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Updated Jan 3, 2013 - 3:07 pm

NFL analyst: Todd Haley deserves a second chance

It was reported Thursday that the Arizona Cardinals had asked the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission to interview offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Haley, who held the same title in Arizona from 2007-2008 before leaving to be the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, is a candidate for the Arizona vacancy.

ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworksi, as a guest of Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo, thinks Haley would be a good choice, even after struggling with the Chiefs.

"Clearly, I think coaches, as head coaches the first time, they learn an awful lot," Jaworski said. "You can be overwhelmed by it, and I personally believe guys are much better the second time around.

"They know the pitfalls of being the guy in charge."

Haley compiled a 19-26 record in less than three full seasons with the Chiefs, guiding them to the postsesaon in 2010 before struggling the next year. He was fired 13 games into the 2011 campaign, and has spent just one season in Pittsburgh.

"Todd Haley is a very good football coach," Jaworski said, noting that he did struggle in Kansas City. "I will guarantee you this: he will be better prepared to take his next job."

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