There is little Haley could even pretend to be pleased with. His offense ranks near the bottom in almost every statistical category. His starting running back, Le'Veon Bell, hasn't played a regular-season down, though he was a full participant in practice Thursday. His starting center, Mike Pouncey, suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1 that has left the team "shell-shocked," according to NFL Media Columnist Mike Silver.
Haley seemingly has been under fire since signing in Pittsburgh two years ago, and now he's putting everyone on notice.
"Those guys know it, our guys up front know it, our receivers know it," Haley said. "To have an efficient run game, we need to do a better job across the board."
"He (Haley) understands defenses, he knows how to call plays," Faulk said. "He took the Cardinals to the Super Bowl. He was that offensive coordinator with Kurt Warner. There is a disconnect with he and Ben Roethlisberger, and that disconnect is so glaring, so glaring that somebody is gonna have to say something."
Roethlisberger said in the offseason that he was happy with where the offense was headed, but his on-field play and demeanor belie those statements.