We like NFL.com's Ian Rapoport—good guy, good sources, good track record. But nobody deserves the head-spinning confusion he's dealing with today, thanks to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who might be interviewing for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching gig. Or he might not be. Or maybe yes. Rapoport's on the case.
The NFL coaching dance, in a series of Tweets:
#Cardinals requested interview with Todd Haley. Source close to Haley: "He loves Steelers job. He's very happy. No interview with Cards."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2013
#steelers Haley in Arizona today interviewing for Cardinals job— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) January 9, 2013
What I know: One #Steelers coach believes Todd Haley is inteviewing with Cardinals. His agent Jerome Stanley told me: "No interview."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2013
From Jerome Stanley, Todd Haley's agent: "The report is wrong. I stand by my statement. Period. You can report that!" Saying no interview— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2013
To recap, Haley's agent told Rapoport Haley isn't in Arizona. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter said he was. Rapoport got another denial from the agent. The Steelers owner said it was true. Rapoport has a sad.
Update: It's Rapaport's birthday, too!