Bill Carey
Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger tried to end speculation there is a rift between him and new OC Todd Haley. (Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says there is "no trouble" between him and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, according to a report by Pittsburgh's KDKA TV.

The Steelers open organized team activities Tuesday, and at a charity golf outing Monday, Roethlisberger tried to put to rest the speculation he and Haley would not get along.

“People blew it way out of proportion,” Roethlisberger said of the perceived rift. “It’s something new, we’re getting to know each other … There’s no trouble between us at all.”

Haley replaced long-time offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and Roethlisberger said earlier this offseason that he was "confused" about Haley's plans for the offense. Many expect Haley to shift Pittsburgh back to a more run-oriented scheme. But the quarterback says now that "it’s just something different... some of the concepts are awesome, it’s just getting an understanding of something new.”

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