Hire of Todd Haley Will Change Steelers Offense for the Better
The hire of Todd Haley to replace Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator is surely a sign that changes are coming to Pittsburgh.
Haley, who was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for the past two seasons, will bring a run-oriented game plan to the Steelers offense. He went 19-26 with the Chiefs. Haley was a coordinator for 10 years before being hired as a head coach. He was the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals when they reached Super Bowl XLIII, ironically against Pittsburgh.
The Steelers organization has ties with the Haley family in the past. Todd’s father, Dick, served as the director of team personnel from 1971-90. Todd said he is happy to be back in the city where he spent the majority of his childhood. “I am excited to come back home and work for a tremendous organization. It is an honor to work with the Rooney family and Coach Tomlin and continue the success that has become synonymous with the Steelers.”
The hire of Haley is clearly a sign of drastic changes to come for the Pittsburgh offense. Under Arians the Steelers became a pass first offense. Haley loved to run the ball when he was with the Chiefs. In 2010, the Chiefs led the league in rushing attempts with 556.
This could potentially be a brilliant hire. The Steelers need to limit the amount of hits that Ben Roethlisberger takes throughout a game. The running game is a quarterback’s best friend. It will also setup the play-action for big play potential down-field. The Steelers have three explosive receivers that can beat most cornerbacks. A good running game will open up the field for the whole offense.
The Steelers need to solidify their offensive line to be able to control the line of scrimmage. If they can sure up the o-line, they have the potential to be a very strong running team. Rashard Mendenhall and Issac Redman are solid running backs and compliment each other very well.
Follow me on Twitter @bbonsell24
Redskins' RG3 Will Win Comeback Player of the Year
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be named the Comeback Player of the Year this season. Read More
Patriots Training Camp Profile: QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo could very well be leading the Patriots' offense come the start of the season. His second NFL training camp will be his first chance to prove he can do so. Read More
Five stunning, amazing photos of the Kansas City Chiefs’ home Arrowhead Stadium
Arrowhead Stadium is absolutely stunning. Read More
Throwback Thursday: The letter the Atlanta Falcons sent to the man who named them
As we reminded you yesterday, it’s been 50 years since the Atlanta Falcons came into existence, and a lot has happened. But let’s take it back for a second, all the way back to the beginning. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s ... Read More