Mike Tomlin Interviewed Todd Haley Today For Steelers Offensive Coordinator Position

Jason La Canfora reported last night that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was looking into former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley as a possible candidate for the open offensive coordinator position and now we have confirmation from Bob Labriola that Tomlin interviewed Haley today at the team’s practice facility.

Haley, the son of former Steelers Director of Player Personnel Dick Haley, was hired to be the Chiefs head coach in 2009 and was fired late this past season. Prior to coaching the Chiefs, Haley was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals under former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Haley got his start in coaching with the New York Jets as their wide receivers coach in 1999 and has since coached on the staffs of the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys before going to Arizona.

  • Jason

    Please, please no. I don’t care about his Pittsburgh connections. Ben will categorically hate him and he has never played football. Not a good background for the Steel City.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    This whole OC thing has me a little confused. I don’t know that Ben would hate him, and I don’t know that there would be clashes on the sidelines, but if Ben and him couldn’t get along or if Ben is going to pout because Fichtner doesn’t get it, I wonder why we are doing this.

    Is this tough love on Rooney’s part?

  • Steelers1

    Definetly No Todd Haley. He was a horible coach in KC. Nobody liked him in AZ. We dont want haley!!!

  • Why would Ben hate him? He did a good job with similar talents (good, young WRs and a single back set) in AZ and they had 3 1,000 yard WRs. KC was a run first team because they were built that way long before Haley got there. If they went outside, I think he would be one of Ben’s favorites, and the best choice IMO.

  • john

    Well, unless and until the Steelers do something about that offensive line of theirs….it won’t matter who they pick for OC. No offensive scheme is gonna work with a line like they’ve got, that’s for sure!

  • He doesn’t have to be liked, he just has to get results. BA was well liked by the players, and his offense put up a lot of yards, but only once (in his first year) did it finish in the top ten in scoring. This year we were 22nd, and we didn’t have the defensive points to make up for it. THat lost us at least two games.

  • Joe D

    My #1 for OC is Clements from Green Bay…

  • Same here, but it looks like he is out of the picture. I haven’t heard anything on him in a while.