The fact that Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met with offensive coordinator Todd Haley several times during the off-season should not be big news and frankly it wasn’t. At least not until those meetings became public and it was then announced that Roethlisberger “had input” in the offense.
So I ask the question to which I already know the answer, “Why is this news?”
It’s news because it’s Ben Roethlisberger that’s why. Did any of us really believe that a guy entering his tenth season as a starting quarterback in the NFL would not have some input in the offense he would be commanding?
No one thought it was news when Troy Aikman sat down with Norv Turner during their days in Dallas. I didn’t see any headlines on Philip Rivers meeting with Turner to discuss what he did or didn’t feel comfortable with out in San Diego.
Does Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady or Peyton Manning have a say in what they like or don’t like about the offense? You’re damn right they do so why shoul