EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley stands on the sidelines during a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Todd Haley Fired As Chiefs Head Coach; Romeo Crennel Takes Over

Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been fired following his team's 37-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

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No Ferentz to Chiefs for 2012

Kirk Ferentz won't be leaving Iowa for the NFL, according to a report.

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Todd Haley's Firing By Chiefs Shouldn't Be A Huge Surprise

The Kansas City Chiefs made the decision to fire Todd Haley sometime late Sunday night when they started negotiating an exit strategy with him. The Chiefs are 5-8 and Sunday's game against the New York Jets -- a 37-10 loss, Haley's last as the Chiefs head coach -- was the final straw for team owner Clark Hunt and GM Scott Pioli.

There was one drive in particular that could have foreshadowed Haley's departure.

In the second half of the game on Sunday, Haley's Chiefs were getting blown out and on one drive they entered meltdown mode committing eight penalties (two of the declined). The Chiefs committed over 80 yards in penalties on one drive. One of those penalties also came against Haley for saying something to the refs, which is a bad look for a head coach, especially when you're mid-blowout.

Head coaches receiving unsportsmanlike conduct penalties doesn't happen very often. It was the sign of a coach losing control, a microcosm of what his team did that day against the Jets. The emotional break downs filtered down to the players as Le'Ron McClain later received a similar personal foul shouting from the bench.

Put simply, the Chiefs were everything preach against -- inconsistent and undisciplined.

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Romeo Crennel Expected To Be Chiefs Interim Coach After Todd Haley Is Fired

After a 5-8 start and seeing their playoff hopes slip away with a loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs have decided to fire head coach Todd Haley. The move had been rumored for months so, while it is surprising, it really shouldn't be. 

The immediate question facing the Chiefs is who the interim head coach will be. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Chiefs have told members of the organization that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will be the interim coach. Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times has reported that the Chiefs previously approached Crennel about becoming interim head coach buthe had been reluctant. ow, Crennel takes over a Chiefs team that's six days away from hosting the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

Crennel is the most logical choice as the Chiefs interim head coach. He has past experience as a head coach with four years running the show in Cleveland and among the Chiefs assistant coaches he's probably the best suited to become the interim head coach.

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Todd Haley Fired: Josh McDaniels' Name Will Come Up During Coaching Search

The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with head coach Todd Haley this morning. One possible replacement for Haley is Josh McDaniels, who knows GM Scott Pioli from their days working in New England.

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Todd Haley Fired By Kansas City Chiefs After 5-8 Start

Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been fired following his team's 37-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

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