Could Todd Haley Replace Brian Schottenheimer As New York Jets Offensive Coordinator?

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 13: Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs watches a replay during the game against the Denver Broncos on November 13, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Consider the possibilities if Haley were to move to New York. He's a passionate coach who loves to win with Super Bowl experience having been with the Arizona Cardinals during their 2008 postseason run.

The Kansas City Chiefs have clearly moved on from Todd Haley rather quickly. The head coach only a few weeks ago, now the team is both lamenting the loss of postseason play and yet excited about the possibilities of the future as displayed by two wins in their last three games against the likes of the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. That said, there's very little talk about where Haley could end up himself instead of only focusing on his replacement.

A good guess might be found in the talk of another team headed for some upheaval. The rumors have been swirling about Brian Schottenheimer's demise recently and the Jets clearly have to react in some way after falling to 8-8 and missing out on the playoffs. Rex Ryan preaches that the Jets' sole focus is becoming a Super Bowl team, so a mediocre record clearly won't get the job done. Thus Schottenheimer is the likely suspect to go.


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The Jets offense has clearly not developed as it should. The diva known as Santonio Holmes was named team captain then promptly quit on his team in the final game. That would never happen under a coach like Todd Haley which makes the move a curious one. Consider the possibilities if Haley were to move to New York. He's a passionate coach who loves to win with Super Bowl experience having been with the Arizona Cardinals during their 2008 postseason run.

Better yet, Haley's work with receivers is well-known around the league. A player like Holmes might stand a chance with a head coach like Haley. If not, Haley could help mold the next great Jets receiver -- a position they could take in the upcoming draft. Perhaps someone like Michael Floyd from Notre Dame could become the project.

It's all conjecture at this point, but Haley is going to land somewhere unless he's intent on taking time off. He's still young, has a solid offensive mind and loves the game of football. His players were still playing hard for him at the time of his dismissal and not everyone understood the move and/or the timing of it. If Ryan is going to make a move to replace Schottenheimer, he could do worse than to hire Haley as his replacement.

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