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Ben Roethlisberger sees progress in Steelers’ offense

Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Haley AP

The questions about whether Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley can work well together won’t go away until it happens in the regular season, but for his part Roethlisberger says things are running smoothly during Organized Team Activities.

Roethlisberger told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he and his offensive teammates are getting a better idea of what’s expected of them in Haley’s offense, and they’re making progress toward understanding all the finer points of the system.

“Every day we’re getting a little bit better, learning something new every day and taking the things we know and trying to apply little things to it — you see the receivers and I talking after plays, we’ll talk about ‘Take this many steps, and not this,’ and that’s making progress,” he said.

As for his personal relationship with Haley, Roethlisberger says they’re in constant communication and learning how to work well together.

“We’ve had some good talks,” Roethlisberger said. “And it’s both ways, what makes me better, how does he want to be communicated with and how do I want to be communicated with. We’ve done some really good talking, outside of just on the field, and in between periods. I think we’ve made some good progress.”

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17 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger sees progress in Steelers’ offense”
  1. apcsteel says: May 29, 2012 3:31 PM

    All of this is overrated ben and the steelers will be fine.

  2. vasteelerfan says: May 29, 2012 3:41 PM

    Cue the haters,baiters and ravenators. Not much of a story but good to see some positive news. Going for seventh super bowl!

  3. dexterismyhero says: May 29, 2012 3:42 PM

    “We’ve had some good talks,” Roethlisberger said, but the echoes in the bathroom stall are sometimes an issue.”

  4. kattykathy says: May 29, 2012 3:54 PM

    vasteelerfan says:
    May 29, 2012 3:41 PM
    Cue the haters,baiters and ravenators.

    **********************************

    And que the Pittsburgh Steelers version of Connie Hamzy. She will be here to do her “duty” for the team very soon I’m sure as usual….. if her feelings aren’t still hurt from yesterday.

  5. donterrelli says: May 29, 2012 4:13 PM

    I think the addition of Todd Haley is great for the team. He will only unlock the skills that Bruce Arians couldn’t. No more of that silly screen pass play that never worked. More passing and valuable runs by (this year) Redman and Dwyer.

  6. t8ertot says: May 29, 2012 4:21 PM

    Bengals will put him on his butt come regular season. Mark it down. Cincy division champs ’12…WHO DEY

  7. Deb says: May 29, 2012 4:30 PM

    @kattykathy …

    I’m used to seeing Ravens fans obsessing over the Steelers. But I’d prefer you stopped obsessing over me. I’m a vocal critic of Roethlisberger’s work ethic and supported Ben’s suspension for conduct detrimental, called for Harrison to be suspended for his Men’s Journal comments, thoroughly criticized Tomlin for his handling of Roethlisberger’s injury last season, and blasted Hines for saying our opening loss to the Ravens was just another game. I have no problem calling out our coaches and players when it’s warranted … and no problem complimenting yours when it’s deserved.

    If you want to get attention on the football blog, try learning something about football instead of announcing that “kathy is in the room” or that you’re “katty” (nice spelling) then posting the same old idiotic smack and attacks on other commenters. It’s especially embarrassing to see a female post sexual attacks at other females because she doesn’t have the brains to simply comment on the sport.

  8. bdawkins20 says: May 29, 2012 4:32 PM

    remember when coaches coached and players played and players had no input at all. imagine bradshaw telling knoll how to run his team..

  9. Deb says: May 29, 2012 4:41 PM

    @bdawkins20 …

    I’ve a big critic of Roethlisberger’s ego and his passive-aggressive approach to Haley in previous interviews. But in this instance, it sounds as though a reporter asked how things are going and he said everything’s fine. And while Bradshaw didn’t tell Noll how to run his team, they still had plenty of drama in their relationship :)

  10. steeltroll says: May 29, 2012 4:54 PM

    Deb, it’s obvious to everyone who reads these comment threads regularly that you’re all class, only post relevant comments, and think carefully before you type. You insult yourself by even bothering to respond to such asinine such drivel.

  11. jjackwagon says: May 29, 2012 4:55 PM

    Haley was in over his head as a Head Coach. So he should do well as an OC again. As long as he doesn’t start thinking his office is bugged, he will be fine.

  12. steelymcbeam6 says: May 29, 2012 5:19 PM

    Excited to see what this season hold for the steelers. Would have been nice to see what they could have done last year without all the injuries problems we had. But hopefully this year they can stay away from the injury bug and make another playoff push. Go steelers

  13. CKL says: May 29, 2012 5:25 PM

    @ Deb,
    That smackdown of yours to one of the many tiresome and constant trolls was epic, thank you! :D

  14. clashpoint says: May 29, 2012 7:12 PM

    QB is the hardest position to play in all of team sports, and this just becomes more obvious when a new offense is installed and every player starts from zero. Ben will be fine.

  15. jimmer2372 says: May 29, 2012 9:38 PM

    Things are looking up and just when the haters were ready to write the Men of Steel off.

    Anyone ever notice how the Steelers live rent free in so many Ravens fan’s heads?

  16. ashevillechief says: May 30, 2012 12:16 AM

    As a Chiefs fan, I liked Haley. But Pitt fans, get used to the word ‘progress’. It’s his favorite. The fact that Ben is using this word would lead me to believe their relationship is making said ‘progress’, & that he’s buying into Haley’s system…

  17. sudz28 says: May 30, 2012 6:57 AM

    @jimmer2372:
    You don’t know the half of it. If you live in the Baltimore area, you’d see just how obsessed Ratbird fans have always been with the Steelers. I guess it kind of makes sense since we historically own them and have knocked them out of the playoffs and back on their butts every time we’ve met in the post-season but I still find it amazing just how much brain power they waste worrying about ‘our’ team versus their own. I’ve literally heard many of them state that they get more enjoyment out of watching the Steelers lose than they do out of watching the Ratbirds win. I guess that’s to be expected from a fan base composed entirely of bandwagon jumpers. When you have no history or tradition of your own, you just lash out at those who have what you only wish you did.

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