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McDaniels is front-runner for Chiefs' job

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By Eli Kaberon

When it came down to it, Todd Haley wasn't fired as the Chiefs' head coach because of wins and losses. In fact, given the lack of talent at the start of his tenure and the injuries this season, a career 19-25 record isn't too bad. However it was the former coach's approach, which often was confrontational and difficult for players and fellow members of the organization to deal with, that resulted in his dismissal.

In Haley's place, GM Scott Pioli will look for a coach who will do things his way. We hear that makes current Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels the front-runner for the head-coaching job. A former assistant under Bill Belichick, McDaniels knows Pioli well and would run the club in the manner the front office would prefer. Additionally, the coach is familiar with Chiefs QB Matt Cassel from his time in New England and would be able to "maximize the QBs talents," according to a source with knowledge of the coaching search. 

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