Everyone seems to hate Todd Haley.
He doesn't appear to be a raving fan of a whole lot of people himself.
According to Post-Gazette reporter Ed Bouchette, Haley was blunt in his general assessment of his offense's (lack of) production through the first two weeks of the season.
"I'm not happy with anything right now," Haley said.
He's looking to move forward, though. In doing that, he's going to have to find a way to make this team multi-dimensional, which is a long way of saying they need to be able to run the ball. It's partially the fault of a lack of awareness, partially due to poor technique and partially due to a lack of skill on any one particular play.
Needless to say, this team has barely put together more than two or three consecutive crisply executed plays, let alone drives. All the criticism and gnashing of teeth over the preseason were based along those lines, so to suggest this is a new issue is false. The reality is there comes a point one should listen to the old adage, "if you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to continue getting what you're getting."
While Haley isn't calling for Steelers Running Back Du Jour to run behind a poor block from left tackle Mike Adams, he still needs to find a way to get Adams to know his assignment and get the running back to run where he's supposed to go.
Until that happens, the Steelers are going to continue getting what they've been getting, which is a Jacksonvillian level offense.
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