Here’s an unusual story that would have gotten more attention in recent days if other more serious and unusual stories hadn’t become so usual of late.
Last week, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley missed the team’s flight to Baltimore for the Week Two Thursday night game against the Ravens. The Steelers have confirmed the version of events that multiple sources shared with PFT.
Late for the flight, Haley contacted the team to advise that he was stuck in traffic. He said his wife would be driving to Baltimore anyway, so he rode with her.
Ultimately, Haley missed no meetings and the situation otherwise caused no problems. But his absence on the flight was noticed, and it was regarded as unusual.
Probably because it is unusual. Members of the coaching staff ordinarily don’t miss team flights. In this specific case, Haley was fortunate that the game was fairly close via car. He also was fortunate that most of the media has been focused on other things.
Snoop Dogg, however, may have something to say.