Steelers promote their interview with Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed former Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley for their offensive coordinator job.

But this meeting didn't come from a team source or even a league one. This was first reported by the team's website.

Perhaps this is a sign the Steelers are very interested in Haley to replace Bruce Arians, whose contract was not renewed by the team. Haley, 45, was fired by the Chiefs after going 19-26 in two seasons and leading them to the AFC West title in 2010.

The Steelers have a history of promoting from within at offensive coordinator, and it was assumed that the team would promote quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner. But the interview with Haley shows that the Steelers are looking outside the organization for someone to take over the NFL's 12th-ranked offense.

As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pointed out, Haley is the son of former Steelers personnel director Dick Haley and was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals when they lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.