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Randy Fichtner embraces the pressure that comes with being the Steelers’ offensive coordinator

Being the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers is not an easy job, but Randy Fichtner is ready to roll with the new gig.

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Being the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers is anything but easy. Every fan across the globe always criticizes every decision made.

They need to run more no-huddle.

Why are they so pass-happy?

Just run it right down their throats!

Essentially, unless you go undefeated, and the offense averages 30-points a game — fans aren’t happy. In Pittsburgh, new offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner embraces this pressure which comes with his new promotion.

“No doubt. I would say that, specifically here, and I’ve always said this: You’re the true fan and you’ve been with us the whole time, from birth and all that and you buy a ticket to the stadium and you have never wavered, then you have the right,” Fichtner told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

If checking off the above boxes means you have the right to criticize, then Steelers fans clearly know their rights to bemoan play-calling. But after replacing the polarizing Todd Haley, most fans just want to know what to expect from this new Fichtner led offense.

To sum it up...Fichtner is willing to do whatever it takes to win the football game.

“You may average 70 plays in a game,’’ Fichtner noted. “One week you might throw it 40 times and you run it 30; one week you might have to throw it 50 to try to win a game. It’s going to be about trying to win a game. ... Whatever it takes.”

It is highly unlikely the team’s offense changes that much from Haley to Fichtner, but there are certainly areas, like the red-zone, which could see the most dramatic changes in scheme, design and overall execution. Nonetheless, no one is tipping their hand as to what the operations might look like when the team rolls into Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA on July 25th to start training camp.

So, fans who are waiting to see what Fichtner’s plans are for the black-and-gold, you will have to wait. But if you are wondering if Fitchtner will allow Ben Roethlisberger to run a quarterback sneak in short-yardage situations...it doesn’t sound too promising.

“We’ll have to find out that,” Fichtner said. “I don’t want to see him get touched, to be honest with you.”

Maybe Fichtner’s offense will be more like Haley’s than anyone thought...

Check out the media session below: