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Nothing great or terrible about Haley's hiring

Call me indifferent on the hiring of Todd Haley as the Pittsburgh Steelers' new offensive coordinator.

I don't fall into the camp where Haley has lost his mind and is worried about people bugging his office.

And I don't fall into the camp where anyone will be an improvement over former coordinator Bruce Arians.

Now, I was happy that Arians was relieved of his duties. I did not like how he called games and I thought his relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was too chummy for a coach-player relationship.

It might seem wishy-washy to be indifferent on Haley, the former Chiefs head coach and Cardinals offensive coordinator, but let me explain.

For all of Arians' shortcomings, the Steelers did win the Super Bowl with him and made another. I think only the truly excellent offensive coordinators can elevate a team and the truly poor ones can sink a team.

For most coordinators, I think they are as good as the players they have.

So while I believe Arians deserved his fate,I don't think he falls into the truly poor category. And I don't think Haley falls into either category as well.

Haley has a solid background, worked well with the Arizona offense and made the most out of what he had with Kansas City.

Overall, I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with Pittsburgh.

I'm just not jumping for joy or emotionally in the dumps over the hire.


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