. As long as they can get the job done.

  14. Wow. Vance Joseph has 4 interviews and Anthony Lynn has 3. But Todd has none. Hmmm … Even tho Todd has the most experience, I wonder what the reason is… Hmmmm.

  15. I thought Pioli was more to blame than Haley in KC. When your GM makes all the personnel decisions and you have to go with Tyler Palko for 3-4 games you’re not going to be good. He inherited a different dumpster fire from Herm Edwards and Pioli took what little credit came from their Playiff season. Then Pioli started leaving trash in the facility to see if people would pick it up. It got weird quick.

  16. He was a train wreck in KC. No one would want this tool to be in charge of their team. He’s nothing but an OC and not bad at that

  17. FoozieGrooler says:
    Jan 8, 2017 7:11 PM
    “..But is anyone applying an asterisk to Josh McDaniels because he works with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski?…”

    Pfffft.
    Everything the Patriots do has an asterisk attached to it.
    Forever, until the end of time.
    ______________________________________________
    Only in the heads of the tin foil hat simpletons….yet I’m sure you already knew that…. Then again, being a simpleton you may not!!??!!

  18. You have to look no further thst Haley’s QB to figure out where the trait of attention grabbing comes from.
    I notice that Ben has his foreshadowing excuse of being injured already lubed up for next week.

  19. Chiefs fans were ecstatic to see Haley gone, acidic personality, poor Head Coaching skills, and wacky – yea, Pioli sucked, but Haley did as well.

    Just look at the Chiefs since he left – all upward! Course having Big Red and Dorsey come in have turned around a franchise.

  20. Yinzers are hoping Haley leaves so they can bring back WHIZ or Chan Gailey because they ran TRICK PLAYS

  21. least 3 more minority coaches hired. The interviewing black head coaches simply to satisfy the so called Rooney Rule and then immediately passing on black candidates is so old. I’m sick and tired of seeing the same white coaches hired and mentioned year after year after year. Let’s have some true equal opportunity in the NFL for a change.

    The bills are interviewing 3 blacks and 1 white. They must really be trying to skew the Rooney rule numbers.

  22. Why would Haley even want to leave heading an
    offense with Big Ben, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio and
    bunch of other young play makers – not to mention
    a top-3 OL ?

    It’s an OC’s dream.
    Some people don’t know when they have it good.

  23. I do admire his ability to get the offensive line to grab the face mask of every defender as soon as Bell gets the ball. And his use of holding on every play is brilliant. Oh yeah, and he did a great job against the Giants by deflating the balls when no one was looking. Unfortunately, most teams (Patriots excepted) don’t respect chronic cheaters.

  24. Not enough time has passed since his trainwreck in KC. He will need to wait a couple more years.

  25. Will someone hand the whiner a terrible towel,he needs to dry the tears out of his eyes from all the whining and crying.What a loser.😂😂😂

  26. He was a train wreck in KC. No one would want this tool to be in charge of their team. He’s nothing but an OC and not bad at that

    He was turrable as a HC, and I’m not really sure he’s all that great an OC.

    He is successful when he has Rothlisberger or K. Warner as a QB, but has kinda sucked when his QB wasn’t a HOF’er.

  27. Moudabo says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:47 AM

    Why would Haley even want to leave heading an
    offense with Big Ben, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio and
    bunch of other young play makers – not to mention
    a top-3 OL ?
    ————————————————————-
    No TDs vs KC, 9 points vs NE before garbage time. Either these guys are unbelievably overrated, or Haley has utterly failed with this offense.

    Actually, I think it’s both.

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