Last month Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was mad about the rumors that went around claiming he was going to ask for a trade.
Now Big Ben is upset that the media gave the perception that he was upset with Todd Haley’s play-calling from this past Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.
“It’s unbelievable,” Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio show on 93.7 The Fan, via ESPN.com. “It gets blown up and it’s by reporters that come in there and ask the dumbest questions after a game, and it makes it ridiculous when they only take part of your answer.
“It was taken way out of context. There is absolutely no issue between Coach Haley and I. I love where this offense is right now.”
Roethlisberger explained his comments from Sunday.
“They take one little blurb of a whole sentence and it was not directed at Coach Haley, like ‘Go ask him, I don’t know why we didn’t do it,'” Roethlisberger said. “It was, ‘He’s our coordinator, if you want to ask questions about play calling, go ask him about it. He’s the guy that calls the plays. If you want to ask me about the no-huddle and I’m calling [plays], then you can ask me.’
“But in no way shape or form was the [comment] directed negatively at him. I think the offense is as good as it’s been in a long time. We’ve got guys doing some great things. I genuinely am enjoying this offense and what Coach Haley is doing and where we’re going. We’re getting [better] every week, and I think we can keep getting better.”