Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review joined PFT Live on Monday to elaborate on an excellent column delving into the current tug-o-war unfolding between the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Between firing/”retiring” Ben’s good friend Bruce Arians and hiring Todd Haley, Ben may not be thrilled with the current state of things in Pittsburgh.
As Starkey points out during the interview, Roethlisberger timed his first interview of the offseason to coincide with the same hour that Haley was introduced, and Roethlisberger’s assessment of Haley’s arrival was lukewarm at best.
Though Starkey believes coach Mike Tomlin made the decision to hire Haley, the bigger question moving forward is whether and to what extent Roethlisberger will embrace it. If he doesn’t, things could get awkward in Pittsburgh.