Found May 09, 2012 on Down and Distance:
While many people have tried to create the thought that there is an issue between Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley, Big Ben has adamantly implored that is not the case. He is simply “confused” about what’s going to happen with his offense as Haley implements his new system. The general consensus coming into this season was that the Steelers were going to get back to smash-mouth football and not pass as much, but Roethlisberger said on Rich Eisen’s podcast that he is hearing the exact opposite from Haley. Roethlisberger said: “I get a little confused at times because I know so much has been made about us quote-unquote throwing the ball too much, or we’re going back to Steeler football and running the ball more. But in these meetings I’ve had with coach Haley he’s all about the no-huddle, and using our wide receiver weapons, and throwing the ball, and stuff like that, so I’m still confused. I’m not sure what’s going to happen yet.” Let’s be realistic here. The Steelers defense is in a transition phase and is still old in some areas. They’ll be good, but not as dominant as in the past. The league is becoming increasingly pass-based, and given the weapons the Steelers possess at wide receiver, it would make no sense to go back to smash-mouth football, especially with top running back Rashard Mendenhall possibly out for the season with an ACL injury. Todd Haley has coached many top offenses, including the 2008 Cardinals Super Bowl offense that was third in points in the NFL that season. While the system may be new, and could create some confusion for Big Ben and the offense, I have no doubt that Haley will be successful in getting the unit to perform to its highest potential, something former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was routinely unable to do.

Ben Roethlisberger Career No-huddle Passing Stats

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted on Wednesday in his interview with Rich Eisen that he expects to use more no-huddle now that Todd Haley has taken over as offensive coordinator. I have had quite a few request to pull the stats of Roethlisberger over the course of his career when running the no-huddle offense and I have finally compiled the raw stats from...

Roethlisberger & Rest Of Offense Must Now Graduate From Todd Haley University

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger graduated from Miami (Ohio) University this past week and now he and the rest of the Steelers offense will go to summer school in attempt to graduate from Todd Haley University. Roethlisberger has not been shy about telling the media types in recent interviews that the offense that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley is installing...

Ben Roethlisberger Hints That The Todd Haley Offense Could Feature More No-huddle

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined Rich Eisen on his podcast Tuesday for a lengthy interview and told Eisen that he came away from his early meetings with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley with the notion that the offense might be able to run more no-huddle than it has in previous years under former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Roethlisberger also...

Big Ben believes 49ers targeted him

Ben Roethlisberger said he "felt like there were some things going on, some extra” targeting of his bum ankle when the Steelers played the 49ers last season.

Roethlisberger completes education at Miami; Haters still hate

The world in general is a cruel place and the world of professional sports is sometimes epitome of that existence. Athletes behaving badly and fans behaving even worse has seemingly become the norm in our society. Fortunately this week there appears to be a minor disruption in that pattern as Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger graduated this weekend with a Bachelor...

Ben Roethlisberger is ” not sure about what is going to happen yet” with Steelers offense.

PITTSBURGH—Much has been said about how arriving Pittsburgh OC Todd Haley will get along with QB Ben Roethlisberger. To read this article and watch a video of Ben Roethlisberger, please click the link below.

Ben Roethlisberger thinks the 49ers may have targeted his ankle last season

Now that the issue of bounties has come to light in the NFL, stuff that has been going on across the league for years is being seen much differently. Take Ben Roethlisberger’s ankle injury for example. With the Steelers fighting for their playoff lives toward the end of last season, Roethlisberger was forced to play through a significant high ankle sprain. During an appearance...

Steelers players reaction to Todd Haley’s playbook shows how weak Arians playbook was

Todd Haley has handed out the Steelers new playbook.  From the reaction of the players it is nothing like the playbook Bruce Arians has put out in the past.  Ben Roethlisberger compared it to learning “Rosetta Stone”.  That is expected when a new coordinator comes in.  You get his playbook rather than the one you were using. There were two comments though that stood out to...

Ben Roethlisberger talks about his ankle, offseason so far in 2012

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was on the Dan Patrick show, talking about several topics going on this offseason with him and the team. Here are some highlights and you can listen to the full 9 minute interview here if you like. On the topic of his degree: It was very important. He made promise to himself and parents to get it done and is very proud of it. His degree will be coming...

Ben Roethlisberger Suspects That 49ers Targeted His Bum Ankle

Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Rothlisberger stopped far short of accusing the San Francisco 49ers of wrongdoing, as he suspected his bum ankle was being targeted during a game last season at Candlestick Park.During his appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, as the topic turned to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, Rothlisberger made a passing reference to the 49ers 20-3 victory...

As Roethlisberger goes so do the Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger is the starting quarterback of a team that is known for stellar, top notch defense. With names such as Jack Lambert, Joe Greene, Franco Harris, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu the Steelers legacy has always been on the defensive side of the ball. Big Ben has changed this thinking because no one in the NFL, not named Peyton, is as crucial to his team's success...

Big Ben Accuses 49ers of Targeting His Ankle

In the wake of the Saints bounty scandal, there has been plenty of talk about how the NFL actually functions. Many learned that bounties in some form have existed for years, the Chris Carter/Bill Romonowski nonsense has come up & now Ben Roethlisberger chimes in. Big Ben told Dan Patrick that he thought the 49ers [...]
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