Pittsburgh Steelers Execute Best No-Huddle

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Early in the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to run into one problem after another, starting with the loss of signal callers on both the offense (Maurkice Pouncey) and the defense (Larry Foote). After four weeks of the season, the Steelers were going on their bye week with zero wins and four losses, while Ben Roethlisberger was getting hit more than any other quarterback in the league.

After the bye, the Steelers started to catch fire — winning five of the next seven games. Roethlisberger and the offense started to click and began to thrive on the no-huddle offense. The no-huddle has brought Roethlisberger his most productive season yet as a pro in his 10 seasons in the league. Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, have put together some great plays to call during the no-huddle process.

When Roethlisberger was asked about the progress of the no-huddle on Wednesday, Roethlisberger said:

“Yeah, we’re tweaking things, changing things, adding things and taking things out,” said Roethlisberger. “I think it’s come a long way. I think it’s evolved for the better.”

Since leaning heavily on the hurry-up offense, Roethlisberger has managed to stay a lot cleaner even with an offensive line that has started seven different combinations this season. Roethlisberger has averaged being sacked just once a game in the last month. In return, Roethlisberger has remained healthy completely through the 2013 season.

Brandon Sweeney covers the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL football for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SweeneyRant, Like him on Facebook and add him to Google+.


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