Since the arrival of Pittsburgh Steelers‘ offensive coordinator Todd Haley in 2012, tension seemed to be pretty thick between him and several of the Steelers’ offensive players. After one year of struggle, things seemed to be turning around between Haley and the personnel on offense. Now, the addition of a new player could potentially make some unneeded waves to an already rough start to a season.
Just last week, Pittsburgh acquired left tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals through a trade. Brown played under Haley from 2007-08, and both were a part of Super Bowl XLIII against the Steelers.
A few days ago, Brown was asked by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about his feelings of being reunited with Haley in the Steel City.
‘”Well, you know, Todd is an interesting fella. Let’s just leave it at that,” Brown said. “Me and Todd—I mean, everybody has their arguments. I’m not sure he’s like necessarily in my corner, but, at this point, I’m here, so, obviously, he liked that fight in me, so I appreciate it.”
Apparently, the two weren’t the best of friends in the desert. Hopefully, any potential bad blood between Brown and Haley won’t boil over onto any other players. Especially since things seemed to have simmered down between Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, at least for now.
It’s still unknown if Brown will start in Week 6 against the New York Jets. If by any chance he does see the playing field, all eyes might be on Brown and how he interacts with Haley on the sideline, assuming that things continue to be as rocky as they are for the Steelers’ offense.
Clyde A. Speller is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google+