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by: AnthonyP On  Saturday, February 7, 2009

Todd HaleyTotal Pro Sports – Over the past few weeks I have been highly critical of some of the coaching hires in the NFL. This move by Kansas City Chiefs to hire Todd Haley makes sense to me. The soon to be 42 year old Haley led the Arizona Cardinals to prominence this season, as they made it to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.

Todd credits his father for his recent success, his father was able to recognize talent, a skill that Todd has acquired, he had this to say,

“And I’ve just always believed that was a big asset of mine, the fact I grew up in personnel, went to bowl games with him, went to practice with him, watched tape on the wall with him.”

Haley has had his share of sideline clashes, it happened with Kurt Warner in the NFC Championship Game, then Anquan Boldin in a scene that was all over television cameras and with Terrell Owens when he was receivers coach at Dallas. The ‘in your face mentality has had its share of good and bad moments, but in Kansas City  it may be time to bring in that type of attitude to help turn the franchise around.

Haley’s resume has proven to be successful, he had a great year with the Cardinals, leading the team to a franchise record in points scored 427, third in the NFL in scoring and second in yards passing as offensive coordinator.

At the top of of the new head coaches list is addressing the issues with All Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez and running back Larry Johnson, both players have made it clear they want out of Kansas City. The type of offensive philosophy that Todd Haley brings may help influence this teams 2 best players to stick around. There is a lot work for the staff to do, but both Pioli and Haley were aware of this when they took the jobs.




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