It's really a shame that Deuce pulled Tomlin & Ben aside and told them that Haley and the offense are completely hands off. That the design, implementation, and execution of the offense are 100% the responsibility of the OC and that as HC & QB they are not allowed to change or meddle in any of it.
In Tomlin's case, he is only allowed to show up and watch what unfolds on Sunday.
Ben is here to run what is called without question. He is not allowed input either.
There is a rumor floating around that Haley now installs most of the defense as well as having final say on draft picks.
Being the kid of a former employee sure does have its advantages. I'm surprised Tomlin even gets an extension given that Haley is really the man in charge.
While I am sure that Tomlin has his hands all over this offense, it is exactly what he (and A2) wants, I honestly believe that the QB has very little/no input whatsoever in how the offense is designed and called. IMO, I think we might be surprised at how few NFL QBs actually have a significant hand in their teams game planning.
Being around football coaches for a good portion of my life, albeit not NFL coaches, I'm pretty comfortable in stating that they are a stubborn bunch, by and large. For the most part, they want things done their way, and their way only!