No certainty behind no huddle for Steelers offense in 2014

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers had their offense turn to the no huddle to turn things around in 2013. That success isn't guaranteed to carry over to 2014.

The Steelers utilized the no huddle offense last season to spark the turn around that nearly had them make the AFC playoffs. Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told Steelers.com how difficult it will be to run the no huddle with the success that they did in 2013. "We’ll see. I think a lot of it is going to determine how much can the new guys and the young guys learn. We lost two starting wide receivers that knew the offense and knew the no-huddle really well, so for us to use it we’re going to need the young guys and the new guys to pick it up quick."

To think that the Steelers would be a no huddle offense from day one in 2014 might be far fetched as it is apparent that the team will need to acclimate itself to losing two starting receivers from their 2013 roster, and get the new players acclimated to the many nuances of the no huddle offense, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is not a possibility.

As inexperienced as they are at the wide receiver position, the offensive line remains intact after last season, and that is something that intrigues Roethlisberger, "Well, that’s a big part of being able to run the no-huddle because those guys are up there and they’re comfortable, they’re familiar. They’ve got another offseason in training of continuity and learning from each other. I tell them before each game that they are what is going to drive this team and this offense. As long as they stay healthy and can play every game we’ll be good."

OTAs began the process of the Steelers' offense finding the parts that will make this offense click and truly be one to be remembered. Whether the no huddle will be a big part of that offense is 'to be determined.

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