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Steelers finally will make heavy use of no-huddle, supposedly


In recent years, the Steelers have been talking about using the no-huddle more frequently.  This year, perhaps they mean it.

In 2013, the Steelers indeed found the gas pedal after an 0-4 start, increasing the use of the no-huddle attack from (per Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) 6.5 percent of the time to 25 percent of the time.

We practice it all the time,” center Maurkice Pouncey said, via Robinson.  “When we’re in the no-huddle, guys are locked in and communicating at a high level. It’s been very, very good for us, and we’ve got to keep building on it.”

“It’s big for us,” receiver Antonio Brown said. “[It’s] going to be a key for us this year to get things going fast and catch defenses off-balance and let Ben pick and read his reads, and it gives us the opportunity to play fast.”

In Thursday night’s dress rehearsal against the Eagles (a team that used the no-huddle extensively in 2013), the Steelers have a chance to experiment with the placement of the proverbial pedal to the metal.

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23 Responses to “Steelers finally will make heavy use of no-huddle, supposedly”
  1. briscocountyjr says: Aug 21, 2014 4:06 PM

    Hope roethlisberger can handle moving for that long– I worry the guy will blow a valve. Has he even considered losing 10 of the excess 62lbs he’s carrying around?

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 21, 2014 4:07 PM

    Steelers break the circle, bumping fists and chanting “no huddle, all muddle!”.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    They decided to go no huddle because Big Bentnose could never remember the plays, and was taking too long to parse the words out with his lips off the wrist band he wears.

  4. hakunamangata says: Aug 21, 2014 4:11 PM

    But will any of their Running backs remember the plays?

  5. cribbage12 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:13 PM

    Too much smoke in the huddle.

  6. scout63 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:17 PM

    They will have to play fast and score 40 a game to make up for their awful defense

  7. We, the Steelers, support the immediate relocation of the Bills, Raiders, Vikings, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, Ravens, Chargers, Colts, and Cardinals. Their current cities are an embarrassment to the NFL and the game Pittsburgh invented. #6 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:17 PM

    God bless the Steelers.

  8. johnnyharper says: Aug 21, 2014 4:24 PM

    This ain’t steeler football!

  9. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 21, 2014 4:35 PM

    Might as well. Play action is pointless when all of your backfield is incarcerated.

  10. stillers213 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:36 PM

    I’m looking forward to seeing if Shaz-wow can pick up where he left off last week. In all my years, I don’t recall a performance by a Steeler like that the first time he sets foot on an NFL field, preseason or not. It was really fun to watch.
    On offense, I think Archer is the key. If he draws the attention of the LB’s and and safeties, then it will free up some nice space for Wheaton, Heath, and Brown to operate. I’m liking what I’m seeing on offense.
    Haley, who would of thought?

  11. bengal4life says: Aug 21, 2014 4:40 PM

    Dropping 8 now.

  12. higheriqthanyou says: Aug 21, 2014 4:49 PM

    Where to start?

    The unis that look like jailhouse garb?

    The obvious direction a team has to take when most it’s starting backfield is in jail and the remaining should be?

    The coach who tries to tackle because let’s face it, no one else on the team can?

  13. jmblosser82 says: Aug 21, 2014 4:49 PM

    Mock the Steelers now but when they finished the season 6-2 last year they ran a lot of no huddle. They also only gave up something like 9 sacks in those games. The defense is younger and much improved.

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    I see a lot of nervous people on these boards.

  15. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 21, 2014 5:10 PM

    Based on those uniforms, it looks like they’ll be employing a lot of the no-fashion offense, too.

  16. weepingjebus says: Aug 21, 2014 5:34 PM

    I never thought I’d see people that actually were the bee’s knees.

  17. steelers4385 says: Aug 21, 2014 6:02 PM

    Good things are coming.

  18. The Steelers bribed Bill Leavy in SB40 says: Aug 21, 2014 6:06 PM

    No-huddle may be too straining for the aging Steelers players

  19. stexan says: Aug 21, 2014 6:37 PM

    The Pittsburgh Steeler football team appears have turned into an SNL skit. Ben plays Belushi; Troy can do Gilda.

  20. jmblosser82 says: Aug 21, 2014 7:21 PM

    The Steelers bribed Bill Leavy in SB40, get informed you dolt, 2 starters over. 32, the rest on offense are 21-27.

  21. theravenmaniac says: Aug 21, 2014 8:10 PM

    I bet the fans are super excited in Pittsburgh. Wait no steeler fans actually live in Pittsburgh so I take that back.

  22. greymares says: Aug 21, 2014 10:25 PM

    Didn’t work not even against the Eagle scrubs

  23. higheriqthanyou says: Aug 22, 2014 3:04 PM

    Mock the Steelers now but when they finished the season 6-2 last year they ran a lot of no huddle.

    Out of those six wins you beat the Browns twice, the Bills and the Lions.

    You also lost to the Dolphins.

    Verrryyyyy impressive.

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