Steelers' Haley safe for this season?

Steelers' Haley safe for this season?
September 26, 2013, 1:00 am
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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talks with Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin during practice at St. Vincent College.

(Mandatory Credit: Vincent Pugliese-USA TODAY Sports)

Steelers fans may be screaming, “Off with their heads!” because of the team’s 0-3 start. But Pittsburgh fans also know that isn’t the club’s style.

And if they didn’t know it, one of the big names from the Steelers past was there to remind them.

Former Pittsburgh running back Jerome Bettis appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” on Wednesday and said the Steelers front office is aware of what kind of team it has and is willing to see where it’s going.

“I think they understand where they are,” Bettis said (via ESPN.com). “This is a team that’s developing. I think they want to be competitive while they are developing.”

But that hasn’t been the case, and much of the blame thus far has been heaped on one man, offensive coordinator Todd Haley. But Haley isn’t going anywhere, “The Bus” said.

“I don’t believe he would be on the block,” Bettis said.

But the Haley haters can take heart in what ESPN.com’s Scott Brown wrote about the coach’s possible continued employment in Pittsburgh: “It is worth noting that while the organization stuck with Bill Cowher after some lean seasons, Cowher went through his share of offensive coordinators during his time as the Steelers’ head coach.”

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