Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley continued searching for his next job on Tuesday when he interviewed with the Pittsburgh Steelers about their vacant offensive coordinator position. The team announced the interview on their official site, but offered no additional details.
Haley’s father Dick was the Director of Player Personnel for the Steelers for nearly 20 years, which allowed Todd to spend much of his youth around the franchise. It’s hard to imagine there would be a team he would rather work for on his way back to being a head coach.
Despite the obvious connections, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette labeled Haley’s chances of landing with the Steelers as “remote”. The paper cites Haley’s reputation for being difficult to get along with as one reason why he wouldn’t fit in Pittsburgh.
The idea Haley can’t get along with players and coaches is amusing. It’s no secret he is rough around the edges on the field but no one was kicking and screaming about his style when the Chiefs were winning the AFC West or the Arizona Cardinals were on the verge of winning the Super Bowl.
Put those weapons on the Steelers offense in the hands of Haley and Pittsburgh isn’t held to 23 points in the playoffs against the Denver Broncos.
If he doesn’t land in Pittsburgh, it’s hard to see many more place Haley could end up. Sitting out the year would put more of a focus on the Chiefs refusing to pay the money owed to their former head coach.