There have been a lot of questions surrounding Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers’ healthy scratch from the lineup last week.
Offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked to the media today, and said Rogers needs to be the same, day in and day out.
“He has to show he’s accountable, and that we can trust him, and that he’s the same guy every day.” Haley told the media, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo.”
Rogers also spoke to the media, briefly, about his benching. He didn’t go into any detail except to say he believes it is a one-time thing, via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Eli Rogers wouldn't elaborate on 'coach's decision' to sit last week but said he believes it's a one-time deal. Expects to play vs. Ravens
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 26, 2016
Rogers had missed the previous two weeks with turf toe. He was expected to provide more depth to the Steelers receiving corps along with Sammie Coates. The latter has been an outstanding deep threat while Rogers has only managed 13 catches this season. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on his Tuesday radio appearance on 93.7 the Fan that Rogers has to be a part of the offense moving forward, but he has to “stay focused.”
“That’s what’s so upsetting about him not being on the field,” Roethlisberger said on the program via Fowler. “We want him to be out there because I see what he can bring to this offense. “We just need him to be out there.”