Haley and Roethlisberger have a meeting of the minds

AP

It became national news this week that Ben Roethlisberger and new Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley had yet to talk since Haley was hired by the Steelers.

So we bring you an inevitable follow up: The two men have “recently” had a meeting of the minds.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the two men finally met, sat down, and talked.

Roethlisberger’s first words to Haley: “Please don’t let Mike Wallace leave.  That guy is fast.”

(Note: We have no idea what Roethlisberger and Haley talked about. We’re not mind readers.)

32 responses to “Haley and Roethlisberger have a meeting of the minds

  1. If they bag Wallace (which Brown was taking most of the catches in the last half of the season) they are going to have to let several vets go to keep him. If he stays they better focus on OL and expect to score AT LEAST 7 points more/game than last year!

  2. A meeting of the minds? I hope that means Tomlin grabbed each of them by the collar and slammed their heads together. It’s a multi-million-dollar business, not a junior-high cafeteria. Fans don’t want to hear Roethlisberger kvetching to the media that “Todd won’t call me.” And we don’t want Haley trying to show Ben who’s boss by giving him the silent treatment. That offseason clock is ticking. Get to work.

  3. Here’s an idea I floated on another post:
    Here’s a completely left field idea:
    Let Wallace walk. Draft Danny Coale out of Va. Tech in the 3rd or 4th. He runs almost like Wallace & blocks like Ward. Trade Big Ben to Indy for this year’s & next year’s 1st rounders. Draft Luck! And get a cornerback & tackle in the first round!
    Ben would be reunited with Arians, too! I think this might jerk a knot in the teams’ collective ass as to who calls the shots!

  4. Haley is the worst hire EVER for the Steelers. He is a backstabbing grease fire. He should have called Ben the moment he got the job and got on the same page. This is not going to end well.
    Pissing war for power before a snap is taken.
    Haley isn’t all that and Ariens did not deserve to be tossed over board.
    This will haunt Steelernation for a long time.

  5. Roethlisberger’s first words to Haley: “Please don’t let Mike Wallace leave. That guy is fast.”

    Why doesn’t Ed Bouchette tell us who reported that to him?

    you don’t have to be a mind reader to ask that question.

  6. Didn’t the players resist Tomlin when he first came in? Which caused them to flame out that season? Now the most important/2nd most important man involved w/the offense takes two weeks to meet w/ his QB? Dysfunction…

  7. sixburghrules says: Feb 21, 2012 7:22 PM

    If they bag Wallace (which Brown was taking most of the catches in the last half of the season) they are going to have to let several vets go to keep him. If he stays they better focus on OL and expect to score AT LEAST 7 points more/game than last year!
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    Would you rather have the young and exciting Wallace or the rotting corpses of Hines Ward, Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, James Farrior, and Larry Foote? I think my mind is made up.

  8. “Haley and Roethlisberger have a meeting of the minds”

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    Obviously Toothlessberger needed to borrow one from
    somebody else in order to attend this kind of a meeting.

    Hopefully old Toothy returned to its rightful owner before
    the traveling freak show he performs in left Pittsburgh…

  9. You man the rotund one is more worried about himself than the team / underage girl / etc.?

    Wow – I’m shocked.

  10. Deb said it best. While the media probably blew this out of proportion, it was stupid that Ben and Haley took so long to have “the meeting”. But, I am surprised the new coach was not introduced by management to the key player on offense he would have to work with. In my company, new employees are introduced face to face on the first day, especially new high level employees to other high level employees. If this went on this long, quite frankly it is probably more Rooney’s and Tomlin’s fault for not ensuring “the meeting” happened right off the bat. But again, I think the media made too much of this. It takes time to develop a working relationship, as someone already noted about Tomlin and the players when he came in. I have no doubt that Ben and Haley will develop a strong professional working relationship, since their mutual team and personal success depends on each other. They don’t even have to personally like each other, just respect each other at work.

    Now that the media don’t have “the meeting” to talk about anymore, please move on.

    And I think Raven fans should be spending their time worrying more about why Flacid can’t get them to the Super Bowl, what happens if they don’t sign Rice, etc.

  11. This made me laugh so hard I spit up my coffee.

    Naiveté is so cute.

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    killerstiller says:
    Feb 21, 2012 8:37 PM
    Trade Big Ben to Indy for this year’s & next year’s 1st rounders. Draft Luck!

  12. Hey, stop the hate.

    It’s never been proven that Ben complained.

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    Deb says:
    Feb 21, 2012 7:46 PM
    A meeting of the minds? I hope that means Tomlin grabbed each of them by the collar and slammed their heads together. It’s a multi-million-dollar business, not a junior-high cafeteria. Fans don’t want to hear Roethlisberger kvetching to the media that “Todd won’t call me.” And we don’t want Haley trying to show Ben who’s boss by giving him the silent treatment. That offseason clock is ticking. Get to work.

  13. In fact, let’s also trade Ward to Arizona for Fitzgerald and two first round picks – maybe three first rounders.

    Or to Detroit for C. Johnson and two first round picks.

    Pittsburgh fans are so funny.

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    killerstiller says:
    Feb 21, 2012 8:37 PM
    Trade Big Ben to Indy for this year’s & next year’s 1st rounders. Draft Luck!

  14. dmobey says:
    Feb 22, 2012 9:40 AM
    Hey, stop the hate.

    It’s never been proven that Ben complained.
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    I’d love to know what your definition of complaining is.
    Deb is right.

  15. WHOOSH!

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    CKL says:
    Feb 22, 2012 11:42 AM
    dmobey says:
    Feb 22, 2012 9:40 AM
    Hey, stop the hate.

    It’s never been proven that Ben complained.
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    I’d love to know what your definition of complaining is.
    Deb is right.

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