Tomlin Says Roethlisberger Still On Board With Haley After Meeting With Him Monday

A lot has been made about the post-game comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger following the overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys. In those comments Roethlisberger seemed to be unhappy with the play calling of offensive coordinator Todd Haley during the game as well as the lack of no-huddle used.

Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked on Tuesday during his press conference if Roethlisberger is still on the same page with Haley right now moving forward.

“Yes he is,” said Tomlin. “That was a tough hard football game, and emotional one, and when you come up short there are frustrations associated with that, the natural frustrations associated with that. And I am sure if there was anything that was read into his comments, it was just that. I met with Ben yesterday and he\’s ready to move forward with this week and he\’s onboard with what it is that were doing.”

I think that it is clear that there remains a disconnect between Roethlisberger and Haley and if you can\’t see that I would suggest removing your homer glasses. That being said, winning fixes everything and Roethlisberger, just as Tomlin said on Tuesday, was frustrated after the loss.

Tomlin appears to have tried to diffuse the situation for now and you can expect that Roethlisberger will try to smooth things over more on Wednesday during his normal Q & A with the media.

This will not, however, be the last time that Roethlisberger has something to see about the offensive philosophy of Haley and perhaps even the play calling Bank on it.

  • steeltown

    Ok.. not in agreement here.. you said it yourself Bryan, “winning fixes
    everything” Haley didnt make Brown fumble the ball or force Ben to throw
    the INT.. IF they had won this would be a none issue.

  • steeltown

    Furthermore, Ben himself, during that same interview, said there were plays called that “they didnt execute correctly” and that’s not Haley’s fault.. and also in regards to the no huddle, which Ben is usually fantastic in, If my memory serves me right, when they went to the no huddle Ben was sacked twice which put them way out of field goal range.. just saying, I dont think Ben blames anyone but himself. He was upset after the game AND rightfully so

  • joey

    They just couldnt handle americas team end of duscussion

  • steeltown

    To continue the ‘discussion’ they were down to there 5th and 6th CB and were also playing a backup Safety at CB in the nickel.. and they still had a chance to win it

  • joey

    Dallas defense is so depleted and beat up its not even funny we had ware and spencer and carr hatcher everuone else is a backup so dont try to pull injury card big ben made a mistake at a crucial time on game or yall win but dont try and say oh hes hurt hes out cause really this dallas d is garbage they are just finding ways to keep there offense in the game

  • joey

    Maybe shouldnt have declared himself as worlds team at 7-6 lmao

  • steeltown

    Ok, thats completely different than they “couldnt handle” Dallas isnt it

  • steeltown

    I think he was saying that in response to being asked by a reporter about the Cowboys being labeled Americas Team and receiving all the press that they do, which is quite laughable.. but I do believe the Steelers have a far reaching fan base, just saying

  • Cols714

    One thing about football is the idea that every loss or win means something. Like the Dallas loss shows this team is doomed or the Giants wins shows that this team is great.

    Sometimes, most times, a loss is just an unfortunate event that if one or two things come out differently is a win. It doesn’t mean we are doomed or going nowhere.

  • joey

    No cause in the end they couldnt handle a depleted dallas d

  • JohnnyV1

    This whole thing about Roethlisberger & Haley is a bunch of nothing. The media has been trying to create something since the day Haley was hired. Haley has past issues with confrontations, and Roethlisberger had a new OC, after his buddy the old OC was not retained. So, let’s try to stir the pot, and ask about it every week, or after a loss. It wasn’t the play call, it was a nice play by a DB who did his homework and has good instincts.

    Hello Media, there’s nothing there. Stop trying to create something. Are you that hard up for a confrontation story, so you can report on something exciting? Please find something else to report on, something that’s actually happened/happening, something factual, not fabricated potential story.

  • steeltown

    I agree.. how about a story about Mike Adams rehab and possible return this week.. or something about the new guy on roster Justin King.. or something on Sean Spence.. or maybe about DeCastro and how he feels after playing in his FIRST NFL GAME after coming back from injury.. or a report about Coach Kugler and his recent happenings or an interview with Kugler.. or better yet, how about an interview with Scottie Montgomery the WR Coach, I’d like to hear what he thinks about the play of his WR’s in 2012 and their trouble hanging onto the ball and how he plans to right the ship.. anything but the Ben and Haley so called drama, that is nothing more than frustration after a loss

  • steeltown

    I believe that was your top CB that picked Ben off

  • joey

    Go back i listed him as one of 4 guys that has not been injured

  • Chris92021

    First, Big Ben threw that terrible pass in OT, not Todd Haley. Second, the offense had 388 yards, mostly on Big Ben’s arm. The team rushed 17 times…in a game that went into OT, meaning the dumping of the running game was a choice, not out of necessity. That part I do put on Haley. However, Big Ben had shots at Heath Miller in the second half but he did not throw to him. He got sacked or was looking for Wallace too often. Big Ben misses his golfing buddy and doesn’t like the new guy who holds him accountable for his mistakes. Big Ben has to grow up.

    BTW, last year Big Ben had 21 TD passes and 14 INTs, not to mentioned sacked a whole bunch of times. This season, despite missing 3.5 games, Big Ben has 22 TDs and 6 INTs and has not been sacked as much.

  • zyzak

    You’re nuts, Ben played well in the second half. Ben has a piss poor offensive line

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Hard for any if us fans to know who is the biggest reason Ben has not been on the same page as Wallace & other receivers too many games. When Wallace reported they all said training camp wasnt necessary. Cant have the plan be have Cotchery continue to sky up for balls.

    Ben’s wanted more no-huddle because he’s good at it but he was in no-huddle when he threw his int. Thats why cannot let inmates run the asylum, otherwise let the Young Moneys run the team while youre at it.

    But everyone knows franchise QBs stay & coaches go. Will the Steelers staff say “Haley retired” when they fire him.

  • Well JV1, you have evidently NOT seen the interview that Big Ben had after the game on Sunday. Ben Clearly states that he did not understand why they stopped using the “no Huddle Offense when they were moving the ball down the field” and he made some other innuendos towards the play calling. There is some tension there. How much I’m not sure; But from my own personal perspective I don’t know why we abandon the running game when it is working ???

  • JohnnyV1

    I did, and it was typical stuff (comments, frustration, etc) following a loss. The same type that all 32 teams enjoy. My comments are purely on what the media is going to try and goad a Roethlisberger vs Haley confrontation. “Hey, let’s keep asking about it, maybe one of them will blow and we’ll have a story”. It’s really obvious what the small minds are trying to do, and very boring.

    Now to your point on the running game, agreed. And to Ben’s point, on going away from Heath Miller, agreed. Heck, maybe after watching the tape, maybe even Todd Haley would agree, and perhaps change it up in the future. That’s good conversation, and valid. It’s the offensive coordinator position and the play calling we should question, not focus on how Todd Haley and Ben Roethlisberger are getting along.

  • Paul Boore

    Ben was bounce passing both halfs. He was not playing well…