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Todd Haley Fired: Why Kansas City Chiefs Should Go After Jeff Fisher

Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher is one of many possible candidates to take over for Todd Haley as the next head coach of the Chiefs.
Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher is one of many possible candidates to take over for Todd Haley as the next head coach of the Chiefs.Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Bill RobbinsCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2015

With the recent news of Todd Haley being relieved of his head coaching duties today by the Kansas City Chiefs, there are now a lot of question marks that surround the organization.

Haley was abruptly fired after his team got blown out 37-10 by the Jets on Sunday. He ended up going 19-27 in his two-plus seasons as the head man in Kansas City.

However, that is old news now.

It's time to look ahead to the future, and right now that deals with finding a suitable replacement for this team.

Many potential candidates have been discussed in regards to the Chiefs' vacant head coach spot, but I see one name that makes a lot more sense than many of the others.

That name is Jeff Fisher.

That's right, I'm referring the former Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans head coach that was let go last season after serving as the head coach of the organization for 16 years.

One big thing that Fisher provides that many other other possible candidates do not is NFL head coaching experience.

Not only that, but he has taken a team to the Super Bowl before.

The Chiefs franchise hasn't seen one of those since the late Hank Stram led KC to a thrilling Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings back in 1970.

Fisher is also a proven winner as well, taking six of his teams to the playoffs, and winning five total playoff games during his time with the Titans.

He's also compiled a record of 142-120 as head coach, which is clearly over .500 as well.

Most of all, Fisher is the right man for this job because of his personality.

He's a guy that will have fun with his players, but also knows when to be serious as well.

This was clearly something that was missing with Haley in his time with the team.

It's now time for general manager Scott Pioli to do the right thing and hire Jeff Fisher this offseason if he wants to get this franchise moving in the right direction once again.

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