When the Pittsburgh Steelers return from their bye week they will host the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field and at that point it will be interesting see if they resume using their no-huddle offense that they worked on extensively during the offseason and while at Latrobe for training camp.
In their Week 11 Monday night win over the Tennessee Titans, the no-huddle wasn’t used at all and it was the first time all season that has happened.
In the two games prior to the game against the Titans, the Steelers only used their no-huddle offense on 10 plays and nine of those plays came in the second half in the Week 10 loss to the New York Jets.
So far this season quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 51-of-80 passing for 562 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions when using the no-huddle. Five of those incompletions, however, were spikes. He has also been sacked 13 times when using the no-huddle.
Part of the reason why the Steelers have used so little no-huddle in the last three games could be because of the extended playing time that rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant is receiving. In addition to that, two of their last three games have been on the road.
Now that Bryant has played several games, I suspect will see some no-huddle against the saints, but I wouldn’t expect to see a lot of it.