This is a non-story. As fans it might be fun to get involved in every detail, but the fact is that Haley was hired to guide us to a certain place. We just need to worry if he gets there, not question the path that he takes.
My hope is that Haley is out of here in a year because the Steelers Offense is so good that he is the top pick for Head Coach openings next February.
I have to laugh at those attacking LeBeau's defense against Denver. You are the same people who bellyached about us constantly sitting back in a soft zone and let the QB pick us apart with short passes. So LeBeau "adjusts", just like he did in the New England game, and played press/man coverage like you wanted him to and you still complain.
I've asked this of you LeBeau haters before. Name me all the teams that have played better overall defense the last 5-10 years than the Steelers. I never seem to get an answer.
Now back to the topic at hand. I love that Haley is willing to change the offense to suit the talents of the team. I think all coaches should operate that way. I still don't see a reason to change the play calling language itself. To me that is a distraction to the players and not of any benefit. The language is just how you call the plays ... not what plays you call.
LeBeau's defense has always been a bend but don't break system. Especially when we have the lead, Lebeau goes to the "prevent you from winning defense".
A couple things bother me about this defense:
1) Our D line was getting no push at all. To get pressure, we had to send the house.
2) Lack of playmakers especially in the secondary. Polamalu is the one guy. Harrison has his days... Woodley has his moments.
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