According to Chris Mortensen's opinion, Ben and Haley will likely bond over golfing together?? That's fine. They are both professionals and should act in that manner. I trust that Ben will do that - if he has matured the way I think he has. I read that Larry Fitzgerald and Keyshawn Johnson (he coached him in one of his jobs) really like Haley - who knows? I saw a show with Keyshawn and Haley right after Haley was fired and it seemed like they had a decent relationship. I think those of you who say that Ben doesn't need a buddy are right. He needs a coach. Some of these other guys who were terrible as head coaches have gone back to being good coordinators - HC just isn't the right fit for a lot of people. Takes a lot of people and management skills a lot of guys don't have. I can't help but be excited - it's in the nature of being a fan.
The coordinators can act like older brothers or even friends, it's the head coach that needs to keep everyone in check when $hit isn't right. If Arians and Roethlisberger were "too buddy-buddy" as many on here say, then it was Tomlin's job to step in and say, "Hey, motherf#&kers! Stop jerking each other off and put some f#%king points on the board before you both get bitch-slapped!"
Actually, the relationship between QB and OC should be that of mentor and pupil, where a close bond out of respect is formed. Ben and BA's relationship wasn't even close to that IMHO. Has anyone ever seen BA get pissed and yell and scream at Ben, if for anything else but to get Ben's head outta his ***?
"Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
"They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
It's like any other workplace. If the assistant manager and a lower employee have gotten too close and both of their work has taken a hit, the manager in charge of both is just as responsible as thr assistant manager and the other employee because he is in charge of both.
You have Lebeau on defense, which means it basically runs independent of Tomlin. Special teams sucks. The offensive line sucks. Roethlisberger and Arians are supposedly jerking each other off instead of improving the inept offense. And the draft only takes place once a year. So then what the hell exactly is Tomlin doing?
Ben needs to understand that at the end of the day, he's an employee.
Peyton Manning is finding that out in a very rude manner.
Just follow orders and do your job to the best of your ability.
The Steeler way...is the only way.
Coming to you live from the Fortress of Steelertude!
If I'm Ben.................I'd say all the right things when asked..... embrace the new coach, keep my mouth shut and play football. He's getting paid $100 million to play a kids game.
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