Ben Roethlisberger On Hue Jackson Criticism Of Todd Haley: 'I Can't Imagine That Coach Todd Was Too Happy'

Ben Roethlisberger Shares His Insight On How Todd Haley May Be Handling His Latest Criticism From Hue Jackson

Kraig Riley
October 23, 2018 - 11:14 am
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger And Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley

Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The FAN) - It's the talk of the fans and the Steelers locker room right now as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has demanded a trade.  From Antonio Brown to Ramon Foster, players on the team have openly said they'd love to see the team make the trade.

Joining us for The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show, Ben told us whether or not he talks in the locker room about these types of personnel decisions.

"Well, some guys might," Ben laughed.  "Just like any other NFL news story, you never  really jump or dive in too far until you know for sure some positive details."

One person Ben has never been shy talking about though is his former offensive coordinator, Todd Haley.  Haley has found himself in a bit of turmoil this week after Browns head coach Hue Jackson said on Sunday he'd get more involved in the play-calling, only to go back on those comments on Monday.  Ben was asked how he thinks Haley will take this.

"Well I can't imagine that Coach Todd was too happy with all that talk," Ben said.  "Obviously Todd has a pretty good track record...but Coach Jackson is right, it's his team, he has the right to do what he chooses and how he wants to call plays or who calls the plays.  That's up to them to work it out.  I'm sure those two have had a least a talk or two behind closed doors.  But if Coach Todd or Coach Jackson wants to let everyone know what was said, I'm sure we'd all love to hear it."

Looking around the rest of the AFC North, the latest fine for Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict following his actions against the Steelers was brought up to Ben to get his thoughts.

"You know what, honestly Ron, I've moved on.  You have to.  You can't sit there and dwell on him and it and all those things because it will consume your mind.  You have to move on and move forward.  I feel like I spoke my mind and most of us spoke our minds after that game when it was fresh and relevant and now we just move on."

Ben was also asked the obligatory question of whether or not he has heard from Le'Veon Bell yet.

"No, I have not.  A lot guys haven't," Ben added, "It was such a big deal early because I think we all didn't know what to expect...we've all moved on.  Obviously yesterday at practice there was more media there than ever, itt's all just waiting to get a glimpse to see when he's gonna show up.  For us, we just laugh."

Click the audio below to hear more from Ben on these topics as well as how things are working with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and if even he has bought into the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery.

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