The relationship between Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley has been scrutinized since Haley was hired, but the two appear to have reached an understanding.
Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan that although it took some time for the two of them to get accustomed to each other, they work well together now.
“There was an obvious growing period,” Roethlisberger said. “You develop a relationship. I enjoy working with him. I think we have a good relationship now. You see it on the field and you will continue to see that when we get out there because my play will be better and the play-calling will really be better.”
Haley has never been a players’ coach and never will be, but Roethlisberger has played well in Haley’s offense, and when a player has success playing for a coach, that player usually comes to respect that coach. Despite a rocky start, Roethlisberger and Haley have worked well together.