Chiefs hire Todd Haley as coach

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Todd Haley has been hired as coach of
the Kansas City Chiefs after helping the Arizona Cardinals reach
the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs announced the hiring in a statement Friday before a
news conference.
Haley was the offensive coordinator of the Cardinals. He joins a
team that went a franchise-worst 2-14 under coach Herm Edwards, who
was fired Jan. 23. Edwards lost all but two of his last 25 games
and launched a rebuilding project that made the Chiefs the league's
youngest team this season.
The Chiefs haven't won a postseason game since an aging Joe
Montana was their quarterback in the 1993 season.
Kansas City Chiefs hire Todd Haley as coach
Haley helped shape an offense that carried the Cardinals to an
improbable NFC West title and nearly a Super Bowl victory over
He did not start calling plays until late in the 2007 season.
But this season an Arizona offense led by quarterback Kurt Warner
set a franchise record with 427 points, finished third in scoring
in the NFL and was second in yards passing.

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