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Womens Terrell Edmunds Jersey , the popular linebacker has decided to move onto the next phase in his life.” />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal – WhiteBehind the Steel Curtaina Pittsburgh Steelers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSteelersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal – WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsFiled under:Latest NewsFormer Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats officially announces his retirement New,11commentsAfter nine years in the NFL, the popular linebacker has decided to move onto the next phase in his life.EDTShareTweetShareShareFormer Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats officially announces his retirement Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsWhile his name might not go down in history as one of the league best ever defensive players, the NFL lost one of their kindest personalities on Monday when former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats officially announced his retirement on social media.After nine years in the league with the Buffalo Bills, Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, the popular linebacker has decided to move onto the next phase of his life away from the football field. Selected by the Bills in the sixth-round of the 2010 draft, Moats would make his way to Pittsburgh via free agency in 2014, initially signing a one-year deal with the team. Re-signed to a three-year contract in 2015, Moats would primarily act as the backup to both outside linebacker positions and would record 11.5 of his career total of 16.5 sacks while with the Steelers, despite only starting 26 of the 64 games he played in Pittsburgh.But as valuable as the veteran linebacker was to younger players like Bud Dupree, Anthony Chickillo and T.J. Watt when it came to teaching them how to be a professional, it would be fair to say that Moats had an even greater impact on the communities where he lived. Named as his team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year while with both the Bills and the Steelers for his charitable work off the field, some fans might also be unaware that Moats donated 10-percent of his salary each year L.C. Greenwood Jersey , as well as providing a considerable amount of his time to helping a variety of causes.Noted for his work with the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pittsburgh, Moats has also made significant donations to his alma mater James Madison University and a number of other charities in the cities he has called home at various points in his life. The loss of Moats from the NFL also means the loss of his wife Shonda, a passionate and knowledgeable football fan and a great supporter of many charities in her own right. But with the couple opting to remain in Pittsburgh to raise their family, there should be little doubt that the Moats family will continue to have a significant impact on the local community. Fans who follow Moats on social media might also already be aware that the linebacker has a promising career in media on his hands with his own podcast and more recently as a reporter for Steelers official website and Steelers Nation Radio. And with his infectious smile and positive personality, it would seem to be a job he is well suited for. Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s vast experience as an NFL coach 鈥?and kid 鈥?has taught him not to overreact.Stay calm, stay the course.So when coach Hue Jackson said following last week’s overtime loss in Tampa Bay that he wanted to be more involved in Cleveland’s offense 鈥?a seemingly pointed shot at his top assistant 鈥?Haley said he never blinked.He chalked up Jackson’s remarks to postgame emotions.”Yeah, that’s what it sounded like, and we talked about it,” Haley said Thursday.”This is an emotional game. It is not for everyone. Coaching in the NFL, especially being in that spot, is not for everyone. It is a high-pressure, high-stress job, and we’ve just got to keep doing what we know is right.”Haley Vance McDonald Jersey , who is in his first season under Jackson following six successful years in Pittsburgh, said he wasn’t bothered by the coach’s comments and welcomes help 鈥?from anyone.”I’ve been around a long time in this league, been around a lot of different personalities,” said Haley, whose father, Dick, served as the Steelers director of player personnel for two decades.”One thing that I will never be is reactionary. I am here for one purpose, and that is to help this offense, continue to grow this offense and continue to develop this offense. We are all on the same page. Nothing has changed.”Haley said Jackson’s input has been the same as usual this week as the Browns (2-4-1) prepare to face the Steelers (3-2-1).”He sits in a number of meetings and everybody gives their idea,” Haley said. “When they are good ones, we go with it.”Cleveland’s offense has had some issues, including too many penalties, missed assignments Mike Hilton Jersey , slow starts and poor finishes.The Browns haven’t scored a touchdown in the first quarter, and they’ve bogged down at key moments, which have resulted in two overtime losses and a tie 鈥?with Pittsburgh in Week 1.After the Buccaneers beat the Browns on a 59-yard field goal in OT last week, Jackson admitted he was “fuming” when Cincinnati’s former offensive coordinator declared he would jump in and do whatever was necessary to fix Cleveland’s offensive problems.Jackson didn’t regret saying what he did, but was concerned Haley might misunderstand his motives.”I do not think I was worried that he would take my comments the wrong way,” said Jackson, who is 3-35-1 in two-plus seasons.”I was worried that he would take what everybody was saying and writing and the way that everybody made it out to be the wrong way. You always have to handle those things very quickly and privately. We did, and we move on. He has been great.”Haley said he’s put the matter with Jackson behind him and is absorbed with developing rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, a young receiving group whose names he often confuses and winning.”My sole focus is on trying to get this offense to be as good as it can as fast as it can as fast as I can,” Haley said. “That is all in the rearview mirror. Everybody is on the same page. Everybody has the same goal in mind. That is to score enough points to win.”Haley also dismissed comments made by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who surmised his former coach was probably not happy with Jackson.”It is all perception,” he said. “I am misunderstood a lot of times. I have learned to accept it, and what matters to me is that these guys respect Anthony Chickillo Jersey , do what they are supposed to do and get better. That is what I take pride in.”On Sunday, Haley will make his first bus trip to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field as the enemy.Raised in a proud Steelers household, he knows all about the rivalry with Cleveland. He’s also been schooled on the importance of blocking out distractions.”I was trained by my father during the season,” he said. “We did not get a newspaper at the house. He would not let the Post-Gazette be delivered in season because he said anything you read may affect what you are trying to do. I was a little kid and that stuck with me.”NOTES: Haley said last week’s trade of running back Carlos Hyde “was a jolt.” The Browns dealt Hyde to Jacksonville two days before their game with the Bucs. … Jackson remains confident C JC Tretter (ankle) and Damarious Randall (groin/ankle) will play Sunday. Randall, who has moved from free safety to cornerback, had high praise for Steelers WRs Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. “I’m a big fan of both of them,” he said. “I love the way they play the game 鈥?toughness, grit and fight that they have each and every play.”
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