When the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense takes the field this season, there might be some notable differences. Most importantly, the scheme might look a little bit faster as the team has been implementing a little bit more of the no-huddle attack into the game plan.
Recently the man that will be leading the no-huddle charge, Ben Roethlisberger, explained that it won’t be the primary focus, but there will be some heavier doses.
“I don’t want to call it our base offense,” Roethlisberger said, “but I think you’ll see more of it, so it was more important for us to get it in early and often.”
The veteran Steelers signal caller then pointed to how they were successful using it at times in 2013 as part of the reasoning for the change.
“I think it’s something that we realized where we can be and what we did last year, and where we were successful, so I think we’ll use it more,” Roethlisberger said.
As for the other players on the team, well, they think that it has some potential to do some damage as well.
“I think if we can (get acclimated to it) then it can be a good weapon for us, but like I said, we have to have 11 guys on the same page operating in the same manner, and that’s not an easy thing to do,” tight end Heath Miller said.
Going back to Roethlisberger, going to the no-huddle could be beneficial to him the most. At this point in his career, and given the injuries he’s already dealt with in his career, getting the ball out of his hands as quickly as possible could be the best thing for him, and the team, going forward.