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2011 Ben Roethlisberger No-huddle Stats Through Week 6


Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked earlier today about wanting to run the no-huddle offense more moving forward and the stats tweet by Mark Kaboly got me curious to the Steelers stats running the no-huddle this year. As Kaboly states, Roethlisberger is 6 of 13 for 86 yards this year in the no-huddle with 1 interception and no touchdowns. He has also been sacked once. The Steelers only ran once in the no-huddle this season and it was an Issac Redman 2-yard run on 3rd and 1 from the Titans 29 yard-line. That play was the only time they have gone no-huddle in the 1st quarter this season.

As Kaboly also pointed out, only once did they run a near exclusive series of no-huddle plays and that was late against the Ravens in week 1 when the game was well out of reach. Roethlisberger went 3 of 6 for 34 yards on that series and was sacked once. The 2nd & 10 play from the Ravens 28 though did have a huddle before it however.

The Steelers mostly ran the no-huddle with the 11 personnel package that includes 1 running back, 1 tight end and 3 wide receivers. The formation of choice mostly was having 1 in the backfield with the 4 others out wide. 5 times they did go empty set at the snap of the football.

Only 2 of the 13 passes attempted were of the deep variety. 6 were to the short left area, 2 to the short right and 3 to the short middle.

Roethlisberger was blitzed 4 times on these plays and was 1 of 3 passing with 1 sack. The interception of course was the play right before halftime against the Titans.

Since the Ravens game, Roethlisberger is 1 of 6 passing in the no-huddle for 18 yards and the 1 interception.

QRT OPP TYPE DIR D&D LOS RESULT YDS PERS FORM TARGET # RUSH BLITZ GUN
4 BLT PASS short left 1&10 PIT 48 C 26 1 0 M.Wallace 5 YES Y
4 BLT PASS short middle 1&10 BLT 47 C 8 11 10 M.Moore 4 NO Y
4 BLT PASS short right 1&10 PIT 38 C 8 11 10 H.Ward 4 NO Y
4 BLT PASS short middle 2&2 PIT 46 C 14 11 10 H.Miller 4 NO Y
4 BLT PASS short left 1&10 BLT 40 C 12 11 10 H.Miller 4 NO Y
4 BLT PASS deep left 1&10 BLT 28 I 0 11 10 A.Brown 4 YES Y
4 BLT PASS short left 3&10 BLT 28 I 0 0 0 A.Battle 4 NO Y
4 BLT PASS sacked 4&10 BLT 28 S -7 0 0 N/A 4 YES Y
4 IND PASS short left 1&10 PIT 37 I 0 11 10 A.Brown 4 NO Y
2 TEN PASS short left 1&10 PIT 25 I 0 11 10 M.Wallace 4 NO Y
2 TEN PASS short middle 2&10 PIT 25 C 18 11 10 H.Miller 4 NO Y
2 TEN PASS deep middle 1&10 TEN 33 I 0 11 10 E.Sanders 4 YES Y
2 TEN PASS short right 3&4 TEN 27 INT 0 0 0 E.Sanders 4 NO Y
2 JAX PASS short left 1&10 PIT 35 I 0 10 0 M.Wallace 4 NO Y

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  • Pete

    We don’t know how much they practice the no-huddle. Also there is indication the Steelers have made little investment in the no-huddle. Another perspective on those stats is that it is difficult to run the no-huddle on the road. Run effectively at the right times, the no-huddle can throw a defense off balance.

    I say give Ben a chance at running the no-huddle when he feels it’s the right time.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    If we are not having good success why use it? I have felt that we have been doing well with it but these stats show different.

  • Joel Miller

    Majority against Baltimore during a very bad week. I would think that its a bit early to judge success as there are so few attempts. Especially since Roethlisberger has been such a stud in the hurry up during his career.

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