It's Official: Todd Haley the New Offensive Coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs

Todd Haley just told reporters that he will be the new offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Josh Looney first alerted us of the news.

The Chiefs relived former coordinator Chan Gailey of his duties this morning.

Haley's press conference is going on right now and we'll be updating this post with more developments...

Josh Looney says Chan Gailey will remain with the Chiefs in some capacity. His role is being discussed says Looney's Twitter feed.

Make the jump for more quotes from Todd Haley via the Mothership:

I have assumed the role as offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs,” Haley said. “It was a very difficult decision for me. I think the world of Chan as coach and have the greatest amount of respect for him as a coach and as a person there is no better. Ultimately the fate and accountability of this team falls to me. It just became more apparent to me that I had to be more involved. The finger is going to point back at me and I have to do what I think is best for this team now and into the future.“

On the timing of the decision:

“Timing wise, it was better for me to do this now than to go into the regular season,” Haley said. “The advantage I have now is that I now know what my duties are. With this being the first time for me, I’ve gotten some time under my belt to realize what I have to do and what I’m responsible for week in and week out. I’m able to map out in my mind whether I can handle it or not handle it. I feel like this is best for the team.“

As always, Todd Haley has his eye on the prize:

“It’s not fun, it’s not nice,” Haley said. “I just think that we’re going to do everything here at the Kansas City Chiefs that we can to win championships. That’s the ultimate goal and right now we’re trying to lay the foundation of where we want to get to.“

Looney mentions the future of the Chiefs' offense and Chan Gailey:

As far as changing the offense, Haley said that there wouldn’t be immediate “wholesale” changes to the scheme. Haley also said that he will be taking over duties as quarterbacks coach.

Haley later said that Gailey will remain with the organization in some capacity, but his new role has yet to be defined. Gailey is likely to resume his work with the Chiefs in the operations/personnel side of things.

Lots of change going on at One Arrowhead Drive this morning. We'll see how it pans out.

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