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Todd Haley is following in his father’s footsteps and joining the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dick Haley played for the Steelers and was their longtime player personnel director and now his son will reportedly be the team’s offensive coordinator. Marc Carman of 610 AM in Kansas City had the initial report on Monday afternoon, which was later…
When the Pittsburgh Steelers let Bruce Arians’ contract expire with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the offensive coordinator, Ben Roethlisberger was unhappy about the whole situation. Art Rooney II said that the Steelers should go back to their old ways of running the offense, which is a more balanced attack with more of running the ball. With that, Big Ben has kind of made controversy with his comments lately. We’ll see how that will turn out.As for Arians, he ends up Indianapolis as the Colts were able to hire him to become the new OC. He is scheduled to fly Monday to Indy and review and sign the contract. The 59-year-old Arians has had much success with the team’s offense for the past five seasons, along with helping them to a Super Bowl victory. His offense brought a style of a pass-heavy offense, different from a run-first that was in the Bill Cowher era.With this, there’s still a good chance that Peyton Manning could stay in Indy. Along with Arians, the Colts could…
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers
In what could be the shortest retirement in history, Bruce Arians reportedly accepted an offer to be the Colts offensive coordinator just eight days after he left the Steelers.
The Steelers claim Arians retired, but Arians says he was not offered a contract for the 2012 season.
Arians was hired by new Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who was Baltimore’s defensive coordinator last season. Pagano must have seen something he liked in Arians, despite the Ravens holding the Steelers to 27 points in two games.
Pagano and Arians are two of the latest new hires in the complete overhaul of the Colts organization. Longtime president Bill Polian was fired earlier this offseason, leading to something of a rift between cornerstone player Peyton Manning and owner Jim Irsay. Reports came out this morning the two have spoken and have cleared the air.
The question is who will be Arians’ quarterback. All signs indicate the Colts will draft Stanford phenom Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 Draft. The Colts owe Manning a bonus of $ 28 million in March, and speculation exists that Manning may be released.
If he isn’t, the Colts will tie up a significant amount of money in their quarterback position, but it may be unavoidable. Even with a healthy Manning, his absence in 2011 exposed the Colts as a very shallow team, talent-wise, and they may not be able to compete next season anyway.
As the Colts continue to overhaul their front office, the roster will be next. They may decide to gut their roster in a rebuilding fashion, which would suggest starting Luck.
In that case, Arians will have perhaps the most important coordinator position in the league. Success in developing Luck quickly into a high-level quarterback could keep him in mind for a head coaching position in a year or two.
This off-season saw many open positions go to relative surprise candidates, like Pagano, and Greg Schiano, who was announced as Tampa Bay’s head coach this week. Miami hired Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as its head coach as well.
Arians was Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator since Ken Whisenhunt was hired as Arizona’s head coach in 2007. He called plays in two Super Bowls, winning one. Known as a quarterback-friendly coach, Arians led Pittsburgh’s quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, to two Pro Bowls (2007 and 2011), and developed emerging WRs Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown into Pro Bowl level performers as well.
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain
The Buccaneers are counting on Greg Schiano to lead them back to respectability and transform Tampa Bay into consistent winners.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review