Todd Haley’s Contract With Steelers Expires

Todd Haley‘s contract with the Steelers has expired, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As Bouchette explains, the team does not typically allow a coach’s contract to lapse if they intend to keep him, so this could indeed be the end of his time as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator. 

Haley is reportedly at odds with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his off-the-field behavior probably doesn’t help matters. This season, Roethlisberger requested that QBs coach Randy Fichtner coach from the sidelines instead of the press box so that he can provide a buffer between him and Haley. Although the Steelers have enjoyed great success with Haley as the OC, this could be the offseason that they go in a different direction.

Fichtner has been with the team since 2007 and has served as the QBs coach for the last eight seasons, so he could be a candidate for the position if Haley is pushed out the door. His relationship with Big Ben could also help his case.

The Steelers have not allowed a coordinator’s contract to lapse without an extension since after the 2011 season. In that instance, Bruce Arians was nudged out the door in what was referred to as a “retirement.”

 

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15 comments on “Todd Haley’s Contract With Steelers Expires

  1. Thronson5

    I think it’s inevitable this guy leaves. I’d be actually shocked if he was back. Hopefully they don’t give him a new contract.

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  2. qbass187

    Who’s Ben going to blame for all his sub par play now?

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    • itslonelyatthetrop

      The team’s reluctance to embrace him as a leader, poor route running, he doesn’t like wearing helmets, bad officiating, hangovers. Plenty to go around on the blame buffet.

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  3. IBFarr

    I think they should sign DeFilippo. I’m an Eagles fan, and I don’t want him to leave, but I think it would be a good fit for the Steelers. He could work with Dobbs to develop him too so he is ready once Big Ben retires. (if they see Dobbs as their future)

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    • tylerall5

      This is what I want but it’s probably going to be our QB coach getting the job. However I doubt the Steelers see Donna as their future or they would have started him of Landry Jones in week 17. The Steelers future at QB is currently not on their roster.

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  4. itslonelyatthetrop

    It sounds like the QB coach has earned a promotion.

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  5. steliokontos

    qbass187 sounds like your typical Gavens fan… How’d that “elite” QB of yours fair this year…oh that’s right.

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  6. tylerall5

    The Steelers offenses success is because of personnel not because of Haley.

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