Originally Posted by JAR
I just can't see Ben getting along with Todd Haley though...
If Arians is out, who's next?
THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY 2012 WRITTEN BY BOB SMIZIK
Ed Bouchette has an excellent speculative article at PG+ for those of you who have access to that site.
He suggests that if Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians does not return for the 2012 season, the decision might not be Arians or Mike Tomlin’s but Art Rooney’s.
Rooney hinted at an interview session earlier this week that a ``senior'' assistant coach might not return.
And if that is the case, who hires the next coordinator: Tomlin or Rooney?
Bouchette also writes that running backs coach Kirby Wilson was the in-house candidate to succeed Arians, but he is fighting for his life as a result of severe burn injuries in a house fire.
The only other in-house candidate is quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner, who had much success running at spread offense at Memphis.
There are, of course, dozens of other available and qualified candidates.
One of note, is Todd Haley, an Upper St. Clair native, who most recently was the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to that, he was the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, whose explosive offense with Kurt Warner at quarterback almost beat the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
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