Throughout the offseason, on and off the field, new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley has appeared relaxed, at ease and smiling. The same was the case on Wednesday, when he spoke with the media during training activities.
Far from the fiery, not-afraid-to-get-in-a-player's-face persona he has cultivated over 15 years as an assistant or head coach in the NFL, this is a new Haley with a new mission on a new team. But don't worry, he said. The Steelers will see that side of him soon enough.
''I don't flip that switch until a little later,'' Haley said, drawing laughs. ''In training camp, we'll pick it up a notch.''
Demeanor aside, Haley was more direct in addressing concerns about the Steelers learning his offense before the start of the season.
''You use all this time,'' Haley said. ''It will be training camp and then it will be the real preseason games before anybody is totally comfortable....