It has been well documented that throughout his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers that Todd Haley and QB Ben Roethlisberger did not have a good relationship and his latest comments prove exactly that.
Now, as the new offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns, Haley seems to be much happier with the quarterback situation that’s in front of him and seems to be exuberant to be out of Pittsburgh.
In a recent media session, Haley confidently stated that the current Browns quarterback room maybe the best he’s ever worked with, despite being a room with a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Pittsburgh:
“This is probably one of the best – if not the best – quarterbacks rooms, in general, that I’ve had,” Haley said. “The group, in general, is what I’m excited about. I think that it’s an intelligent, intelligent group, with ability to throw the football and make plays with their legs, some of them. When you have that, I think that good things happen. Competition is created in the room, even though they’re working hard together to help each other and get better as a group.”
“I thought that Tyrod has done a tremendous, tremendous job of establishing himself as the leader of this offense. His car is there every morning in his spot when I get here in the morning, and it’s there when I’m leaving,” Haley said. “That’s what you’re looking for in the leader of your offense. I think that he’s done a great job with understanding the terminology, concepts and all of the different things. Like I said, we threw a lot at him. He’s more of a show what to do, more than by talking. I’ve really been impressed and encouraged by him.”
Browns fans should be ecstatic that Haley has this much confidence in his new quarterbacks, as the Browns have been searching for their Ben Roethlisberger for quiet some time.