.....kinda dink and dunk."
Ben Roethlisberger: Todd Haley’s offense is “dink-and-dunk”
Posted by Michael David Smith on October 21, 2012, 7:52 AM EDT
The questions about whether Steelers quarterback [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1181/ben-roethlisberger"]Ben Roethlisberger[/URL] can get along with first-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley are continuing, and Roethlisberger has made some comments that suggest that he’s not altogether happy with the playcalling in Pittsburgh.
Asked if the Steelers can get more big plays offensively, Roethlisberger suggested that big plays are going to be hard to come by with the way Haley runs the show.
“[URL="http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/2793755-85/offense-roethlisberger-steelers-ben-quarterback-score-season-starkey-haley-afc#axzz29vuUFmNd"]Haley’s offense is not a big-play offense[/URL],” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It’s kind of a dink-and-dunk offense.”
Roethlisberger noted that the Steelers got a big play in Tennessee when he threw an 82-yard touchdown pass to [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5329/mike-wallace"]Mike Wallace[/URL], but that Haley didn’t call any more deep balls to Wallace after that.
“There’s a guy calling the plays. That’s on him,” Roethlisberger said.
If the quarterback and the guy calling the plays aren’t on the same page, that’s a problem for the Steelers.