In Pittsburgh, one of the biggest stories heading into the season will be how Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense adjusts to the system being installed by new coordinator Todd Haley, formerly Chiefs head coach.
Haley wont try to fit square pegs into round holes, one NFL observer said.
Todd Haley represents the best of both worlds, NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes said. With Kurt Warner, he threw it 45 times a game and didnt blink. In Kansas City, he ran it 45 times a game. Hes got those three young wide receivers there in Pittsburgh, and Ben knows how to put the ball in the air. Todd will make the adjustments, and rather quickly.
But how will the quarterback adjust when it gets down to actually running the offense during a game?
Torry Holt, a NFL Network analyst and former Rams receiver, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as saying: Coach Haley has a strong personality. Ben has a strong personality. Im sure Todd wants him to hone in on this or hone in on that, and Ben will try. But out there on the football field, your instincts kick in and your competitive nature kicks in, and you kind of resort back to what youve always done.
Does that mean sideline spats between Haley and his offensive charges something weve seen before with the coach are ahead this season? Keep an eye out.