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Todd Haley fired by Kansas City Chiefs

Todd Haley has been fired by the Kansas City Chiefs. (Charlie Riedel / AP)

The Kansas City Chiefs, 19-26 in the regular season with an AFC West Division title last season under Haley, announced the decision today in a statement from chairman and chief executive officer Clark Hunt:

“This was a difficult decision but one that we feel is best for the future of the Chiefs. Although there have been bright spots at different points this season, we have not made meaningful progress and we felt that it was necessary to make a change. We appreciate Todd’s contributions during his time with the club, and we wish him well in the future.”

Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel has been named the interim coach of the 5-8 team. (And, no, they weren’t going to go with Jim Zorn, the quarterbacks coach.)

“Todd helped this team in many valuable ways over the past three seasons, and I am thankful for his contributions,” General Manager Scott Pioli said. “Unfortunately, we have not been able to establish the kind of consistency we need to continue to build a strong foundation for the future and we believe a change is important at this time.”

On Nov. 29, the Jacksonville Jaguars fired Jack Del Rio. Who will be the next coach to go?

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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