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Report: Antonio Brown confronts Todd Haley on sideline

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Someone should get Antonio Brown to sign a bar napkin, and ask him what he thinks of Todd Haley.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers wide receiver “confronted” his offensive coordinator on the sidelines in the second half of Monday’s loss to the Bengals, and “angrily complained” he wasn’t seeing enough of the ball.

According to the report, Haley and Brown were both still “seething about it” Tuesday.

There was no video footage of the incident, but the pattern of the game indicates something changed. Brown was targeted three times in the first half, with two catches for 35 yards. He was targeted six times in the second half.

Fellow starter Emmanuel Sanders was targeted 10 times, but No. 3 wideout Jerricho Cotchery was targeted five times in the first half, and nine for the game.

Such frustrations aren’t uncommon, especially on 0-2 teams. But for a team that’s struggling on offense the way the Steelers are, seeing one of their highest-paid players going off on the sidelines is going to be an issue.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 18, 2013 8:56 AM

    We LOL at the Steelers here in DC. #WehaveaREALQBandayoungteam

  2. sunnyd89 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:59 AM

    Todd Haley is terrible.

  3. jakec4 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:59 AM

    I remember when Bruce Arians was the problem according to Steelers fans, because they were throwing it too much. They needed to get back to ground and pound they said. Good luck with that when your front office has swung and missed on every offensive lineman except for Pouncey who had his season ended by his own teammate.

    Enjoy your rings, and your 4 wins this season.

  4. gregski79 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:00 AM

    Brown is overrated and overpaid anyways. His big plays come when Big Ben scrambles for 12 seconds in the poceket. Just saying….

  5. Smarterthanyou says: Sep 18, 2013 9:02 AM

    I said before the season started that this team was overrated again, and that they would not sniff a Super Bowl for at least a decade. Believe me now?
    This is an old, slow team with a pathetic OC and an overrated Head Coach.
    I love seeing this team self destruct right in front of the leagues most obnoxious fans.

    All other fans LOL at the Steelers and their fans.
    We Are LOLOLOLING every weekend at their ineptness

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    I doubt he confronted Haley about him specifically not getting the ball. He likely confronted him to tell him that 1/2 the passes shouldn’t be WR screens. And that his O-scheme sucks.

  7. dcapettini says: Sep 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    When the wheels start coming off the cart, lots of fingers get pointed. I thought the Steelers played quite well considering that the Bengals have been ballyhooed all off season and everyone expected a rout. If the tripping penalty hadn’t been called, and it was kind of borderline, the game may have ended up differently. Based on what I saw, either the Bengals aren’t all that, or the Steelers demise is somewhat exaggerated. When Miller comes back and they get their number one draft pick back, the offense should improve significantly. Of course, it is more likely that the Bengals aren’t all that.

  8. @Cereal_22 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:04 AM

    Antonio Brown is one of their highest paid players,,,LOL

  9. dcapettini says: Sep 18, 2013 9:07 AM

    Logicalvoicesays: Good to see you back making irrelevant remarks on other team’s posts. You were so whiny after the 4skins debacle that we were afraid that you might grab your foot and tear yourself in half.

  10. andes123 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:07 AM

    @logicalvoicesays:

    I know I shouldn’t feed the troll, but I guess you win, so I’ll bite.

    Your team sucks. They got dominated by a much better team in the playoffs, and have looked fantastically inept the first two weeks of the season. People in DC are calling for Kirk Cousins (Kirk Cousins!?!?!?) to step in for RGIII. Some “real” QB you have.

    The Steelers look terrible, and as a Pats fan I enjoy this. But Washington fans don’t get to LOL at anyone these days.

    Disclaimer- The Pats don’t get to LOL at anyone either the way they’ve looked the first two weeks.

  11. bigbensucks says: Sep 18, 2013 9:12 AM

    Glad to see the implosion taking place. Couldn’t happen to a better team and group of fans.

  12. doubleogator says: Sep 18, 2013 9:13 AM

    Too many players today are trying to question their coaches, the inmates are running the asylum so to speak. It’s happening more and more in the NFL and also the NBA…

  13. goldrush36 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:14 AM

    We laugh at the pathetic 0-2 redskins all over the world

  14. ordinaryday6 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:14 AM

    logicalvoicesays was real quiet when my eagles beat his team, wasn’t he. aren’t you guys also 0-2?

  15. steelcurtainn says: Sep 18, 2013 9:19 AM

    Love to see the hating comments on the steelers. You know the steelers have breeded much success to have this many trolls seeing the steelers go through tough times FOR ONLY the first two games of the season. Jealousy at its finest when you have the most superbowl rings in the NFL some of your teams could only dream of having. Patriots might be 2-0 but they won’t be going anywhere this year as usual.

  16. stlunatik says: Sep 18, 2013 9:20 AM

    Haleys a moron. Fire him and let’s go already! Black n Yellow!

  17. watermelon1 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    As a ravens follower… I was actually more worried about Antonio brown the last couple years than mike Wallace.

    And considering he’s ALL you have… I’d probably try to keep him happy.

    The issue isn’t the OC though. It’s the talent. The steelers don’t have much of it.

    It’s just the facts. Need to draft well and find some free agent steals.

    I have a hard time believing Willis Mcgahee wouldn’t be able to help them. He’s easily better than all if their backs, and would be a huge asset in pass protection for roethlisberger.

  18. relggigeht says: Sep 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    “We LOL at the Steelers here in DC. #WehaveaREALQBandayoungteam”

    and we laugh at the racist Redskins here in Pittsburgh. And, the fact they’ve sucked for years now and haven’t come close to a Lombardi Trophy in decades. We also laugh at the Nats and the overrated, underachiever, Alexander Ovechkin and the Cup-less Capitals. We also laugh at the unbelievable crime and corruption in D.C., once again demonstrated the other day leaving 12 dead. But, I guess that last one isn’t so funny, huh?

    Having said all that, Todd Haley is a bum.

  19. kcflake says: Sep 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    Brings back memories of when Haley yealled FXXX You to Matt Cassel coming off the sidelines. Todd Haley’s people skills are atrocious. You’d think he would be doing better with a qb like Big Ben.

  20. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Sep 18, 2013 9:22 AM

    dolphins baby

  21. steelerben says: Sep 18, 2013 9:25 AM

    This season is looking to be a tough one. The offensive scheme isn’t working with the personnel. Since you can’t adjust the roster much mid season, the scheme needs to be more flexible, but that isn’t Todd Hailey’s MO.

    In order for the team to win games, they will have to play 100% mistake free football. No turnovers at all, no missed field goals, no returns given up, and no blown coverages for easy scores on defense. It is extremely hard to do that.

    The team is searching for an identity on offense right now, and not coming up with anything. The running back situation is ugly, a one-two punch of Felix Jones and Jonathan Dwyer is not striking fear into the heart of any defense. The offensive line, that wasn’t coming along as quickly as you would like with the zone blocking scheme is now dealing with a new center. Markus Wheaton isn’t making the impact that he needs to taking the top off the defense; and as much as I like Brown, Sanders and Cotchery, three possession guys aren’t creating open space to work in. Paulson is going to be pretty good, but he isn’t as good a blocker as Spaeth and he isn’t as good a receiver as Miller.

    I see the team improving overall as the season progresses. Getting back Miller, giving the new center time to integrate himself into the line (and the line in general gelling a bit more), getting back Le’veon Bell, and hopefully seeing development from Paulson and Wheaton should improve the offensive efficiency. The question is, will it all come together soon enough to save the season?

  22. relggigeht says: Sep 18, 2013 9:29 AM

    “I said before the season started that this team was overrated again, and that they would not sniff a Super Bowl for at least a decade. Believe me now?
    This is an old, slow team with a pathetic OC and an overrated Head Coach.
    I love seeing this team self destruct right in front of the leagues most obnoxious fans.

    All other fans LOL at the Steelers and their fans.
    We Are LOLOLOLING every weekend at their ineptness”

    And, what makes you think you are not obnoxious?

  23. whodey420 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:32 AM

    I laugh at these Steeler fans every time one of them say but, but, we have the most superbowl rings!! Superbowls, championships. Same f’n thing.
    Packers have 13 and the Browns 8.

  24. kcflake says: Sep 18, 2013 9:34 AM

    It is puzzling why Tony Gonzalez and Brian Waters didn;t want to play for Todd haley in KC. lol

  25. sikkcaden says: Sep 18, 2013 9:34 AM

    So much for that whole “Mike Wallace is a Diva, we only want players like Antonio Brown who are all about the team and the STEELERS WAY” thing. Adorable.

  26. relggigeht says: Sep 18, 2013 9:39 AM

    I laugh at these Steeler fans every time one of them say but, but, we have the most superbowl rings!! Superbowls, championships. Same f’n thing.
    Packers have 13 and the Browns 8.

    The Steelers do have the most Super Bowl rings. That is a fact. The league was structured entirely different before the modern era of football. Can you grasp that?

  27. blacknyellablacknyella says: Sep 18, 2013 9:39 AM

    The line of players waiting to take a shot at Haley probably resembles that line of people ready to help that woman calm down in Airplane.

  28. irkjames says: Sep 18, 2013 9:40 AM

    Isn’t Todd Haley the guy who basically ran Tony Gonzalez out of KC and brought in Matt Cassel to be his starting QB???

    Yeah, he knows what he’s doing.

  29. steelerfanjo says: Sep 18, 2013 9:40 AM

    Brown is right. Haley is completely useless and is a moron.

  30. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:45 AM

    To be honest, I have no idea why Todd Haley would want bothered with this undisciplined Motely Crew.
    Haley works for a head coach who has his team’s starting tailback (Redman) playing on special teams, and he’s the OC for a quarterback who turned the media and public against him, even before he had OC’d his first game. There’s got to be an easier way to earn a living. Haley deserves better.

    steelcurtainn:
    My favorite team has also won 6 Super Bowls. And your observation that the Steelers are going through “tough times” FOR ONLY 2 games is laughable. They are 8-11 in their past 19 meaningful games. Sorry, but I sense a trend.

  31. thesteelskirt says: Sep 18, 2013 9:45 AM

    relggigeht I’m also from the Pittsburgh area and your post was uncalled for. I apologize for him to those affected by the navy yard shootings. Football is a game, not life.

  32. karla36 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:47 AM

    Not absolving Haley from any of the Steelers woes, but I have said Brown is a piece of garbage from day one. I can’t stand the way he presents himself after making a first down catch…it’s not a big deal, Antonio. You just did what you’re paid big bucks to do. Act as if you’ve been there before!!

  33. phinswinafceast says: Sep 18, 2013 9:49 AM

    All I remember is how steeler fans criticized Wallace as not being that good, a one trick pony, he’s a bum we don’t need him. I’d say you need him more than he ever needed you. Poor Big Ben, maybe he should ask for a trade since this team will go nowhere under current management

  34. steelers6ringteam says: Sep 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    When you have the most SB Trophies than any other team and has been consistently competitive through the years..hatred love to see you have a bit of a struggle. we have been doing it for years with good mid to late round draft pics and a key average cost free agent here or there. Teams like Cincy, Wash, Seattle, etc have been bottom dwellers for years,stockpile years of top 10 pics, looks like they finally got it right. This is simply a hiccup in our quests for 7.

  35. relggigeht says: Sep 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    “relggigeht I’m also from the Pittsburgh area and your post was uncalled for. I apologize for him to those affected by the navy yard shootings. Football is a game, not life.”

    Oh, shut up. I happen to know you are NOT from the Pittsburgh area and have been trolling around here for months.

  36. lombardiwinners2013 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:52 AM

    @relggigeht

    We also laugh at the unbelievable crime and corruption in D.C., once again demonstrated the other day leaving 12 dead. But, I guess that last one isn’t so funny, huh?

    __________________

    This is WAY over the line buddy. It’s 1 thing to talk smack about another team, but this is totally unnecessary. Shows how classless some Steelers fans really are. Hopefully you don’t speak for the whole fan base. Your team is 0-2, deal with it like a grown up.

  37. wearethesteelers says: Sep 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    We win Super Bowls. That’s just who we are. And that’s why you’re jealous.

  38. historyisyourfriend says: Sep 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    A good offensive coordinator knows how to adjust for the personnel he has. Haley has done none of that in Pittsburgh, nor anywhere else I have seen him coach. Steelers (yes, my favorite team) have always been very patient with their Head Coaches, but the assistants come and go. I think after this year its time to find a new offensive coordinator. Most of the players do not like the guy and he refuses to adjust for what is out there in terms of players.

    Addition by subtraction – stop the Haley experiment and move on.

  39. relggigeht says: Sep 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    ‘This is WAY over the line buddy. It’s 1 thing to talk smack about another team, but this is totally unnecessary. Shows how classless some Steelers fans really are. Hopefully you don’t speak for the whole fan base. Your team is 0-2, deal with it like a grown up.”

    You should grow up and stop being so dramatic. I told the truth. If you don’t like it….well…..tough luck, isn’t it?

  40. bengalguy says: Sep 18, 2013 10:09 AM

    Steelers implosion in 3…..2……1!!!

  41. bo1210 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:10 AM

    “The league was structured entirely different before the modern era of football. Can you grasp that?”

    Steelers came into the league in 1933, long before the wussification of the league. Barking about 6 rings doesn’t excuse the fact that your team sucked donkey azz the first 40 years of its existence. Can you grasp THAT?

  42. relggigeht says: Sep 18, 2013 10:14 AM

    The only thing I can grasp is that YOUR TEAM must be lacking in the ring department. Loser.

  43. blutbaddenbill says: Sep 18, 2013 10:17 AM

    unless they wake up,i expect todd haley is gona after this season.it was stupid to bring him in.

  44. nyg201 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:Sep 18, 2013 8:56 AM

    We LOL at the Steelers here in DC. #WehaveaREALQBandayoungteam

    Big Ben = 2 Superbowls
    All the redskins QBs since like forever = 0 Superbowls.

  45. scjohnny says: Sep 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    Stiller fan: Thank you for the one trick pony…It was nice to see him score on a flanker screen then catch a few key 1st downs ovr the middle & a deep ball down the sideline…nice addition to the aqua n orange

  46. godofwine330 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:27 AM

    So he was targetted 9 times, the other starter was targetted 10 and the slot guy was targetted 9 times

    What’s to complain about. Surely a team has more to complain about being 0-2 (and don’t call me Shirley), but when you get as many targets as any other receiver there is little to complain about because you are still in the gameplan. Had he received only 1 target in the second half I would agree with him to a point, because for a WR to run around all half and not have a ball thrown his way is like unnecessary running.

  47. jbrizendine says: Sep 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    As a lifelong Chiefs fan, I gotta say, Todd Haley is a cancer to every organization he’s been a part of. Terrible coach, terrible coordinator, terrible human. I hope Tomlin runs him out of town.
    The guy can’t put together a game plan and stick to it. He’s his own worst enemy.

  48. bo1210 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    “The only thing I can grasp is that YOUR TEAM must be lacking in the ring department. Loser.”

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! Actually, no, my team has more titles than you.

  49. footballfan says: Sep 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    It amazes me how badly most of the people on this forum really need to look in the mirror and wonder how they can live with themselves. I sure hope that this type of hostility only comes out through a keyboard.

    This is about football….

  50. steeltroll says: Sep 18, 2013 10:36 AM

    Does any team outside the AFC North fear any team within the AFC North? If the Steelers by some act of God beat the Bears, is there anyone who doesn’t think there will be a three way tie for first in the division? Pathetic.

  51. stoogy says: Sep 18, 2013 10:37 AM

    Looks like this team is missing Wallace more then they thought that they would! They have no skill players. They rank almost last in every offense of catorgory. Only the Jags have scored less points then them this season. How sad is that for a 100 million dollar QB.

  52. dirtdawg54 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    Sanders and Cotchery both drop too many balls while Brown only makes plays and is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, so yeah, he should confront Haley.

    As for everyone else who wants to try and bring themselves up by trying to bring me down by attempting to tie my self-esteem to the fortunes of the football team I follow, well, lets just say that you’re the one who needs to work on your life. Not me. Whether the Steelers win or lose doesn’t change my life one bit. Unfortunately, most of you seem to have too much of your life tied up in something you don’t control and don’t contribute to. Who’s the loser now?

    On a final note, pointing to the Washington tragedy to score points with some lame arse DC fan is tasteless. There’s enough to trash the Redskins over. No need to bring some pointless tragedy into it. One immature Steelers fan doesn’t represent the rest of us.

  53. myden2 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:46 AM

    I know a number of Browns fans have said this on other posts, but I’m a fan of the (overrated, I think) Bengals, and even I feel sorry for the Steelers. We played terribly for most of the game, and, well, they played worse. Yikes!

  54. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 18, 2013 10:52 AM

    “We also laugh at the unbelievable crime and corruption in D.C., once again demonstrated the other day leaving 12 dead.”

    WHAT?!?!?! Yesterday you made a totally inappropriate comment about the “Rooney Rule” and now this? You are laughing at 12 dead?!?!?
    Wow. Things are getting really nasty out there.

  55. candrwells says: Sep 18, 2013 11:05 AM

    I get why everyone is happy about the Steelers problems. But for people who claim to not like or care about them, they sure do have an awful lot to say about them.

    It is interesting that some people tend to post more about the Steelers than their own team.

    I suppose that’s to be expected.

    Back to the subject at hand. I expect that the shouting on the sidelines is to be expected from a team not used to opening the season 0-2, 0-6 if you bother to count the pre-season – with no immediate fix in sight. Honestly, I don’t see them dumping Haley or Tomlin during the year.

    My FIRST choice would be to see them get everything fixed and go 14-2 the rest of the year. But honestly, I’d rather they go 2-14 than have another so-so 8-8 year. At least that way they’d have to make major changes.

  56. realfootballfan says: Sep 18, 2013 11:35 AM

    This has been a disaster. The Rooneys (and some Steeler fans) ran Bruce Arians out of town and are going to keep regretting that decision for a while now.

  57. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 18, 2013 11:37 AM

    scjohnny says:
    Sep 18, 2013 10:22 AM
    Stiller fan: Thank you for the one trick pony…It was nice to see him score on a flanker screen then catch a few key 1st downs ovr the middle & a deep ball down the sideline…nice addition to the aqua n orange
    —————–
    So far, he sure is. For 60 million dollars, 27 million of which was dropped in his lap just for signing his name. It remains to be seen if he can continue that productivity. Personally I hope to see him give Belichik a lot of headaches in the years to come. Reason for hope in Miami! But the fact is, your team has experienced several “down” years, allowing them time to dump expensive vets and finally be in a position to spend that kind of money. Hopefully it’s a new dawn and some new blood will take over their division instead of having to kiss Bill’s rings.

  58. lovefootball4life says: Sep 18, 2013 11:58 AM

    So honest question for Steeler fans. You are calling for Haley’s head. Who would you have take over Haley’s role if he was fired?

    You don’t bring in an outsider during the season. Is there a position coach to step up? Tomlin do it himself?

  59. rtmus53 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:19 PM

    I laugh at these Steeler fans every time one of them say but, but, we have the most superbowl rings!! Superbowls, championships. Same f’n thing.
    Packers have 13 and the Browns 8.

    The Steelers do have the most Super Bowl rings. That is a fact. The league was structured entirely different before the modern era of football. Can you grasp that?

    I understand the Steelers fans saying they have the most SB trophies- true. Understand the GB fans saying 13 championships- true again. What I cannot understand is Steeler fans acting like nothing exists before SB I. GB and other teams were winning championships back in the years that the Steelers averaged winning 4 to 6 games a year for DECADES. If the Steelers had won NFL championships in the 40’s 50’s & 60’s, do you think they would not add them to the pile and be crowing about them as well? Yeah, I thought so…

  60. joerevs300 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:20 PM

    The problem isn’t ALL Todd Haley (though at this point, it’s certainly not looking like he is a GOOD Steeler hire).

    – An offensive line that can’t pass OR run block very well.
    – A complete utter lack of explosiveness in the running backs we have (Dwyer, F.Jones and Redman)
    – A defense that cannot force turnovers and are blowing routine assignments which is leading to big plays for the other teams.
    – A bloated salary cap tied up in legacy players that have seen their window slam shut rather abruptly, and have major decisions to make in 2014.
    – The failure of the past 5 drafts for the Steelers to grab impact players, while the rest of the division (the Ravens and Bengals, specifically) succeeded (witness what G.Benard did on Monday Night).

    Bill Walsh could not take this group and suddenly make them a SB contender.

    The last, best chance the Steelers had was in the Super Bowl against Green Bay in 2010, when GB pretty much had Aaron Rodgers and that was it. I think there were 15 starters or something on the IR for them. We went down 21-7 and never recovered.

    Now, it appears, it’s time for some serious soul-searching and rebuilding in Pittsburgh.

  61. thesteelskirt says: Sep 18, 2013 12:25 PM

    Randy you need to settle down with your nasty comments. Football is suppose to be fun and games.

  62. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:29 PM

    stoogy:
    The Steelers offered Wallace a lot of money, as much as they could afford. Wallace turned down the offer. Can we please move on from Wallace, who robbed the Dolphins…
    The Steelers made a lot of bad offseason decisions, but not paying $10 million a season wasn’t one of them…

    lovefootball4life:
    Let Roethlisberger call his OWN plays. He’s a big boy, making even bigger money, so put the offensive play-calling burden on him. He’s the one who campaigned against Haley, so let him have at it.
    I’m pretty sure we were told a few weeks ago that SuperBen was going to have more say, more influence on the play-calling this season. Of course, now that things have gone bad, no one is mentioning that scenario anymore…

  63. scoobies05 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:31 PM

    to actually reference the navy yard shootings in an attempt to insult dc and make the steelers look good is reprehensible. 12 people died. grow up my man

  64. stoogy says: Sep 18, 2013 12:40 PM

    Bobzilla I do understand that the steelers and wallace could not come to an agreement on a deal and the last thing the steelers needed to do was over spend for him. But maybe they need to play wheaton more let him run some deap routes and have him try to catch a few deep ones to open it up underneath for Brown and Sanders.

  65. erok09 says: Sep 18, 2013 1:09 PM

    Did you guys know Todd Haley didnt even play football at a higher level?

    He was on the golf team in college!!! Yes he was a golfer!

    Now the guy is an OC in the NFL!!!

    How can this happen?

    Well, his dad used to work for the Jets and it certainly appeared daddy created a job for his golfer son after college!!!

    Nfl politics at its finest. Haley kept getting moved up the food chain until he landed an OC gig.

    What amazes me is how teams keep hiring him with his background.

  66. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 18, 2013 1:14 PM

    Todd Haley is the RGIII of coordinators. Both guys
    have never won anything in the NFL, but for some reason some people get all excited about them.

    Paulson sure is no Heath Miller. Funny how the same Bengals fans who whined about Carson Palmer have no problem with their own guy taking out Miller’s knee. Of course these are the same Bengals fans who laughed when Odell Thurmann shot at Ben’s knees in a game that happened BEFORE the playoff game in Cincy. Oh those funny Bengals fans.

  67. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 1:16 PM

    “Did you guys know Todd Haley didnt even play football at a higher level?
    He was on the golf team in college!!! Yes he was a golfer!”

    Not defending Haley’s coaching skills at all, but plenty of good coaches never played. Heck I’ve never played a down in my life and could call a better game than Haley at this point.

  68. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 18, 2013 2:05 PM

    erok09 says:
    Sep 18, 2013 1:09 PM

    Nfl politics at its finest. Haley kept getting moved up the food chain until he landed an OC gig.

    What amazes me is how teams keep hiring him with his background.
    ———————
    Cool story, srsly. Haley was a HC not too long ago, a bit higher on the food chain than OC.

  69. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 18, 2013 2:13 PM

    realfootballfan says:
    Sep 18, 2013 11:35 AM
    This has been a disaster. The Rooneys (and some Steeler fans) ran Bruce Arians out of town and are going to keep regretting that decision for a while now.
    ——————–
    Fans don’t typically have a say in personnel decisions. On any team. Can we stop criticizing fans about a decision the owners, managers, and coaches made? Yes when BA left most fans were eager for a change. That doesn’t mean it’s their fault he’s gone.

  70. Deb says: Sep 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    @karla36 …

    Antonio Brown–or the “piece of garbage,” as you call him–spends his off time raising money for children’s charities. And none of us knows what he said to Todd Haley on the sidelines. Since you’re not a Steelers fan, I could care less what you think of our receivers. But people who call players “garbage” because they don’t like the way they respond to getting a first down are going a little over the top :roll:

    Haley has a reputation for butting heads with his players and it wouldn’t be the first time he got into a confrontation with a receiver on the sidelines. It’s a big leap to assume it’s all Brown’s fault. Given the total disarray of the offense, I’m sure there’s a lot of dissatisfaction and plenty of blame to go around.

  71. erok09 says: Sep 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    Cool story, srsly. Haley was a HC not too long ago, a bit higher on the food chain than OC
    ————————-
    How did that work out for him?

    The guy is an incompetent hack that has no business coaching anywhere.

    The players all seem to hate him wherever he goes.

  72. quittsburghstoolers says: Sep 18, 2013 2:38 PM

    I love how most Steeler fans were blaming Bruce Arians for the team’s problems in the past, yet as soon as he goes to the Colts he has success as their temporary Head Coach. He then winds up getting a HC job of his own. (Not bad for such a “terrible” coach)
    Now most Steeler fans are blaming Todd Haley for the team’s problems. Watch him get fired next & become successful someplace else. Sure, the Chiefs weren’t good when he was there but give him better players & see what happens.

    Steeler fans overestimate their players’ abilities so when the team loses, they blame the coaches. The fact of the matter is maybe (just maybe) the team’s players just aren’t as good as Steeler fans believe they are…

  73. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    erok09 says:
    Sep 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    How did that work out for him?

    The guy is an incompetent hack that has no business coaching anywhere.

    The players all seem to hate him wherever he goes.
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    Your first and third points here may be true, although irrelevant to the fact that you are blowing hot air about “nfl politics at it’s finest” as it pertains to Haley’s resume.

    Your second point is merely the opinion of the common NFL fan, equally irrelevant to your original statement.

  74. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Sep 18, 2013 4:10 PM

    quittsburghstoolers says:
    Sep 18, 2013 2:38 PM
    I love how most Steeler fans were blaming Bruce Arians for the team’s problems in the past, yet as soon as he goes to the Colts he has success as their temporary Head Coach. He then winds up getting a HC job of his own. (Not bad for such a “terrible” coach)
    Now most Steeler fans are blaming Todd Haley for the team’s problems. Watch him get fired next & become successful someplace else. Sure, the Chiefs weren’t good when he was there but give him better players & see what happens.

    Steeler fans overestimate their players’ abilities so when the team loses, they blame the coaches. The fact of the matter is maybe (just maybe) the team’s players just aren’t as good as Steeler fans believe they are…
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    I get that you’re just trolling, but Haley has had some success. More telling about him is the fact that despite success with Jets, Dallas and AZ he hasn’t been with one team longer than 3 years since 1995. It’s quite possible he’s a d-bag and just doesn’t play well with others.

    Also, fan opinion has no bearing on personnel decisions.

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