The Steelers are coming off an extended weekend after the offense exploded for a 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans and to hear Ben Roethlisberger say it, the no-huddle offense was a key component to their offense hitting on all cylinders. “We used it the first drive…maybe even the second drive. But then used it end of the first half, kind of that two-minute drive…And then pretty much early in the second half to the end of the game.” Obviously the no-huddle worked well for the team as they had their best offense performance of the season, so will we see it again? “We’ll kind of see what the plan tomorrow is whether that’s Coach Haley calling all the plays, us doing some no-huddle, sprinkling it in here or there, it really is kind of up to Coach Todd and what the rest of the staff wants to do.” Aside from the first drive of the first half, the first and second quarter didn’t see much of that high-flying offense that they showcased on the game opening drive. Ben shared with us what he said to the offense at halftime and why he felt it necessary to stand up and rally the team. “I got up in front of everybody, I said, ‘Guys, give me your ears’ and I said ‘this is unacceptable. The defense over there,’ and I pointed to them, ‘they’re playing their butts off. They’re doing their part and ours. They’re doing more than they need to be doing and we need to pick it up. We started fast, but we haven’t done anything since and somebody has got to make a play, starting with me.’ Just kind of challenged everybody, including myself.” The other big story of the week for the Steelers has become right tackle Marcus Gilbert’s four game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancer policy and Ben told us how the team took the news.
Ben On use Of No-Huddle Moving Forward: ‘It’s Up To Coach Todd And What The Rest Of The Staff Wants To Do’
CBS Pittsburgh | Nov 21