For the first Football Night in America of the 2012 season, Bob Costas interviews Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And during the exchange they discuss an inevitable exchange between Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley that will be far less cordial.
“It will probably be deserved, I hope,” Roethlisberger said regarding the chewing out that may come from Haley. “If it’s deserved, no problem. I’m sure he will at one point. Every coach, at some point, their temper starts to come out. But when it comes to that time, we’ll be able to deal with it and move on.”
The keys words, in our assessment, are “if it’s deserved.” What if Haley thinks it’s deserved and Ben doesn’t? Will Ben give it right back to Haley, creating a slice of video that will be dissected for days? Will there be finger pointing?
Either way, it’ll be fun to watch. Perhaps for everyone except Steelers fans.