Today was the day, the one that the Steeler Nation has been waiting for, just what would Todd Haley say in his first formal press conference? How would Mike Tomlin introduce his new coordinator? How many times would Haley be asked about working with Ben Roethlisberger or asked to speak about his emotional coaching style?
All those questions were answered as Haley took the stand after a brief introduction from Tomlin. The Steelers Head Coach was grinning from ear to ear nearly the entire time according to the Pittsburgh Trib’s
Dejan_Kovacevic - Tomlin called it “my great pleasure” to intoduce Haley, now smiling broadly in corner of room as Haley speaks.
Tomlin mentions how Haley “has a genuine love for the Pittsburgh Steelers”, and that’s something that attracted him to Haley. He didn’t get into details about what type of offense they will run, saying that he “takes pleasure in the mystery of what will happen”.
Coach Haley talks about being excited to be a part of the Steelers family, and working with the coaches and players. “I had to prepare for the Steelers last year but now it’s a bit different”, he said.
Haley also talked about being excited to work with Ben Roethlisberger, the receivers, and Heath Miller whom he noted was one of his favorite players. Speaking of Ben, he was in the Steelers facility this morning about an hour before Haley met with the media but as of the time of the press conference, still had not yet met with his new coach.
You can listen to the full press conference right here, audio courtesy of Steelers.com. We’ll have a more indepth transcript later today.