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JCPsteelers
02-06-2012, 03:57 PM
per report out of KC

http://www.steelers.com/news/article...d-78084d8497e3

tony hipchest
02-06-2012, 04:01 PM
im shocked!!!!










....that people actually tune in to madden.

stb_steeler
02-06-2012, 04:02 PM
yeah how legit is that...?

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:05 PM
It's legit.

http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/pittsburgh-steelers/2012/2/6/2775995/todd-haley-pittsburgh-steelers-offensive-coordinator

At least, according to that website, it is.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Another link:

http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/pittsburgh-steelers/2012/2/6/2775995/todd-haley-pittsburgh-steelers-offensive-coordinator

Ronaldo
02-06-2012, 04:06 PM
I like it a lot!!

jaygorius
02-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Mort confirms : http://twitter.com/mortreport

JCPsteelers
02-06-2012, 04:08 PM
Yep Mort confirms it.

I hope Haley gets in the face of Mendenhall a lot when he's frickin dancing like a girl in the backfield

Atlanta Dan
02-06-2012, 04:09 PM
If Haley has been hired, then some source within the Steelers organization burned not only Gerry Dulac and Ed.B. from the P-G but Peter King as well:chuckle:

This was King's rip of Haley in his MMQB column this morning

The interview with Todd Haley for offensive coordinator was a courtesy interview. There's a sense Haley's too tough to get along with. That plus the fact that, on his way out of Kansas City, he implied to the Kansas City Star that the team was bugging his phone. Leveling unfounded accusations against your employer (and if there is anything to them, then let's have the proof) to the media is not a very good way to get a job in a league where other teams think those who own and run the Chiefs are good men

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/02/06/superbowl46/1.html

mesaSteeler
02-06-2012, 04:09 PM
jimwexell James C Wexell
@
@mikevukkdka "radio 610 in KC reporting Todd Haley to be announced soon as steelers OC" -- I've learned Tomlin was impressed by intrvw .

http://twitter.com/jimwexell

Ronaldo
02-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Love the hire. His offenses tend to be up tempo and shotgun oriented. Witht he offensive weapons that we have, the O has shown that they are very capable of running the no huddle.

Hopefully, Haley has about a 10x better shotgun running game than the shotgun draw we got from Arians.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Changed the name of this thread. This will be where all discussion is posted. I'll changeit's status to confirmed once reported by Steelers.com.

FIREHALEY
02-06-2012, 04:14 PM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Merged threads.

JCPsteelers
02-06-2012, 04:17 PM
If Haley has been hired, then some source within the Steelers organization burned not only Gerry Dulac and Ed.B. from the P-G but Peter King as well:chuckle:

This was King's rip of Haley in his MMQB column this morning

The interview with Todd Haley for offensive coordinator was a courtesy interview. There's a sense Haley's too tough to get along with. That plus the fact that, on his way out of Kansas City, he implied to the Kansas City Star that the team was bugging his phone. Leveling unfounded accusations against your employer (and if there is anything to them, then let's have the proof) to the media is not a very good way to get a job in a league where other teams think those who own and run the Chiefs are good men

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/02/06/superbowl46/1.html

King is such a doofus.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:17 PM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

:rofl:

Liking this dude already!!!

Millers the sh!t
02-06-2012, 04:19 PM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif


Ha ha ha! The more I watch the more I laugh.

6RingsAndCounting
02-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Lovin it.

Fire Arians
02-06-2012, 04:20 PM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

:chuckle:

Ronaldo
02-06-2012, 04:20 PM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

That is a hillarious animation. I wonder what in the hell is was doing/looking at to begin with to cause that reaction on the field?

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:23 PM
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo60/GaiaBayz/bbbbbbb.jpg

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Damn, notice the massive registration and activity of members all of the sudden? People jumping all over this news.

tony hipchest
02-06-2012, 04:25 PM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

best. GIF. EVER.

thanks, i been looking for this for a while. :sofunny:

Millers the sh!t
02-06-2012, 04:29 PM
jimwexell James C Wexell
@
@mikevukkdka "radio 610 in KC reporting Todd Haley to be announced soon as steelers OC" -- I've learned Tomlin was impressed by intrvw .

http://twitter.com/jimwexell

Maybe Haley used the phrase "at this juncture" 10 times during the interview.

tony hipchest
02-06-2012, 04:29 PM
If Haley has been hired, then some source within the Steelers organization burned not only Gerry Dulac and Ed.B. from the P-G but Peter King as well:chuckle:


There's a sense Haley's too tough to get along with.

well, the main knock on arians (other than his defiance, refusal to usa afb, crappy playcalling and poor practice mgmt) was that he was TOO easy for ben to get along with. :noidea:

maybe tomlins going in the opposite direction.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Maybe Haley used the phrase "at this juncture" 10 times during the interview.

The standard is the standard :chuckle:

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:34 PM
ESPN'S on it

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7548154/source-pittsburgh-steelers-hire-todd-haley-new-oc

JCPsteelers
02-06-2012, 04:36 PM
One thing I hope Haley does improve on the offense is the crispness of it. I can't tell you how many times this year it seemed the Steelers offense was not mentally there during the game with missed blocks, penalties, lining up wrong, etc. That is why I'm glad Arians is gone.

6RingsAndCounting
02-06-2012, 04:37 PM
The standard is the standard :chuckle:

It's a 5 star matchup cause we're in it.

Fire Arians
02-06-2012, 04:39 PM
It's a 5 star matchup cause we're in it.

i can create an offense that will unleash hell on our opponents

6RingsAndCounting
02-06-2012, 04:40 PM
i can create an offense that will unleash hell on our opponents

As long as we're battle tested.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 04:41 PM
It's a 5 star matchup cause we're in it.

I actually like that. Seemed to fire us up...

That's what we need. Passion and intensity and the desire to win. We haven't has it since then, and we almost had enough of it to beat the Pack.

Whodis
02-06-2012, 04:44 PM
I like the hire and I'm glad we didn't stay in house because the standard is the standard.

Edman
02-06-2012, 04:44 PM
I will create an offense that will fight for every blade of grass.

This is a 5-Star Offense because it's our Offense.

TRH
02-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if it's true and i had a feeling if the Steelers were doing something they were keeping it hush-hush until right after the big game. They probably offered the job days ago and kept a gag order on him.
The Steelers organization is high on decency and would not announce a decision like that the day before the SB. Only owners such as Jerry Jones do such things to upstage SB stories. We just don't operate like that.

6RingsAndCounting
02-06-2012, 04:52 PM
Hopefully Todd Haley knows that Steeler football is 60 minutes, and style points don't matter :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

tony hipchest
02-06-2012, 04:59 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if it's true and i had a feeling if the Steelers were doing something they were keeping it hush-hush until right after the big game. They probably offered the job days ago and kept a gag order on him.
.speaking of gag order on him....

http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

sorry, couldnt resist. :chuckle:

as for the hire, im kinda indifferent, although i do think he is just as capable as arians, plush he has proven he can do great things with a great qb, wr, and rb.

SteelCurtain5643
02-06-2012, 05:04 PM
I like this hire alot. Dude is a Pittsburgh guy, has roots here. I think he'll offer alot more than BA ever did. I think he can work wonders with our offense.

OX1947
02-06-2012, 05:09 PM
I am so excited right now I can not think. Can 7 months be here NOW! I believe Haley and Big Ben will need to come together and make this offense stout and consistent. Keeping Big Ben healthy has to be a priority next year.

TRH
02-06-2012, 05:09 PM
surprisingly, the 1st story on ESNP2 football news tongiht....ahead of the SB. I like the fiery personality style. They mentioned that there will probably be "some exciting conversations" at times, instead of the "put your arm around him and we'll do better next time" kind of behavior.
I've missed that around here. It's been way too easygoing on the sidelines.

6RingsAndCounting
02-06-2012, 05:10 PM
He's never coached the Browns. I'm sold.

BengalDestroyer
02-06-2012, 05:14 PM
good good good, guess I wasn't crazy after all huh guys!!!!!

Ricco Suavez
02-06-2012, 05:14 PM
Great, now we are becoming Arizona Cardinals East!

mesaSteeler
02-06-2012, 05:17 PM
Report: Haley next Steelers OC
http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/bob-smiziks-blog/31810-twitter-haley-next-steelers-oc
Monday, 06 February 2012 17:15
Written by Bob Smizik

According to the well-connected Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, the Steelers are set to name Todd Haley as their new offensive coordinator.

Haley, 44, was fired as coach of the Kansas City Cheifs last season after going 4-12, 6-10 and 5-8. He is an Upper St. Clair native who never played high school or college football. Prior to being head coach of the Chiefs, he was offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals.

Haley is said to be head strong and difficult to get along with. Might be just the thing Ben Roethlisberger needs.

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 05:18 PM
He was with the chiefs after that, and his time with the Cardinals wasn't extensive. Not to many comparison's there.

plenewken
02-06-2012, 05:19 PM
That's very good news. Hope it's the end of our offensive woes. :applaudit:

steeltheone
02-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Welcome Coach Haley!

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 05:23 PM
I feel bad for coach Wilson more than ever right now, but I think we're headed in the right direction. Here's to next season!

:drink:

MasterOfPuppets
02-06-2012, 05:30 PM
I am so excited right now I can not think..
stop watching the gif
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

Kingmagyar
02-06-2012, 05:30 PM
It's a shame we waited, we may have been able to land a Jim Caldwell as a QB coach before the Ravens did.

Is Randy Fichtner going to co-exist with Haley or go and join Arians in Indy? Maybe the QB coach watch starts now:

Bill Stewart
Alex Van Pelt
Hue Jackson
Frank Reich?

TRH
02-06-2012, 05:36 PM
I think Fichtner will stay. I'm suprised he wasn't the hire. But maybe i wasn't the only one who noticed deer-in-headlights, zombie coaches on the field with zero emotion. Maybe the Rooney's saw it too.
It will be great to have someone here that appears to be emotional and on fire.

stb_steeler
02-06-2012, 05:37 PM
It's legit.

http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/pittsburgh-steelers/2012/2/6/2775995/todd-haley-pittsburgh-steelers-offensive-coordinator

At least, according to that website, it is.

yeah Heath told me on FB......

Bayz101
02-06-2012, 05:39 PM
yeah Heath told me on FB......

Yep, and Woodley.

Sixburgher
02-06-2012, 05:41 PM
I think Fichtner will stay. I'm suprised he wasn't the hire. But maybe i wasn't the only one who noticed deer-in-headlights, zombie coaches on the field with zero emotion. Maybe the Rooney's saw it too.
It will be great to have someone here that appears to be emotional and on fire.

This again. I wonder how many people here are old enough to have ever watched Chuck Noll during a game.

If you ain't jumping up and down and spitting, you don't care!

zcoop
02-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Report: Haley next Steelers OC
http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/bob-smiziks-blog/31810-twitter-haley-next-steelers-oc
Monday, 06 February 2012 17:15
Written by Bob Smizik

According to the well-connected Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, the Steelers are set to name Todd Haley as their new offensive coordinator.

Haley, 44, was fired as coach of the Kansas City Cheifs last season after going 4-12, 6-10 and 5-8. He is an Upper St. Clair native who never played high school or college football. Prior to being head coach of the Chiefs, he was offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals.

Haley is said to be head strong and difficult to get along with. Might be just the thing Ben Roethlisberger needs.

I don't know about this hire. Never played high school or college football, but got a job as a head coach? Something ain't right here chief. Anybody have info of his successes? If so, post them please.

tony hipchest
02-06-2012, 05:48 PM
mark kaboly and jim wexell discuss the hire-



MarkKaboly_TribMark Kaboly
Call me skeptical but Todd Haley hiring seems to me has Art Rooney's fingerprints all over it.


jimwexellJames C Wexell
@MarkKaboly_Trib I heard from a source earlier today that Tomlin was impressed by the interview. Heard it wasn't a courtesy. I'm buying this

MarkKaboly_TribMark Kaboly
@jimwexell -- doesn't seem like a good fit. Tomlin surrounds himself with yes men. Don't think Haley is one of those.

jimwexellJames C Wexell
@MarkKaboly_Trib Haley's down to his last strike. He damn well better be a yes man. Hitting bottom will mean plenty to Haley, as it did Ben.

https://twitter.com/#!/Steelers_Fever

wera176
02-06-2012, 05:53 PM
stop watching the gif
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif


I can't. Anyone have her number? :hug:

Steel95
02-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Yep Mort confirms it. I hope Haley gets in the face of Mendenhall a lot when he's frickin dancing like a girl in the backfield


In the face of Mendenhall? I hope he gets in the face Roethlisberger! I truly believe that's the reason the Steelers brought Haley in; he's not going to try and be friends with #7. He's going to bring some discipline and order to that Offense. Steelers in the SuperBowl next February.

TRH
02-06-2012, 06:01 PM
In the face of Mendenhall? I hope he gets in the face Roethlisberger! I truly believe that's the reason the Steelers brought Haley in; he's not going to try and be friends with #7. He's going to bring some discipline and order to that Offense. Steelers in the SuperBowl next February.

He's not going "to get in the face of Roethlisberger". I'm sure Ben's already made the phone call by now and they're both going to work together and looking forward to it.
Look for him to be more mobile than Arians and to get highly emotional but it will be all for the greater good.

Curtain_of_Steel
02-06-2012, 06:10 PM
I like the hire... But will it matter if he isn;t bringing an OLINE with him? You can't teach overmatched, undersized players the Oline position. Than we have Kemo which is even worse.

mesaSteeler
02-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Source: Former Chiefs coach to be Steelers' next offensive coordinator

By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, February 6, 2012

Todd Haley, an Upper St. Clair High graduate with extensive NFL coaching experience, will become the Steelers' next offensive coordinator, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review today.

Haley interviewed with the Steelers last Tuesday, and he plans to take the job that came open when Bruce Arians' contract was not renewed by the team. Arians, who has since become the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator, had directed the Steelers' offense since 2007, Mike Tomlin's first season as head coach.

Haley's hiring was first reported by 610 AM in Kansas City and also reported by ESPN and The NFL Network.

Haley had been the head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs for two-plus seasons going 19-26 and winning one AFC West title. Kansas City fired Haley in December, roughly two weeks after the Steelers beat the Chiefs, 13-9, in Kansas City.

"Happy for him, he's a Pittsburgh guy his dad coached there now he's at that same place," Chiefs wide receiver and former Pitt star Jon Baldwin wrote on his Twitter account. "Right back at home (good) stuff for him."

The Chiefs were 27th in total offense last season (310.8 yards per game) but were wracked by injuries. They were 15th in rushing (118.3 yards per game) despite losing Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles at the beginning of the season to a knee injury.

Haley, 44, is the son of Dick Haley, the former Steelers' director of player personnel who helped build the championship teams of the 1970s.

Haley had been an NFL assistant coach for 10 seasons before taking the head job in Kansas City in 2009.

Haley served as an offensive coordinator in Arizona for two seasons under former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. He helped lead the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl and a near upset of the Steelers in 2008.

Scott Brown can be reached at sbrown@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.



Read more: Source: Former Chiefs coach to be Steelers' next offensive coordinator - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/print_780290.html#ixzz1leMnqUiY

Atlanta Dan
02-06-2012, 06:15 PM
Wonder who within the Steelers organization was putting out the word to Bouchette, Dulac, and Peter King that Haley's interview was only a courtesy and that Haley would not get hired - IMO it would be someone regarded as credible for all three to run with that story:noidea:

FrancoLambert
02-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Overall and all things considered a very good hire.
Outside the organization, a fresh set of eyes, no "friendship" with the qb.
Reputation of holding people accountable and calling them out of necessary.
When you consider all of the choices, already hired and not yet hired, we did OK.
Let's hope he's excited about working with the offensive weapons we have.
Let's hope he marches into Colbert's office and says, "If you expect me to do anything we these guys, get me an offensive line."

Millers the sh!t
02-06-2012, 06:27 PM
I like the hire... But will it matter if he isn;t bringing an OLINE with him? You can't teach overmatched, undersized players the Oline position. Than we have Kemo which is even worse.

It'll probably take a year or so to adapt to the new playbook. By that time we should have a lineman in this draft and another the year after. I'm looking forward to the 2013-14 season more than the upcoming. I'm betting we'll still make the playoffs but I think 2013-14 we go real far.

pete74
02-06-2012, 06:38 PM
im excited about this. i think he will have us in the top 5 next season

Fire Arians
02-06-2012, 06:39 PM
i'm excited to see how he will utilize our running backs, and how much he will get miller / wes saunders involved in the passing game

El-Gonzo Jackson
02-06-2012, 06:41 PM
I like the hire... But will it matter if he isn;t bringing an OLINE with him? You can't teach overmatched, undersized players the Oline position. Than we have Kemo which is even worse.

Gilbert, Pouncey, Foster, Colon are now suddenly undersized??? If anything those guys are better run blockers than pass protectors. Been drafting and keeping the wrong guys for a pass first offense.

Pentheon
02-06-2012, 06:46 PM
I cant wait, Im happy about bringing haley in... I cant wait to see if we improve our o line and have a great passing game like we should with a great quarterback and an amazing set of receivers....that should help our run game a lot more too...I think things are looking up for our offense :tt::tt04::tt02::tt03::tt03:

VictoryFormation
02-06-2012, 07:17 PM
No doubt, the Steelers need to put more run into their offense. I read that Haley had the chiefs at the top of the league in rushing in 2010. He also has a passing package that might work. It might work. It's a wait, and see. If the steelers can run the ball more often, and successfully, they could definitely get back to the Big Game next year.

wyn50
02-06-2012, 07:20 PM
I wonder what kind of changes he will make. He must have an idea of what kind of players he would want and needs in the draft/FA.

60_MINUTES
02-06-2012, 07:21 PM
HELL YEAH


I love it man... this is what we need a coach..... players play coaches coach... if a million dollar man cant take a coach telling him were to go and how to do it then they should find a new place to play... I love this guy.. hes not your buddy hes your coach.. do as your told and we might just win a superbowl... aka Bill Parcells his mentor.... Superbowl played by two Parcells guys... this is good for our team... A pittsburgh guy on top of that... lets go baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by the way Im pretty sure the rooneys are putting the team back like they want it... thank GOD they have stepped in.. I would assume Mike better get on board as well... Someone reported Tomlin liked the interview..lol.... yeah right... just like he liked BA and wanted him back.... bottom line Rooneys have done it for 40 years and won for 40 years with same formula... NOLL AND COWHER was their formula... BA was fired by rooneys... and haley was hired by rooneys... we also retained butler to be Dicks repalcement more rooeny moves... Tomlin should probably get the point now... again I think Mike will be a good coach and on his way to being great but there is no doubt his boss had to step in and show him what the steelers want... either way this is great for the steelers

Hello Ray lewis meet our Fullbacks helment in your chest again bitch

madtowndrunkard
02-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Great hire. I'm anxious to see who he brings in to coach the O-line.

He's got some good coaching connections around the league, not to mention the players he's worked with. I wonder if he brings anyone over from KC? Any FA's in KC worth noting?

60_MINUTES
02-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Great hire. I'm anxious to see who he brings in to coach the O-line.

He's got some good coaching connections around the league, not to mention the players he's worked with. I wonder if he brings anyone over from KC? Any FA's in KC worth noting?



with mendy coming off ACL... if we end up letting Moore go.. I wouldnt be against bringing him Thomas Jones... I think the guy can still give you a little spark in a reserve roll... for the vet min of course

madtowndrunkard
02-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Anyone think he'll bring McClain with him? We'll need a FB.

stb_steeler
02-06-2012, 07:34 PM
stop watching the gif
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

Was Haley riding a hippity hop?....LMAO

Fire Arians
02-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Anyone think he'll bring McClain with him? We'll need a FB.

i wouldn't mind that at all

Steelerfreak58
02-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Glad to see it happen. Cant wait for September to get here.

wyn50
02-06-2012, 07:51 PM
No more camp cupcakes. :chuckle:

StainlessStill
02-06-2012, 08:44 PM
I'm fired up over this. Out of all the candidates on the map, Haley would of been my choice hands down. He's the right guy for the job in handling a balanced attack, especially the running game and the ability to mix and match the Steelers wide receiving corpse. Under the Rooney family, his natural ties to Pittsburgh and the history his family has within the Steelers organization, I don't think his "temper" would interfere in any conflicts. His type of passion is exactly what is needed for the Steelers offense to move forward.

austinfrench76
02-06-2012, 09:02 PM
Great hire. Could really help Ben. Screw getting along - I'll take the victories!

GMU Steeler
02-06-2012, 11:04 PM
This is pretty neat for me since as I've said before Todd's cousin is a good friend of my Dad's. He and Todd went to training camp a bit together in the 70's. He's a good hire too. I thought he got a bad rap in KC honest. Losing Cassel, Charles, and Berry hurt that team.

AgentGold007
02-07-2012, 01:01 AM
As far as I'm concerned, he's got a clean slate as far as his character issues. He's dealing with grown men, they should be able to handle his intensity. All I care about is him having a competent offense that can consistently get the ball in the endzone. Let's go!

FrancoLambert
02-07-2012, 05:21 AM
I wonder what kind of changes he will make. He must have an idea of what kind of players he would want and needs in the draft/FA.

Hopefully after reviewing game tapes he jumps up and says, "Who the hell is #85?" "That's a fullback?" He can't block, he can't catch, cut him!"
:applaudit:

tunes4life
02-07-2012, 09:28 AM
http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

:rofl:

Rick5895
02-07-2012, 10:32 AM
His intensity is welcome. With this talent on O, I can see us as a top 5 scoring offense with him as OC.

Steel Peon
02-07-2012, 11:35 AM
It's hard to say how any new hire will work out no matter who they are, but with the firing of Arians and the hiring of someone new (didn't really matter who in my context), and barring any catastrophic injuries, I can see no conceivable way that our offense next year is not more improved than this year's. We can only go up from here.

Atlanta Dan
02-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Given that the initial report of Haley's hiring came out of Kansas City it would appear that someone from Haley's camp leaked the selection

For someone who has a reputation for self-promotion that might not be the best way to start off a relationship with the Rooneys and Tomlin - but if Haley can fix the offense I could care less if he is a jerk

I hope to ask Ed.B. of the P-G in his online chat today if Bouchete, Dulac, and Peter King were burned by the same source within the Steelers organization that Haley's interview was only a courtesy:chuckle:

TomlinsThorn
02-07-2012, 12:55 PM
Love the hire. Should be exciting to see how Ben responds....

Also curious if this was Tomlin's choice or did ownership step in...

FanSince72
02-07-2012, 01:01 PM
That's very good news. Hope it's the end of our offensive woes. :applaudit:


And if it's not, you can always start a "Fire Haley" thread. :thumbsup:

(Oh wait! Someone already did that!) :rofl:

tony hipchest
02-07-2012, 01:05 PM
its officially now official-


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We have named Todd Haley as our new offensive coordinator.
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LVSteelersfan
02-07-2012, 01:05 PM
I will wait and see to decide what I think. There is no way to tell before things start rolling in actual games. I like the hire but do not know how much right now. Put it this way. I loved the fire Airhead a lot more.

Hines0wnz
02-07-2012, 01:16 PM
I'm okay with this hire. Should be a nice shake up for the offense.

Now, if the injury bug would just leave the O-line alone.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 01:29 PM
If we stay healthy, this should be a great hire.

TRH
02-07-2012, 01:41 PM
And he said he's very excited to be coming in. Since he's from the 'Burgh, it must feel fabulous to get to both come home and work with a successful, classy organization.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 01:45 PM
"I am excited about the opportunity to come back home and work for a tremendous organization," Haley said in a statement released by the team.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Todd-Haley-Named-Offensive-Coordinator/f918a844-0ee2-4ecb-a4ad-78084d8497e3

GMU Steeler
02-07-2012, 01:50 PM
Remember guys, his Dad was I believe the director of pro scouting for nearly 20 years here. Guy grew up with the Steelers so he's probably got a little extra motivation to do his damned best here. As I've mentioned before, his cousin is a family friend of mine and it seems KC really screwed Todd. He didn't get along with Pioli at all and honestly considering Pioli comes from the Belichick tree- that doesn't shock me. I think Haley will be a good fit for us.

ZiggyHeyward
02-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Not super excited but he was the best man out there for the job. I would have been a lot more worried with Caldwell I think Todd's going to adapt well and bring some enthusiasm to the sidelines. I could care less if Ben likes it I would rather him have a coach then another buddy to hang out with. I can't see the running game getting worse and with the talent on offence it wont be hard to surpass this years 15th ranking.

ebsteelers
02-07-2012, 02:41 PM
I don't know about this hire. Never played high school or college football, but got a job as a head coach? Something ain't right here chief. Anybody have info of his successes? If so, post them please.

just watch the cardinals the year we played them in the super bowl..

good offensive coordinator,

we have the weapons just need some o linemen and a team to stay healthy





im fu(kin juiced up for this hire


30 points game... here we go steelers here we go

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 03:01 PM
I'm excited too. He did a great job with Boldin and Fitz, and look who we have. Brown and Wallace and Sanders. Let's hope this works out.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:16 PM
7,000+ thread views in a day, pretty impressive.

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:27 PM
I think Haley will put the spunk back into this team, mixing it up alittle more. Not the same predictable stuff as usual...... (Cant Believe i said that)....:tt02:

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:30 PM
I think Haley will put the spunk back into this team, mixing it up alittle more. Not the same predictable stuff as usual...... (Cant Believe i said that)....:tt02:

I've said this before. It wasn't the plays that we're bad with Bruce (besides than god damn bubble screen), it was the philosophy. We need a new mindset to mix things up a bit and use good situation play calling.

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:34 PM
I've said this before. It wasn't the plays that we're bad with Bruce (besides than god damn bubble screen), it was the philosophy. We need a new mindset to mix things up a bit and use good situation play calling.

Oh there were plenty of bad plays called......thats why it became predictable.
1st and goal= run 2nd and goal= run 3rd n goal= run......yep! Id say thats a bad play call.

TRH
02-07-2012, 05:35 PM
I've said this before. It wasn't the plays that we're bad with Bruce (besides than god damn bubble screen), it was the philosophy. We need a new mindset to mix things up a bit and use good situation play calling.

Exactly.
It got so bad at the end of the season that the announcing crews were calling our plays beforehand and then telling the audience how and why they could see we were running this play and that play in advance.
Pathetic.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:38 PM
@ STB

No. I mean the playbook in itself. It isn't bad, it's just that the plays we're used wrong. Just because Airhead ran it four straight times doesn't mean the run itself was bad, it means Arians is bad, lol.

I like a lot of the things that we're called, just hated when they we're called.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:39 PM
Exactly.
It got so bad at the end of the season that the announcing crews were calling our plays beforehand and then telling the audience how and why they could see we were running this play and that play in advance.
Pathetic.

Hopefully all that ends with Haley coming in.

TRH
02-07-2012, 05:39 PM
another thing you have to worry about when you hire an OC is that if you have, say, 2 fantastic seasons, they will likely be recruited elsewhere to fill vacant Head Coaching jobs.
Even though Haley was fired from KC, it could be in his future, he's young. Possibly with his strong ties to the organization and with him being a local, he might be more likely to stay put than some would. That could have played a role.
If he does well and is happy here, we may not lose him in the future. Last thing he would want to do is leave for a HC job, then get fired again in a year or two. I like the stability of the way this looks.

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:40 PM
@ STB

No. I mean the playbook in itself. It isn't bad, it's just that the plays we're used wrong. Just because Airhead ran it four straight times doesn't mean the run itself was bad, it means Arians is bad, lol.

I like a lot of the things that we're called, just hated when they we're called.

Yeah i agree with ya, i think we may have gotten our signals mixed....lol

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Yeah i agree with ya, i think we may have gotten our signals mixed....lol

I'm sure the patriots had that problem when reviewing film.


ZING!

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:43 PM
another thing you have to worry about when you hire an OC is that if you have, say, 2 fantastic seasons, they will likely be recruited elsewhere to fill vacant Head Coaching jobs.
Even though Haley was fired from KC, it could be in his future, he's young. Possibly with his strong ties to the organization and with him being a local, he might be more likely to stay put than some would. That could have played a role.
If he does well and is happy here, we may not lose him in the future. Last thing he would want to do is leave for a HC job, then get fired again in a year or two. I like the stability of the way this looks.

Absolutely.......some coach's arent cut out for HC positions but look how many are great OC's......Haley is one.....

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:44 PM
[QUOTE=Bayz101;995558]I'm sure the patriots had that problem when reviewing filmHAHA
zigged when should of zagged

jiminpa
02-07-2012, 05:46 PM
@ STB

No. I mean the playbook in itself. It isn't bad, it's just that the plays we're used wrong. Just because Airhead ran it four straight times doesn't mean the run itself was bad, it means Arians is bad, lol.

I like a lot of the things that we're called, just hated when they we're called.
No the playbook was pretty suckish too. Run up the middle with no FB, into 3 unblocked linebackers, bubble screen and long bombs. Ta da! Arians entire playbook. That's pretty much a bad playbook.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:50 PM
No the playbook was pretty suckish too. Run up the middle with no FB, into 3 unblocked linebackers, bubble screen and long bombs. Ta da! Arians entire playbook. That's pretty much a bad playbook.

Once again, a playbook has more than one play, and you only mentioned one. Every playbook has screens, bombs and runs up the middle. It's just that Arians used them all WAY too much. I loved the Mike Wallace end around handoff's and some of the other trickery that Arians NEVER used enough. Stuff like that worked beautifully.

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:50 PM
No the playbook was pretty suckish too. Run up the middle with no FB, into 3 unblocked linebackers, bubble screen and long bombs. Ta da! Arians entire playbook. That's pretty much a bad playbook.

Shhhhhhhh..... U didnt hear that from me. :wink02:

jiminpa
02-07-2012, 06:31 PM
Once again, a playbook has more than one play, and you only mentioned one. Every playbook has screens, bombs and runs up the middle. It's just that Arians used them all WAY too much. I loved the Mike Wallace end around handoff's and some of the other trickery that Arians NEVER used enough. Stuff like that worked beautifully.I mentioned 2 specific plays, and long bombs in the plural. He had two plays that weren't long bombs and there were minor variations, but those were minimal, and then he had a number of variations of Ben run around for his life for 15 seconds and takes a 15 yard loss, or maybe completes a long pass. Mendenhall made the run look like it was more than one play by not running right into the linebackers. You're right there was one more play, he added that trap two seasons ago, you know, the one that went to the same hole every time.

Edman
02-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Arians' Playbook may have had a ton of plays, but each offensive gameplan revolved around the following...

-Ben going sandlot and completing a long pass or getting sacked
-Deep to Wallace/Brown
-Mendenhall up the middle.
-2-3 Bubble Screens a game.