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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Evening AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Kansas City coach Todd Haley doesn’t think his reputation as a tough coach to deal with will hurt his ability to hire an offensive coordinator. Haley has gone through two offensive coordinators since taking over in 2009.

The Kansas City Star reports that Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Greg Olson could be a target. Haley liked him last year, but he wasn’t available. He is under contract and could be difficult to hire. Other candidates include Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Arizona assistant Mike Miller and in-house candidates Maurice Carthon and Nick Sirianni.

In a radio interview, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers supported the team’s decision to bring back coach Norv Turner.

Cleveland may want to keep defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. There has been talk he could be a candidate in Oakland.

In a radio interview, Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel talks about what went wrong for the Chiefs in their 30-7 home playoff loss to Baltimore on Sunday.