Steelers introduce Haley as offensive coordinator
Thursday, February 9, 2012
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Stressing his ties to the organization and his reverence for its tradition, Todd Haley was officially introduced Thursday as the Pittsburgh Steelers' new offensive coordinator.
The former Kansas City Chiefs coach and son of former Steelers director of player personnel Dick Haley called the Steelers "the greatest organization in the NFL" and reminisced about growing up a team ball boy.
Amid reports that Steelers president Art Rooney II orchestrated the departure of former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and pushed for Haley to be his replacement above coach Mike Tomlin's wishes, Tomlin introduced Haley and spoke glowingly of him.
Under Arians, the Steelers ranked 12th last season in total offense but 21st in scoring.