Now that it looks certain that Todd Haley will be named the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive coordinator, I have put together a time line of Haley along with the offensive stats dating back to 2007, his first year as an offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals through his time as head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs. You will see the run/pass ratios that are based on attempts, sacks and recorded quarterback scrambles as well. These are of course not 100% guaranteed ratios, but pretty damn close based on drop backs. The stats are also regular season stats and do not included the playoffs.
2007 – In Haley\’s first season as an offensive coordinator, quarterback Kurt Warner passed for 3,417 yards in 14 games for 7.6 yards per attempt with 27 touchdowns against 17 interceptions. Warner was sacked 20 times and the Cardinals quarterbacks as a whole were sacked 24 times. Edgerrin James was the main ball carrier and rushed for 1,222 yards on 324 carries. The run pass ratio when you factor in sacks and recorded quarterback scrambles equates to 61.3% pass versus 38.7% run. The offense averaged 5.42 yards per play, which ranked them 13th in the league. The offense however had a 68% red zone percentage that was good for 3rd best in the league and they averaged 25.3 points per game which was good for 7th in the league in 2007. The running game averaged just 3.6 yards per carry.
2008 – In his second and final season in Arizona as the Cardinals offensive coordinator, Warner passed for 4583 yards in 16 regular season games for a 7.7 yards per attempt. He was sacked just 26 times and the team suffered 28 as a team. Warner threw for 30 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. The backfield was pretty much by committee with James carrying 133 times and Tim Hightower carrying 143 times. J.J. Arrington also added 31 carries and the running game slipped to 3.5 yards per carry. The offense averaged 5.86 yards per play, good for 6th best in the league and the red zone percentage dipped down to 58.46%, good for 9th best in the league. The points per game average jumped to 26.7 and the Cardinals of course went to the Super Bowl to face the Steelers that season. It should be noted that the offense averaged just 73.6 rushing yards per game that season and that was last in the NFL. The run pass ratio was 66.1% pass versus 33.9% run.
2009 – Haley was named the Chiefs head coach in 2009 and Matt Cassel was brought in as the quarterback. Cassel threw for 2,924 yards for a 5.9 yards per attempt and had 16 touchdowns versus 16 interceptions. He was sacked 42 times and the team took 45 sacks in total. Once again a running back by committee of sorts existed as Jamaal Charles ran for 1,120 yards on 190 carries and Larry Johnson chipped in 132 carries for 377 yards. The running game averaged 4.4 yards per carry which was good for 8th best in the league. The offense averaged 4.76 yards per play that ranked 28th in the league. The offense also averaged just 18.4 points per game, good for only 23rd best in the league. The red zone percentage that year was 47.37%, for a 25th ranking. Chan Gailey had started the preseason as the Chiefs offensive coordinator, but was relieved of his duties prior to the start of the season and Haley called the plays from there on out.
2010 – Charlie Weis was hired as the Chiefs offensive coordinator in 2010 and Cassel threw for 3,116 yards in 15 games with 27 touchdowns versus just 7 interceptions. He was sacked 26 times and the team gave up 32 in total. Cassel put up a 6.9 yards per attempt but the offense averaged just 5.26 yards per play, 18th best in the league. The running game however was the bright spot as Charles led the way with 1,467 yards on 230 carries. Veteran Thomas Jones chipped in another 245 carries for 896 yards and the Chiefs 4.72 yards per rush ranked them 4th best in the league. Passing yards per game was just 185.5 and that ranked the Chiefs 30th in the league. Points per game dipped down to 22.9 in 2010, 14th in the league. The Chiefs red zone percentage came in at 59.62% that year. The Chiefs improved from a record of 4–12 in 2009 to 10–6 in 2011 and returned to the playoffs after winning the AFC Western Division.
2011 – Weis left for Florida and Bill Muir served as the Chiefs offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. It was clear though that Haley was mostly doing the play calling. The Chiefs suffered multiple injuries to their offense as Charles was lost in week 2 to a knee injury and Cassel was lost after 9 games with a hand injury. The Chiefs were forced to use Tyler Palko and later, Kyle Orton, at quarterback for most of the second half of the season. Haley was fired on December 12, 2011, after the Chiefs started 5-8.
Todd Haley Stats 2007-2011
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