Let the search begin! Today the Kansas City Chiefs let coach Todd Haley go. Haley is the second head coach to get the axe in the NFL this year. Jack Del Rio of the Jacksonville Jaguars was the first. Undoubtedly, names like Cowher and Jon Gruden will be thrown out as options.
However, the top choice of the Kansas City Chiefs should be Jeff Fisher. Jeff Fisher was the head coach of the Houston Oiler/Tennessee Titans from 1994-2010. In that time, Fisher went 142-120. Fisher always ran a tight ship at the Titans, and his teams always played hard.
Scott Pioli will need to make a splash this time as it is more than likely his last chance to hire a head coach. Pioli let Haley go to buy himself some time. Whoever Pioli and the Chiefs hire, let’s hope they make an immediate impact.
The AFC West is winnable now and in the near future. The Denver Broncos have a quarterback who I will not name since he gets enough press so I will just refer to him as the chosen one. The chosen one is a runner, and if the Broncos build around him at any one moment the Broncos could be in trouble since running backs don’t last long. Don’t count on a bruising runner at quarterback to last too many years either. The San Diego Chargers window of opportunity gets smaller every year as they are getting older and thinner at every position. Lastly, the Oakland Raiders are still run by someone with the last name Davis so they could draft 3 quarterbacks next year and no one would be surprised.