Todd Haley is officially out as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator.
As the writing has been on the wall for weeks that the Steelers were moving on from Haley, the team informed Haley this morning he won’t be offered a new contract.
Haley has often had strong backing from Steelers owner Art Rooney II who made Tomlin fire Bruce Arians after the 2011 season and pushed Tomlin to hire Haley in 2012. Steelers ownership then gave Haley a three year extension in August of 2014 with the Steelers coming off back-to-back seasons of missing the playoffs and ranking 20th and 21st in offense during that span.
The backing of Steelers ownership, though, wasn’t enough for Haley to keep his job this time around as Mike Tomlin was given authority weeks ago to make a change after the season.
The Steelers under Haley went 3-4 in seven postseason games with the offense averaging 22.6 points per game. Pittsburgh was 5-3 in the playoffs with Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator, averaging 27.1 points per game.
A rocky relationship between Haley and Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t the only factor that did Haley in.
An inability to get along with other offensive coaches was believed to be one of the primary reasons for Haley’s ouster.
Randy Fichtner a favorite of Ben Roethlisberger and leading candidate to replace Haley as offensive coordinator, planned to explore leaving Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"