It isn’t quite Festivus yet, but there’s been some grievance airing in Pittsburgh all the same this week.
In the holiday tradition, everyone takes a turn blowing off some steam and then tries to move on with their lives. It seems that what Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was doing Sunday when he had some critical words for the offensive play calling during last Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Cowboys.
Coach Mike Tomlin already brushed off concerns about the relationship between Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley as being nothing more than frustration in the wake of a loss, and Roethlisberger followed suit on Wednesday. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Roethlisberger said he apologized to both Haley and the Rooney family for his postgame comments.
“I’m just apologizing for the storm I created and caused,” Roethlisberger said.
That should quiet things down for now, a good thing since the Steelers don’t need any outside distractions while preparing for a must-win game against the Bengals. You can be sure there will certainly be further rounds of discussion about the Steelers offense if they aren’t able to steer their way into the playoffs over the final two weeks of the season.