Around the NFC West: Reeves, Haley and more

January, 23, 2009
1/23/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

With Mike Shanahan potentially in line to become the Chiefs' next coach, the Cardinals might not have to be worried about losing offensive coordinator Todd Haley to Kansas City. NBC's Cris Collinsworth had suggested Haley might be a good fit for the Chiefs.

Update: The story now reads, "A Chiefs official told [ESPN's Chris] Mortensen on Friday night that he did not believe Shanahan would be the team's next coach. The official fell short of entirely ruling it out. Adam Schefter of the NFL Network, who once covered the Broncos and co-authored a book with Shanahan, is reporting that there is no chance he will be the next Chiefs coach."

Dan Reeves is interviewing with the 49ers this afternoon for their job as offensive coordinator. Reeves offers the experience a first-year head coach such as Mike Singletary could use. He would also have no trouble installing the type of run-oriented offense Singletary covets. The questions there would be whether Reeves' five-year absence from coaching would diminish his effectiveness in any way, and how long the 65-year-old former head coach would stick around.

Jeffri Chadiha's take on Anquan Boldin dovetails what I told ESPNews during a segment this afternoon. It's fine to hold Boldin accountable for his behavior during and after the NFC Championship Game, but the Pro Bowl receiver's long record of toughness and professionalism gives him credibility.

The Scouts Inc. piece ranking all 106 players in Super Bowl XLIII gave the Cardinals six of the top 10. The Steelers had 11 of the top 20. Steve Breaston ranked only 31st. This is a fun read with brief insights on every player.

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