Steelers' OC Todd Haley wears shorts to practice no matter how frigid outside
Adding a unique layer of difficulty to his already challenging job, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wears shorts to every single practice in all weather conditions.
The habit reportedly started early in his NFL coaching career in 2001 when he served as wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears, when he says he challenged his group of wideouts to wear short sleeves to practice. When they challenged him back, he said he'd wear shorts to practice no matter what, Haley told ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.
"Worst day was with the Bears," Haley said. "We had a heated field so practices were always outside. It was minus-3 degrees, minus-15 wind chill."
From Steelers practice today: One QB (Landry Jones) bundled up, one coach (Todd Haley) in shorts in January pic.twitter.com/hI9uS0leoy— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 7, 2016
Haley will have his hands full this Saturday as the Steelers prepare to face their AFC North rival Bengals in Cincinnati.
Point is, uncomfortable as it may be, Haley's explosed legs in winter will at least numb him to the pain of losing the team's top ballcarrier before the postseason even begins.