Found January 03, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
Todd Haley was the Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. He called the plays for the Cardinals offense that led them to Super Bowl 43; the only Super Bowl in franchise history. During his time with the Cardinals Haley formed a strong relationship with the Cardinals’ ownership. After the 2008 season Haley left the Cardinals to become the Kansas City Chiefs head coach. Following the 2011 season the Chiefs fired Haley as their head coach and he started looking for another job as an offensive coordinator. The Cardinals owners wanted him to return to Arizona, but he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers instead. 2012 was not a good season for the Cardinals and they recently fired Ken Whisenhunt, a former Steelers’ offensive coordinator, and are now searching for their next head coach. Andy Reid, the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, interviewed for the Cardinals job, but he is now on the verge of becoming the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. The only other candidates, as of now, are the Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, another former Steelers assistant coach, and Todd Haley. Today Arizona formally asked for permission to interview Haley for their open head coaching spot. So for arguments sake let’s assume that Haley takes the job with the Cardinals; what happens to with the Steelers’ offensive coordinator spot? Kirby Wilson - According to many Steelers sources Wilson was Tomlin’s first choice to become the team’s new offensive coordinator before his accident a year ago. For those who don’t remember Wilson suffered serious injuries in a fire. If Tomlin still wants Wilson as his offensive coordinator he could now give him the chance to show what he can do. This move may make some Steelers fans happy as Wilson is a running-backs coach and will likely look to fix and focus on the running game. Norv Turner - Turner has been a very good offensive coordinator, but not as good of a head coach. He is out in San Diego, but could be looking for an offensive coordinator position. Turner is a very smart offensive mind and has head coaching experience. Turner could be an offensive coordinator/assistant head coach type who could help coach Tomlin when it comes to making certain in-game decisions; something Tomlin has struggled with at times, at least according to some analysts and fans. Ken Whisenhunt - Whisenhunt is looking for another head coaching spot and the bridges with the Steelers are likely burned at this point. Whisenhunt was said to be the front runner for the Steelers head coaching spot in 2007 before the job went to Mike Tomlin. There is a less than one percent chance that Whisenhunt would return to the Steelers if offered the job. Someone else - There are a lot of quality coaches out there and the Steelers could try and find another option from an NFL team or from college. The post Steelers’ Todd Haley Will Interview for Cardinals Head Coaching Job; What Happens if he Leaves? appeared first on SteelBlitz.
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