After going 29-of-45 for 367 yards with four touchdowns in the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, there is a good chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will win the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award this week. The Steelers quarterback played well in the no-huddle and after the game, tight end Heath Miller talked about the play-calling.
“A lot of credit goes to our quarterback,” said Miller. “He put us on his back, called a great game. We were in no-huddle most of the day”
Head coach Mike Tomlin was also asked about the no-huddle play-calling after the game, but his answer wasn’t as straight forward as Miller’s.
“It depends on the circumstance,” said Tomlin. “Obviously we have player to coach communication and it’s available to us, and we utilize it, but it’s usually a mix and match of several people.”
This will of course spark a ton of criticism against offensive coordinator Todd Haley and you can bet Roethlisberger will be pushing to use more no-huddle moving forward. There will be plenty of time to discuss that moving forward, but more than anything, Roethlisberger looked as cerebral and prepared as ever and the Steelers got the crucial win.