The Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley relationship saga continues to play out like a scene from "Days of our Lives", but the good news is that the saga has taken a turn for the better.
Ben Roethlisberger was on the Cook and Poni show on 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh recently, and during his interview was asked about his relationship with offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
"There was an obvious growing period." "You develop a relationship. I enjoy working with him. I think we have a good relationship now. You see it on the field and you will continue to see that when we get out there because my play will be better and the play-calling will really be better."
Roethlisberger has reason to be happy with Haley. Not only has Haley showed a trust in Roethlisberger that no other offensive coordinator has in regards to the no huddle offense, but Roethlisberger has thrived within Haley's system. The past two seasons, Roethlisberger has flourished, especially when healthy, within Haley's system.
With the Steelers' finishing the second half of the 2013 season 6-2, it was the offense that stepped up and set the tone, and that was all started by an offensive line that kept pressure off of Roethlisberger and opened up holes for the running game.
Just like in any relationship, when things are going well, everything is sunshine and rainbows, but when the bullets start flying and things go south a bit, will there be a change of tune?
Only time will tell, but as Haley enters his third season as the Steelers' offensive coordinator, if the relationship is as healthy as Roethlisberger depicts, then this season could be the best of the three year history with Haley, and that is good news for a team trying to get back to the playoffs.