The Steelers officially began practicing a reworked offense as they went through the first of 13 team practices Tuesday, and Roethlisberger said everyone involved likes this package better. The quarterback did not disclose the changes or even hint at them —“You'll have to wait until the first game,” he said — but it was obvious he seemed more comfortable with the offense than he did at any time last season. Reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
In case you missed it, Roethlisberger didn't entirely like the offense, its nuances and terminology last season. Neither did some of the assistant coaches. Most of all, OC Todd Haley didn't totally like it, either. So, after the Steelers tumbled into the bottom third of the NFL in offensive production last season, Haley went about reworking the system he brought with him to Pittsburgh following nearly three seasons as the Chiefs' head coach.“There's been some changes this offseason in some of the offensive philosophies, playbook and some things that I think are good,” Roethlisberger said. “It's some compromise from all the different position coaches, the running back coaches, the line, and quarterback coaches. I think we've taken a little bit of everything and made it a lot better. ...” Good news if that's how it pans out. The fact that Roethlisberger, who appeared to be at odds with Haley at times last year, is on board will help.