Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2009, 11:53 PM  
Tribal Warfare Tribal Warfare is offline
The Boom Boom Room
 
Tribal Warfare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Far Beyond Comprehension
Casino cash: $1065912
Covitz: Haley thinking about Super Bowl, not speculation concerning Chiefs’ job

Haley thinking about Super Bowl, not speculation concerning Chiefs’ job
By RANDY COVITZ | THE KANSAS CITY STAR

TAMPA, Fla. | The situation was clearly awkward for Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

With the biggest game of his life five days away, the timing couldn’t be worse for Haley to address the head coaching vacancy with the Chiefs.

Sitting in the searing heat Tuesday morning at Raymond James Stadium during Super Bowl media day, Haley acknowledged his history with new Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and wished him well.

Though Haley, who turns 42 next month, never envisioned this opportunity would arise so soon, he conceded the chance to coach in Kansas City might be too difficult to pass up.

“I don’t know if you can say everybody wants to be a head coach,” said Haley, who began his career in the New York Jets’ personnel department. “I didn’t get in this business to be a head coach. As you move further along, and you move up the ladder, it’s something you start to think about.

“ ‘Could I do this job, could I not do this job?’ I have great confidence in my ability, and if the right situation presents itself, I think I’d like to show that.”

Haley is not oblivious to the fact Kansas City could be the right situation.

“That would make me feel good, but that’s pure speculation, and something I’m not thinking about, and that’s coming from my heart,” he said. “We worked too hard to get to this game, and I am truly excited and blessed that the Arizona Cardinals are in the Super Bowl, which is a monumental thing.”

Haley, a college golfer and former golf coach at Jacksonville (Fla.) University, began his football career working with Pioli for three years in the New York Jets’ personnel department during 1995-98. Pioli moved on to New England with Bill Belichick in 2000, and Haley remained an admirer of their work as the Patriots won three Super Bowls during 2001-04 and went unbeaten in the 2007 regular season.

“Scott is great at what he does,” Haley said. “What he and coach Belichick have done in New England is awesome. They have the blueprint on how to work together to succeed, so I’m really happy for Scott. He’s been an anonymous, low-key guy who has done a great job in New England … he has a great opportunity, and I’d like to see him succeed.”

•••

Two men have had profound influences on Todd Haley’s career. One is his father, Dick, a former Pittsburgh cornerback who served as the Steelers’ director of player personnel during 1971-90 and helped build the four-time Super Bowl champions of the ’70s.

The other is Bill Parcells, for whom he worked with the Jets in the late 1990s and at Dallas during 2004-06. Parcells is Pioli’s father-in-law, and as executive vice-president/football for the Miami Dolphins, oversees Dick Haley, now a personnel man in the Dolphins’ front office.

Todd Haley spent his summers at the Steelers’ training camp and his Sundays at Three Rivers Stadium as a ball boy, towel boy and whatever was needed.

“Just to be around the Bradshaws and Lamberts and Swanns on a daily basis,” Haley reflected, “I was just a kid enjoying the ride, and I thought Super Bowls came around every year. I have such a great appreciation for where I am now because it’s been 30 years since my father’s last Super Bowl, and he’s worked hard for many, many years.”

Young Todd Haley traveled with his dad to the Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl and watched how Dick Haley evaluated talent and assembled the Pittsburgh teams that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s.

That’s what makes coaching against the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday night so special to Haley.

“I had a chance to work for coach (Bill) Cowher four or five years ago,” Haley said, “but chose to go back with coach Parcells in Dallas and proceeded to watch the Steelers blow it up, going 15-1 (in 2004) and when they went to the Super Bowl (in 2005), they started showing all the old highlights.

“I’d watch the years when I was growing up, and you get teary-eyed about it. I thought, ‘I could have been there,’ but it’s all worked out, and the fact it is the Steelers this week is just unbelievable. So many of my close friends are back in Pittsburgh and are huge Steelers fans and are at the tailgates every week.”

Haley’s father moved on to the Jets’ personnel department in 1991, where Todd began learning the family business. But the coaching bug bit, and he took a substantial pay cut and became an entry-level Jets receivers coach for Parcells in 1999. That was followed by a stint with the Chicago Bears during 2001-03 before he joined Parcells’ staff for 2004-06.

“Parcells’ impact was big,” Haley said. “It’s no accident that he’s had success everywhere he goes. I’m so grateful to have been able to spend seven, eight years around him to soak in as much as you can. He’s a master motivator, and whatever he would be doing, he would be highly successful, whether it be football or business.”

In fact, some of Haley’s sideline demeanor, caught on camera in heated discussions with Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Anquan Boldin during the NFC championship game, resembles a young Parcells.

“It’s my personality,” said Haley, who joined the Cardinals as coordinator in 2007. “I’m more to the confrontational side. I can’t hold things in. It’s something you’ve got to balance as a coach all the time. You can’t do whatever you want and say whatever you want. You have to keep some semblance of control. I try to use it to my advantage as best I can, and the guys know how I am and how I go about it, so it’s not a surprise to anybody.”

Having coached divas such as Terrell Owens and Keyshawn Johnson as well as Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald has prepared Haley for anything.

“I’m grateful I coached receivers as long as I did,” Haley said. “They’re a unique group generally, a little high-profile for the most part. If you can handle that group, and over time I have proven to have pretty successful groups, it (says) a lot about my development as a coach.”

•••

Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt says Haley is ready to become a head coach. So do others, such as Warner and Fitzgerald.

Haley would be following Whisenhunt’s path. Whisenhunt went from offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh to head coach in Arizona, where in two years he has led the longtime laughingstock of the NFL into the Super Bowl. Haley has been part of that, running the NFL’s fourth-ranked offense.

“With the success a lot of young coaches have had in the league right now, there’s not any question,” Whisenhunt said of Haley’s readiness for the job. “Todd’s done a great job as a play-caller and coordinator, and a lot of those things he has learned in that role are the very same things I learned in my role at Pittsburgh.

“A lot of the things we’ve done and have had success with will serve Todd very well in the future.”

Warner, about to play in his third Super Bowl, said Haley brought “a competitiveness that maybe we didn’t have to that degree before. He brought an accountability to our offense, no matter who you are or what you’ve accomplished. He’s put the players in the best positions to win. That’s a huge part of success for a coach.”

Fitzgerald, the dominant offensive star of the NFL playoffs this season, said Haley pushed him harder than any coach he’s had.

“No matter what you do, it’s never good enough,” Fitzgerald said. “That’s not because he’s being hard on you, it’s because he wants you to be the best. He told me when he first got here, he wanted me to be the best receiver in the NFL, and he’s going to push me and drive me to that point. He’s still pushing to get the best out of me, and I’m willing to keep working for it because that’s what I want as well.”

Haley said he has avoided talking about the Kansas City situation with his players.

“To me, it’s about the game,” Haley said. “I’ve been preaching to these players every day about staying in your routine, doing the things that got us here. I have to follow that, too. So I’ve really blocked everything out.

“This is what I’ve sacrificed my life for and sacrificed so much time with my wife and five kids to get to this game. It’s a lifelong dream, and I’m enjoying and getting the most out of every minute.”

@ Go to KansasCity.com - to find updates on the Red Zone blog and sound off in our Chiefs forum.
Posts: 27,742
Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
KCrockaholic KCrockaholic is offline
The Silent Assassin
 
KCrockaholic's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Olathe
Casino cash: $10219
Sounds like our new coach to me.
Posts: 14,592
KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:06 AM   #3
Ebolapox Ebolapox is offline
remember, remember
 
Ebolapox's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Casino cash: $18000649
at this point, anybody other than haley would shock me.
Posts: 25,335
Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
KCrockaholic KCrockaholic is offline
The Silent Assassin
 
KCrockaholic's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Olathe
Casino cash: $10219
The guy is destined for success, whether that starts now with us, or 3 years from now with someone else, he has it coming.
Posts: 14,592
KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:22 AM   #5
DaWolf DaWolf is offline
Cry havoc...
 
DaWolf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $56093
He sure as hell isn't denying it. Print it, Haley's the new guy...
Posts: 6,512
DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.DaWolf has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:30 AM   #6
KCrockaholic KCrockaholic is offline
The Silent Assassin
 
KCrockaholic's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Olathe
Casino cash: $10219
alright, lets begin the DC search
Posts: 14,592
KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.KCrockaholic wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:33 AM   #7
keg in kc keg in kc is online now
oxymoron
 
keg in kc's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: OP/KC/Whatever
Casino cash: $1353681
A lot of smoke it looks like. Could be fire.
Posts: 50,108
keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.keg in kc is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 12:49 AM   #8
jlscorpio jlscorpio is offline
Veteran
 
jlscorpio's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Rapid City, SD
Casino cash: $4832
I like him. fresh blood, not a retread. Seems to have the fire.
__________________
For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who don't believe, no explanation will do.
Posts: 1,089
jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.jlscorpio is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 01:08 AM   #9
Boris The Great Boris The Great is offline
Starter
 
Boris The Great's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Casino cash: $4085
Why is the Star even bothering with this Haley coverage? Dont they know Nicky Athan says there is nothing to it and he wont be the next coach?
Posts: 383
Boris The Great is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Boris The Great is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 01:35 AM   #10
Chiefs Pantalones Chiefs Pantalones is offline
GO CHIEFS!!!!!!
 
Chiefs Pantalones's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Arrowhead
Casino cash: $108603
This has convinced me.

Haley will be our new coach by this time next week.
__________________
Don't be fooled by my username, I'm white.
Posts: 23,962
Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.Chiefs Pantalones threw an interception on a screen pass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:23 AM   #11
SNR SNR is offline
Simply Red's backup vocalist
 
SNR's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where the hell is SNR
Casino cash: $4567803
Finally, a story.

Haley played it smart. I really hope, though, that his heart and mind is on the game this weekend and not what's going to happen afterward.
Posts: 53,036
SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:32 AM   #12
Chief77 Chief77 is offline
Starter
 
Chief77's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kansas
Casino cash: $9778
Talk about being groomed by two good mentors. His dad working personal for the Steelers for 20 years, and his obvious respect and admiration for Parcells. This guy seems like he has everything we are looking for in a coach. Just hope he can control his temper a little better. However, it would do guys like Bowe, Pollard, Page, Charles some good to know that they better not continue to make the same stupid mistakes or their going to get their a$$es chewed out big time. Welcome to KC Todd!
Posts: 99
Chief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutChief77 is the dumbass Milkman is always talking about
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:36 AM   #13
the Talking Can the Talking Can is offline
MVP
 
the Talking Can's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: street
Casino cash: $321185
i have no idea what pioli is thinking, but Haley is clearly thinking about the KC job...
__________________
Clark Hunt: "Thank god for the Dominican pool boy"
Posts: 48,530
the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.the Talking Can is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:43 AM   #14
SNR SNR is offline
Simply Red's backup vocalist
 
SNR's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where the hell is SNR
Casino cash: $4567803
Quote:
Originally Posted by the Talking Can View Post
i have no idea what pioli is thinking, but Haley is clearly thinking about the KC job...
Nah. He probably wants to go to the Raiders to work alongside Al Davis
Posts: 53,036
SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.SNR is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 06:51 AM   #15
InChiefsHell InChiefsHell is offline
Rockin' yer FACE OFF!
 
InChiefsHell's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Casino cash: $1079379
I would really like this pick for a HC. He's a year younger than Pioli and Hunt...that's friggin amazing. Talk about clearing out the old faht's ways of thinking.

Look out Chiefs fans, I think we're in for a helluva ride!
__________________

We have a million reasons for failure, but not one excuse...
Die Donks, DIE!!

A quote:
"Oh well, there's always next year. We'll be better then, you'll see..." - Every Chiefs fan for the last 42...crap...43 years...

Quit listening to all that crappy new music and check out HEADSTRONG!
Posts: 12,250
InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.InChiefsHell is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.