All offseason we have heard about his likely we are to see the Pittsburgh Steelers offense run more no huddle and in the 2014 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns, we saw it used quite a bit.
According to some early charting numbers, of the 72 total plays ran by the Steelers offense, 27 of them were out of the no-huddle. Please keep in mind that these totals do include all penalty plays as well.
As for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger working out of the no-huddle, I have him going 10-of-15 passing for 122 yards with one touchdown pass with two of those incompletions coming via spikes to stop the clock . He was sacked one time while using the no-huddle and that came on second down with 6:16 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers running game produced two big runs out of the no-huddle against the Browns and both are credited to running back Le’Veon Bell. It should be noted, however, that six of the ten rushes out of the no-huddle resulted in two or less runs. The offense finished the game with 57 yards rushing out of the no-huddle.