There was concern when the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator that he would not get along with franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
At Haley’s past jobs, players have been unhappy with his coaching and that has resulted in scuffles on the sideline.
While Roethlisberger hasn’t physically gone after Haley during a game, he voiced his frustration with the offense during an interview with the the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
More specifically, Roethlisberger is looking for more big plays from the offense that has one of the most dynamic trios of wideouts in the NFL.
“Haley’s offense is not a big-play offense,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s kind of a dink-and-dunk offense.”
Roethlisberger mentioned the Steelers big play, 82-yard touchdown to Mike Wallace from last week’s Thursday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans. Following that play, the Steelers failed to look deep for Wallace again.
“There’s a guy calling the plays. That’s on him,” Roethlisberger said.
There seems to be a problem brewing for the Steelers. Hopefully Roethlisberger and Haley can put their differences behind them and get on the same page so the Pittsburgh offense can get rolling and move forward as the season progresses.