Pittsburgh Steelers, current and former, are busy reassuring fans that everyone is getting along. After a year of cold war between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the two now say they’re working well together. The key: Haley is now letting Roethlisberger do whatever he wants. Considering last season’s 8-8 record and Haley’s overall history of questionable coaching, it just might work. Especially since Roethlisberger, unlike Haley, has led the Steelers to two Super Bowl victories.
Meanwhile, former Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is scrambling to clarify that he’s not broadcasting anti-Pittsburgh bitterness all over Twitter. He’s breathlessly excited about playing for the Miami Dolphins, but he wants us to know he’s “forever grateful” for his time as a Steeler. And grateful that people are focusing on this set of foolish tweets instead of the homophobic one he deleted earlier in the offseason. Some people just need to stay off social media.
As if the Steelers didn’t look bad enough already, it appears that linebacker Sean Spence will be out for the season with a knee injury. Spence is optimistic he’ll be back sooner, but with all the spin flying around Pittsburgh today, it’s hard to believe anyone connected to the Steelers right now.
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