Five things to know about new Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley…
- Haley comes to Cleveland after six seasons as the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, where he helped the Steelers' unit become one of the NFL's best. This past season, the Steelers — armed with stars such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown — finished third in total offense and eighth in points per game. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Haley's offenses finished four straight seasons in the top 10 for scoring while Roethlisberger, Bell and Brown recorded some of their best individual performances.
- Before Pittsburgh, Haley was Kansas City's head coach for three years before he was dismissed midseason in 2011. Haley, who compiled a 19-26 record there, led the Chiefs to an AFC West title in 2010, their first since 2003. They fell to the Ravens in the Wild Card round.
- Haley started out as a scouting assistant for the New York Jets back in 1995. He later became the team's wide receivers coach and held the same job in Chicago (2001-03) and Dallas (2004-06). In 2007, Haley accepted an offer to be the Cardinals' offensive coordinator and helped Arizona advance to Super Bowl XLIII in 2008. The Cardinals averaged a franchise record 26.7 points per game and finished fourth in total offense.
- Haley's AFC North roots run deep. His father, Dick, was the Steelers' Director of Player Personnel from 1971-1990, a span that saw Pittsburgh capture four Super Bowl wins.
- Haley, a native of Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania, played golf at Florida and Miami. He later finished school at the University of North Florida.