The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has been stagnant during the first two weeks of the season and it looks like tempers are already beginning to boil over and personalities are beginning to clash. According to reports, it boiled over to the sideline on Monday night during the team’s loss to the division rival Cincinnati Bengals.
According to reports, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was angry with the play-calling and he decided to confront offensive coordinator Todd Haley on the sidelines during the game.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown confronted Haley (on the sidelines during the Monday night game against Cincinnati). Brown angrily complained to the coach that not enough pass plays were called for him, several sources told the Post-Gazette.
Specifics of the argument were hard to come by but sources say that Haley was upset by Brown’s actions and that the two were still seething about it Tuesday. Brown’s complaint to Haley was harsh enough and the reaction to it along the sideline volatile to the point that many people there noticed, although it was not shown nor apparently caught on camera by anyone, including ESPN, which broadcast the game.
Haley is definitely a problem and the fan base has already turned on him, so the last thing the team can afford is to have their top offensive players to publicly argue.
While the confrontation was luckily not caught on camera, it happened and that is not a good sign.
The Steelers will have a tough test again this week against the Chicago Bears, but if the offense continues it’s struggles things could get ugly real fast and we may see the end of Todd Haley’s time in the Steel City.