Black Monday has arrived now that the 2016 NFL season has finished and as of right now there are six teams looking for new head coaches. In the coming weeks, several interviews will take place for these openings and one has to think Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will be in line to get one.
Should Haley ultimately receive an interview request from another team, don’t look for the Steelers to announce it. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, the Steelers have a policy not to share if another team has requested permission to interview any of their current coaches as they leave that up to the requesting team to announce.
Todd Haley has told folks around him he doesn't want to know if a team is interested in interviewing him. Focused on the Steelers alone now
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) January 2, 2017
Kinkhabwala goes on to report on Monday that Haley has told people around him that he doesn’t want to know if another team has interest in talking to him about a potential head coaching job as he’s solely focused on the Steelers right now.
Currently, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Denver Broncos are all in the market for a new head coach.
Haley has already been a head coach once with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-2011. While he did lead the Chiefs to a playoff appearance during the 2010 season, he compiled a 19-26 regular season record during his three season with them.
After Haley was fired by the Chiefs, it was reported that he “suspected” rooms at the team facility were bugged and “believed” his cell phone had also been tampered with. After that report had surfaced, many wondered if his allegations would hamper his potential to ever be an NFL head coach again.
With the Steelers not having a bye week during the playoffs, teams will have to wait until Pittsburgh’s season is over before requesting an interview with Haley. Hopefully that doesn’t happen until sometime in February.