Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feels more in-tune with the direction of the Steelers’ offense this year under offensive coordinator Todd Haley. The Steelers made some changes to the playbook and Roethlisberger has spoke well of the tweaks that were made.
According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Roethlisberger isn’t just happy because of the changes but because he had a say in what the changes would be. Kinkhabwala spoke with running back Jonathan Dwyer who said Roethlisberger met frequently with Haley to discuss the offensive philosophy of the team. He added Roethlisberger “has a lot more power” this year when it comes to the direction of the offense.
Roethlisberger said he feels more comfortable in the offense and that he can communicate the plans more effectively than a year ago.
“We’re growing and we’re learning and we’re communicating,” Roethlisberger said. “This year, more of us know what’s going on, so we can coach each other up instead of always having questions, going to coaches to get answers.”
Despite the issues with the Steelers offense last year Roethlisberger still had a productive season. Roethlisberger completed 63-percent of his passes for 3,265 yards with a 26-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio in just 13 games.