New boundaries for Haley as head coach

February, 21, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

INDIANAPOLIS -- As offensive coordinator, Todd Haley was sometimes among the most engaging personalities in the Cardinals' locker room following a game.

I remember him holding court following the team's playoff victory over the Eagles, regaling reporters with details about how backup quarterback Brian St. Pierre helped call a trick play for a long touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald. Haley spoke his mind.

Images from Haley's first weeks as the Chiefs' head coach have differed in style and substance. Haley offered almost no information of value during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the scouting combine Thursday. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli stood watch while Haley spoke, creating an even more formal atmosphere.

And when Haley stayed after the session to answer additional questions -- standard procedure for these combine interviews -- Pioli at one point held up his watch and tapped it.

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