Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/19/13

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley is under heavy fire and one of the reasons why is what they are not doing. Haley wanted to implement a zone blocking scheme and had the offense work on it the entire offseason. However, all the work went down the tubes when the offense just couldn't get it to produce. One can only deduct that failure of the running game is a direct result of the time spent on working the zone scheme and why the Steelers are struggling worse on the ground than last year. One thing is for sure, QB Ben Roethlisberger and RB Isaac Redman don't seem to be staunch supporters on the scheme.

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  • I don't mind Roethlisberger saying anything disparaging about the running game, I am not saying he did, but I have no problem with that. But Redman, you are getting the ball, man. You are the running back, so right now if I were you I would be as quiet as a mouse fart. You complaining about the running game is like saying, I don't know why they even put me back there clearly I can't do the job. C'mon, man. I think Haley is a problem in as much he is not very good at making adjustments, he is good at excuses, but people get injured every year. But there are other problems that have lead to this dismal performance, not recognizing the problems on offense last year and that was evident when the same cast of characters were brought back. TE was not addressed at all with the exception of signing a glorified tackle, huge mistake. The ineptness at the Tight End position has hurt both the passing game and the running game along with losing Mike Wallace and expecting Sanders to replace him. Sanders is a decent WR but he isn't commanding any double teams and neither is Brown. But I still feel those two can play if they call plays to their strengths and put Wheaton and Moye out there with them. To the coaches the crap has hit the fan, go run and shoot quick receivers dominate in the systems. Or keep pulling a Haley and attempt to put the square peg in the round hole.

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