Updated - 11:50 AM: The Chiefs have reportedly told some personnel that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will become interim head coach, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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Original - 11:33 AM: The Kansas City Chiefs have relieved head coach Todd Haley of his duties, according to a news release from the team’s official site.
“This was a difficult decision but one that we feel is best for the future of the Chiefs,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. “Although there have been bright spots at different points this season, we have not made meaningful progress and we felt that it was necessary to make a change. We appreciate Todd’s contributions during his time with the club, and we wish him well in the future.”
The Chiefs are a disappointing 5-8 this season after a promising 4-3 start. Kansas City lost their first three games of the season to Buffalo, Detroit, and San Diego, but rebounded to win their next four in a row. Since Week 8, however, the club has gone just 1-4 as they have battled injuries at the quarterback position. Overall Haley led the Chiefs to a 19-27 record during his three year stint with Kansas City. In 2010 the club posted an AFC West leading 10-6 record.