Steeler Nation, we have all heard all about the friction and stressed relationship between Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley last season. Both Roethlisberger and Haley have dismissed most of the talk as overblown and much ado about nothing.
Many of the reports of Roethlisberger and Haley may have been just that, nothing and overblown but Roethlisberger’s former backup QB Charlie Batch shed some light on part of Roethlisberger’s frustrations from last season as stated in a recent article by Alan Robinson \ Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Robinson reported that Batch now a co-host on the Steelers’ radio network pregame show stated during a recent broadcast that Roethlisberger was frustrated last season by Haley’s refusal to allow him to change plays at the line of scrimmage. A liberty that former coordinator Bruce Arians always allowed Roethlisberger.
Batch then said in the broadcast it is evident this season that Roethlisberger now has been given the flexibility to change plays at the line and Haley also has accepted other requested tweaks and changes players have requested for the offense.
So Steeler Nation, maybe this explains the new-found harmony between Roethlisberger and Haley. Roethlisberger is now allowed to roll with the changes and that just might change into more wins this season.
If you would like to read more of the Alan Robinson \ Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report follow this link…