PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora joined “The Fan Morning Show” Thursday to talk about the Steelers and some of the criticism they’ve been facing lately.

La Canfora discussed the improvement in the relationship between Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley, and how the added autonomy this has brought for Roethlisberger might explain the struggles of the Steelers’ offense.

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“It’s funny. Everybody used to be all over them because they’re not buddy-buddy enough,” La Canfora said. “The year that Ben got hurt a few years ago, before he got hurt, he was on pace to have his best season by far, and they looked like they were going to turn into an incredibly prolific offense, and that’s when he and Haley were at odds.”

“Now that they’ve become much closer, and there’s a whole lot of trust there, some people around the league are like, ‘Is there too much trust? Is Todd deferring too much to Ben?’ And too many decisions are being made at the huddle or right at the line of scrimmage, and that has something to do with the lack of offense. I think those are valid questions to ask. But again, if it comes down to Ben or Todd Haley, who’s getting the massive extension and whose job is on the line?”

Be sure to catch La Canfora on CBS’ “The NFL Today” and CBS Sports Network’s “That Other Pregame Show” every week.

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You can also get the latest on the NFL all week long from him on CBSSports.com.

The interview can be heard here:

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