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Schlereth on Roethlisberger-Haley issue

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he hasn't spoken with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and ESPN's Mark Schlereth sees no problem with that.

"You would have liked for them to touch base," Schlereth said. "In the overall scheme of things, once they get together working, it's really not going to matter."

Haley was hired by the Steelers two weeks ago, when he replaced Bruce Arians as coordinator.

To reiterate my thoughts from earlier today, the fact that a quarterback and offensive coordinator didn't speak in February will not affect what happens in the season opener in September.

What is newsworthy about this is Roethlisberger has made it public that he is eager to talk to Haley and the offensive coordinator hasn't responded with a phone call. Haley has never been known as a player-friendly coach, and this drama hasn't done much to change that perception.

The biggest challenge is developing a working relationship between a strong-willed coordinator and an established franchise quarterback.

Haley is an in-your-face type of a coach who is known for yelling at players on the sideline. “We’re not into sensitivity,” Haley said at his introductory news conference.

In his radio interview, Roethlisberger made it clear that he doesn't think coaches should yell at quarterbacks.

"The quarterback position is not one where you want to do a lot of screaming to, because he's kind of your leader and the guy that has to be clear-minded," Roethlisberger said. "So, I've been yelled at. It's not fun to be yelled at. I don't think anyone likes it."