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Todd Haley's new offense has been a huge success so far.
This has to be a huge relief for Mike Tomlin and the Rooney family. They all endured endless questions during the offseason about the decision to move from Bruce Arians, the team's previous coordinator, to Haley, a fiery coach who'd most recently been the head coach in Kansas City.
Well, for all of the hoopla about how the offense was so different and how Ben Roethlisberger did or didn't like it, things seem to be going pretty well for all concerned.
There are still some issues that need to be sorted out, but by and large this is a much better and more consistent offense under Haley. The Steelers are markedly better on third down, where they struggled at times in previous seasons, and with using long drives to kill the clock. Against the Jets, Pittsburgh authored its longest offensive possession in five seasons.
That, in case you're curious, covers Arians' tenure in Pittsburgh.
The results have been a game in which the Steelers were able to utterly dominate their opponent and another where they came up just short, mostly due to a timely turnover for Denver and a defense that was having some serious issues.
So far, so good for Haley. The real test will be when his offense struggles early and he has to make adjustments to get them back on track. If he can do that too, then Pittsburgh will finally have the offense to match their top-ranked defense.