The Steelers want to incorporate even more of the no-huddle offense into their game plan after the success they had last year.
“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,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said.
The Steelers ran 239 no-huddle plays last year, or 23 percent of their plays. Roethlisberger was extremely successful in the offense completing 102 of 163 passes for 1,221 yards and 10 of his 28 touchdowns.
That equates to 7.5 YPA in the no huddle, which is a good bit higher than the 7.2 YPA he posted after huddling up. Interestingly his completion percentage was lower in the no huddle (62.6% vs. 64.8%) but his TD% was higher (6.1% vs. 4.3%). Roethlisberger is a nice value in the later rounds.