Last year, the talk around Pittsburgh was about whether quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley could get along. This year, everything is cool.
That’s the word from Roethlisberger, who told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he and Haley have a better relationship now than they did last year.
It’s no secret that Haley isn’t regarded as a “players’ coach.” When Steve Breaston, who played for Haley in both Arizona and Kansas City, was asked about Haley, the best compliment he could come up with was, “Coach Haley’s not always a butthole.”
But while Roethlisberger and Haley haven’t always seen eye to eye (including a dispute over play calling that led Roethlisberger to apologize to Haley late last season), it appears that they’re on the same page now.