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Report: Todd Haley and Ben Roethlisberger relationship "not good"

An article indicates Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley have "butted heads" and could lead to a parting of ways this offseason.


In kind of a "wait a minute-whaa?" kind of story, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport floated what seems like a considerably big piece of news.

According to his report, Roethlisberger and Haley's relationship is "not great," and the time Roethlisberger used hand signals the team used last year apparently didn't go over very well.

We speculated this offseason the Steelers really wanted to hire running backs coach Kirby Wilson, but injuries he sustained in a house fire before the Steelers playoff game in January left him him the hospital for much of the offseason.

Rapoport even goes as far as to suggest Haley will be terminated at the end of this season (provided the alleged struggles continue) and the job given to Wilson.

It's only fair to point out Rappaport was the same reporter who said Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro tore his ACL in August, something that turned out to be untrue.

Rappaport apologized for the error.

Not to create more drama here than what's already on the table, but it seems only appropriate Rappaport would be extra careful with the source he's using. Clearly, one source he has inside the Steelers organization is not a medical professional.

Is it a stretch to think this story is another torn ACL?