After being fired on December 12, 2011 after leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 5-8 record, head coach Todd Haley would later be signed as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator earlier this month. However there have been reports that superstar Quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger didn’t like the addition.
Though that wasn’t the problem as two weeks after being hired as the offensive coordinator, Todd Haley former coach of the Kansas City Chiefs has yet to call or respond to Roethlisberger’s comments with a phone call.
“He still hasn’t called yet,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Monday. According to the Tribune-Review, Roethlisberger had a “discouraged” tone to his voice.
Roethlisberger acknowledged last week that he wanted to talk with Haley saying, “I’ve heard a lot of things and I’m looking forward to meeting him and forming my own opinion.”
So is it a bad thing that Haley and Roethlisberger haven’t spoke with each other yet? No, it’s not, however it is bad in the fact that Roethlisberger has wanted to speak with him.
Now if Roethlisberger didn’t address that he wanted to speak with Haley then things would’ve been fine as it’s on February and the season doesn’t start until September. However, that’s not how things went as Roethlisberger made it clear that he wished to speak with Haley.
Though we can’t put all the blame on Haley as it’s a two way street as if Roethlisberger really wanted to speak to Haley as bad as he’s making it seem to the media, then I’m sure he easily could. And if there was a problem such as Roethlisberger not having his phone number or something along those lines, then it could easily be fixed with a simple phone call to management or someone along those lines.
So in a world that we live in where everyone loves to point the finger at the person that at the time seems the “most wrong” is in fact wrong for doing so as like there is in everything, there are two sides to each story.
“Transition is always a little — I wouldn’t even say difficult — but there’s an uncomfortable aspect to newness,” Haley said at his press conference earlier this month. “But that’s not always a bad thing. I think it’ll be a great thing in this case, and he’s going to figure out that we’re just trying to make him as good as he can possibly can be.”
“Not many players that I’ve known have ever had an issue with that.”
So no worries Steelers’ fans, there’s no problems here as of now all it really is just a situation like a kid [Ben Roethlisberger] who had to experience that his parents were getting a divorce and that his dad [Bruce Arians] was moving out and now a couple months later his mother [The Steelers Organization] is getting a new boyfriend/step dad [Todd Haley].