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Steelers Officially Name Todd Haley New Offensive Coordinator


The Pittsburgh Steelers officially named former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator on Tuesday in an announcement on steelers.com. The Steelers have had an opening at the offensive coordinator position ever since it was announced back on January 20th that Bruce Arians would not return in 2012. Haley, the son of former Steelers Director of Player Personnel Dick Haley, has spent the last 17 years in the NFL in some capacity.

Haley said today in the statement released by the Steelers, "I am excited about the opportunity to come back home and work for a tremendous organization. It is an honor to work with the Rooney family and Coach Tomlin and continue the success that has become synonymous with the Steelers. My father has so many fond memories both from his playing days and his time in the personnel department with the team, and I look forward to helping bring more championships to Pittsburgh and to being a part of one of the storied franchises in the NFL."

Haley was fired as the Chiefs head coach late last season after nearly 3 full seasons as the teams head coach. Prior to the Chiefs he was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals in 2007 and 2008 under former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Prior to his time in Arizona he was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2004-2006. He also had served previously on the staffs of the Chicago Bears from 2001-2003 and the New York Jets from 1997-2000.

You can read more about the stats and resume of Haley in a post I put up on Monday.

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  • Dgh57

    One of the good things I remember of Todd Haley is in the Super Bowl the Steelers and Cardinals played in was the adjustments Haley made in the 2nd half of that game that nearly won the game for the Cardinals!
    That’s what we NEED is a OC that can make adjustments during a game!!

    What concerns me is all this talk about how hard he is to get along with! Maybe he’ll be able to get more out of the players because of it. One can only hope!

  • Tom

    I think he will do very well his first year and the Steelers will probably win the Superbowl.

    Not so sure after that though, if he gets big-headed. The pattern has been he loses his temper and then the camaraderie with the ones he coaches. Time will tell.

  • John B.

    What i want to know about in this convo is what light does the Rooneys see Tomlin? Apparently this decision came from the higher ups. Im sure they have alot of respect for Tomlin, but this was supposed to be his first major hire as far as coaching.

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  • John B.

    what?

  • SteelersDepot

    It was a site problem when I approved the comment. I was have problems with the site yesterday and that posted on every comment approved.

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