Todd Haley gets 50 yards of offense on last two plays of half to pad his yardage stats. Hopes no one will notice how awful he is— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13) October 12, 2014
Everyone's enjoying the city-sized target on the back of Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Now, even former league executives are boldly opining against the embattled Steelers' play-caller.
Strong words from an executive without a job.
But words that probably will resonate well with the fan base of the Pittsburgh Steelers today. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has come under fire from fans, hip hop artists and now the former president of the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.
It isn't unwarranted at this point. The Steelers' offense has gotten into the end zone twice in its last two games (one of those coming in garbage-time Sunday vs. Cleveland), and have barely produced anything in the red zone.
While running back Le'Veon Bell has done well to this point, the running game seems to be bypassed in short yardage situations, in favor of a shorter passing game opponents have seen many times and are prepared for before the snap.
The degree to which the Steelers' front office is paying attention to any of this remains to be seen, but changes need to be made - not just for the sake of change, but for the sake of an offense that has spent a huge chunk of money and many high draft picks for a unit that has fallen back into the bottom-third of the league in scoring.