Todd Haley

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Steelers Have No Reason To “Nix” Fullback Usage In 2016

Don’t tell Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix that the position he plays is meaningless. Sure, he may have only played 150 total snaps on offense during the 2015 season, but his presence sure was noticeable during that limited playing time. When Nix was on the field last season, the Steelers…


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Roethlisberger/Coates Named Underrated Tandem

We’ve had a lot of talk about Antonio Brown lately. And hey, he’s the best receiver in the league so there’s good reason to break him down and comment on other sing his praises. But let’s talk about another receiver. Or, better phrased, talk about someone else talking about another receiver. And…


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Audio: Talking Buddy Ryan, Todd Haley On The Josh Taylor Show

Was happy to be back on The Josh Taylor Show with, of course, Josh Taylor for TribLive Radio yesterday. Josh and I discuss the impact Buddy Ryan had on his team and the game. Moving into Steelers talk, we discuss Todd Haley’s performance and Brian Baldinger calling Mike Tomlin the most underrated…


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Study: Breaking Down The Efficiency Of A Todd Haley Offense

Ever since the hiring of Todd Haley in 2012, the Steelers’ offense has undoubtedly evolved.  There has been a much more focused effort on utilizing running backs within a system that holds one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.  And as Big Ben has aged, we’ve seen the play…


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Is 2016 A Lombardi Or Bust Year For Steelers OC Todd Haley?

If I had told you way back in 2012 when Todd Haley was hired to be the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator that the team would only have one playoff win after his first four seasons, would you have bet for or against him still having job? Well, that’s exactly what has transpired up until…


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Last Weekend In June: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again. If you’re like me, you are probably a little bummed about the Pittsburgh Steelers needing to part ways with veteran kicker Shaun Suisham earlier in the day. While it was obvious that Suisham would have likely been gone just before the start…


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Roethlisberger’s Deep Ball Ranked Most Accurate In 2016

Markus Wheaton recently said Ben Roethlisberger loves to air the ball out deep, especially in short yard situations. Maybe he loves it because he’s just that good at it. According to Pro Football Focus, Roethlisberger had a 50.7% adjusted accuracy rate on passes 20+ yards, leading all QBs. The top…


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Steelers Open To Bell-Williams Dual Backfield

Generally, when somebody says that they would like to see a team run more two-back sets, they are not referring two one halfback and one fullback—that is, the sort of bulldozing fullback who very nearly exclusively serves only as a lead blocker. What they are usually referring to is a…


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Charting Steelers’ Third And Short Passing Last Season

Late last week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton made explicit a fairly obvious trend to anybody who had paid attention to the team’s offense last season, saying in an interview that “Ben [Roethlisberger] loves the deep ball obviously on third and short when the defense is least expecting [it]”,…


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Danny Smith: “We’re Going To Put The Best People Out There”

We’ve heard a lot from Keith Butler and Todd Haley but like special teams in general, Danny Smith has mostly been forgotten about. But Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews sat down for an exclusive interview with Smith, including getting his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ punt return situation. If you’ve been following…



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Todd Haley Says Sammie Coates Is Having A ‘Tremendous Offseason’

With Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant suspended for the 2016 season, second-year player Sammie Coates figures to have a much larger role in the team’s offense this year. While Coates only played sparingly during his rookie season, he seems to be impressing the coaching staff so far this offseason…


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Todd Haley Reveals Ways Players Can Impress Him During OTAs

Even though it’s only football in shorts, the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has a well-defined plan as to what they all hope to get accomplished during the team’s OTA and minicamp practices. Additionally, a lot of in-depth player evaluations will certainly take place during those 13 practices and especially when…