Todd Haley expected to be retained by Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley looks on from the sidelines against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Dolphins won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is one of the most criticized coaches in the NFL, and off-the-field debacles that showcase Haley’s temper, such as this one, haven’t helped his cause either. It’s no secret that Haley is one of the most stubborn coaches in the NFL, and his unwillingness to get out of the whole “my way or the highway” spiel has usually been his downfall. I mean, Kansas City Chiefs fans know how well his stubbornness went down, and the first thing he did as the O.C. of the Steelers was to try and stop Ben Roethlisberger from doing what he does best and to instill his own verbiage for plays that were already the same (it just confused everyone).

So it’s a surprise to hear that the reason why he is expected to keep his job as the Steelers offensive coordinator is the fact that he adapted. Yes, Todd Haley adapted.

Per a source close to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met with his staff today, and he is expected to keep Haley on the staff after Haley allowed Ben Roethlisberger to run the no-huddle and have more control of the offense. Giving up control to the star QB really helped change things, and I’m sure Big Ben was frustrated with Haley (he already voiced frustration with Haley before) before he finally decided to give Roethlisberger more control.

I guess everything is fine for the Steelers as far as Haley goes now, but I’m not sure this is the last we’ve heard of Haley being on the hot seat.

Topics: Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, Todd Haley

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  • Mike Williams

    I’ve been a Steelers fan since the day I saw Jack Lambert in a Steelers uniform and am pushing 44 yrs of age. Not just seeing Haley adapt was one good sign being he has a franchise QB now which he’s never been handed before, but to see signs that Art Rooney, who went over his head coaches head to bring Haley on in the first place has adapted by putting the decision making about whether he stayed or not back in Mike’s hands where it belongs in the first place is the sign I’m more happy about!! Mike works for the Rooneys and everyone else works for Mike!! Thats the way it is supposed to work, unlike in Dallas!!!