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.