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Clark Hunt Talks about the Chiefs Head Coach Search; Todd Haley Rumored to be Interviewing Soon

Edit: The video is after the jump. I moved it off of the home page because it would automatically start, which is my biggest internet pet peeve.

Clark Hunt sits down with KSHB's Jack Harry for almost twelve minutes. Nothing really newsworthy in this interview but watching it gave me an even better feel for Clark Hunt as an an NFL owner. He's calm, collected, confident and he didn't give in to any of Harry's slight jabs using the cliched criticisms of the Carl Peterson era.

So, the Super Bowl is over. Coaches are free to talk and sign with whoever they choose. Number one on our list to keep an eye on is still Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who already has the rumor mill churning once again early this morning.

This article from the Chicago Sun-Times is based on one of those terribly unreliable league sources but here it is.

Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley is expected to interview with the Kansas City Chiefs this week for their head coaching vacancy.

One source said minority candidates have turned down interviews to fulfill the Rooney Rule because the prevailing feeling in league circles is that the job belongs to Haley.

This pretty much confirms (if it's true that is) what we've been speculating all along- that the Chiefs were waiting until after the Super Bowl to speak with Todd Haley in an official capacity. I say give the guy the job if he has Scott Pioli's blessing. We've turned our collective fandom over to Pioli so he better not screw this one up.

I'm indifferent to Haley as a head coach choice because I frankly don't know much about him aside from what little internet research is out there. But if he and Pioli think they can work together, which Clark Hunt said in the interview above was really important for Pioli, then he's the man.

Despite losing yesterday, Haley and the Cardinals produced 407 yards of offense against the league's #1 defense. What I enjoyed most about the Cardinals offense yesterday was despite struggling in the first half, Haley's offense adjusted and improved in the second half against a great defense. If there is one area for the Chiefs to improve on in the future, it's falling flat after half time.

Now, we wait. Again.

It seems like Haley still has to go through at least one interview. It also appears that the Chiefs still have to interview a minority candidate, which means that we're looking at probably two days or so before we hear anything announced. Two days at the very least.

The Todd Haley/Chiefs Head coach watch continues. Use this thread to talk about the Super Bowl as well.

H/T to ChiefDJ for the video link.

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