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BlitzburghRockCity
08-20-2006, 08:44 AM
Sunday, August 20, 2006

By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Were the Steelers unveiling a new wrinkle or merely giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger some work in the hurry-up offense?

Whichever, offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt had Roethlisberger use a no-huddle offense for the Steelers' first series, which lasted six plays and resulted in a 16-yard touchdown pass to receiver Cedrick Wilson.

"We worked on it in training camp and Ben expressed an interest in wanting to do that," Whisenhunt said. "That's the key. I think Ben has progressed with it."

Whisenhunt said the no-huddle offense he used in last night's 17-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field is not the same as the one-minute offense the Steelers use at the end of a half.

Will the Steelers use more of no-huddle once the regular season begins?

"It depends on how we execute," said Roethlisberger, who completed 3 of 4 passes for 30 yards without an interception. "If we keep executing how we are, I think it could be a major weapon for us."

Whisenhunt said, "It will be part of our package."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06232/715023-66.stm


Im surprised with showing the no huddle in preseason like that. Im glad we have it and the team really seems to do well with it. Ben was pretty solid and accurate. You gotta practice it some time I guess but still it just struck me as alittle odd to see us come right out w/ the no huddle the very first drive.

Steelersfan
08-20-2006, 10:38 AM
You never know. They may jusy be doing it to give teams another thing to think about while preparing to play us. Either way I think Ben can do it without any problems.

Prosdo
08-20-2006, 12:43 PM
It looked very effective. I agree with Ben they keep making it work it's a major weapon in our arsenal.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-20-2006, 12:48 PM
It looked very effective. I agree with Ben they keep making it work it's a major weapon in our arsenal.

I agree Prosdo. Look at the 5 WR's we could put out there as well. With Ward, Wilson, Washington, Holmes and Reid. You can't cover all of them. Now the trick will be for the Oline to protect Ben in the no huddle.

PITT23
08-20-2006, 12:49 PM
It really threw the Vikings off and it was suprising to use it as BRC said but whatever works makes me happy. Ben looked like he was always in control of the team which is good when runnign the no huddle. As soon as you lose control then all hell breaks loose and no one is on the same page.

Blitzburgh55
08-20-2006, 01:43 PM
I think be could run any type of offense

BlitzburghRockCity
08-20-2006, 02:43 PM
Whatever we can do to help keep defenses thinking is all the better. If we have it in our arsenal and we use it effectively then by all means lets take it to em !

Koopa
08-20-2006, 05:29 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5889342

there's another article about this on foxsports

i hope we do start doing the hurry up offense more often, it's funner to watch. and it'll be good to see ben actually get to show what he gots. damn i can't wait for the games to start counting

PITT23
08-20-2006, 05:40 PM
Yeah a ton of people kiss Peyton Manning's *** because he "can run the shotgun and hurry up so well" but a guy like Ben might be just as good but has never got to show it. I'd love seeing this more in the regular season because a no huddle drive in the 1st quarter throws teams off.

Koopa
08-20-2006, 06:02 PM
i wonder what the haters are gonna say when he starts being badass in teh hurry up offense like peyton

offtopic: pitt23 why would you ever admit to being a #1 fan of a kicker?? lol and you need to fix the schedule, you have us playing the bengals twice at home lol

Black@Gold Forever32
08-20-2006, 08:10 PM
Yeah a ton of people kiss Peyton Manning's *** because he "can run the shotgun and hurry up so well" but a guy like Ben might be just as good but has never got to show it. I'd love seeing this more in the regular season because a no huddle drive in the 1st quarter throws teams off.

Man I live in Indiana and I have to put with the Colts fans and their love for Peyton "Golden Boy" Manning all the time. It sucks. The Colts actually think this guy is Jesus Christ in football cleats.

With Ben and the WR's we have. We are going to be very dangerous with the no huddle hurry up offense.

AZ_Steeler
08-21-2006, 05:33 PM
Seeing Ben running the no huddle offense and not having any troubles shows he is basically walking aorund the playbook in his head... or at least on his arm! The no huddle is a great way to change things up in the game and catch the defense off guard like it did the Vikings. Not that Ben needs to add anything to his arsenal, but the no huddle game is going to be huge for the Steelers this year, especially if the running game is getting stopped and the offense can't get the ball down field.

The big thing I am impressed with is Ben's number's so far this pre-season, yes its only been 2 games but last year at this time everybody was ready to bench Ben and get Tommy back under center. So far, he has completed six of eight for 59 yards and a touchdown, for a passer rating of 134.9. In last year's first two preseason games his rating was 36.5.