The Pittsburgh Steelers might only have six OTA practices underneath their belt, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already has a vision as to what he wants his offense to look like in 2014.
“For me, right now id like to say a fast, high scoring offense, because we have a lot of speed,” said Roethlisberger following Wednesday’s practice. “That’s running the ball, that’s throwing the ball. But whatever it is, I what us to be fast and I want us to put a lot of points on the board.”
Part of that speed that Roethlisberger wants in 2014 figures to come in the form of the no-huddle offense as he feels he showed last season just how effective it can be.
“It’s something that we’ve realized what we can be and what we did last year and where we were successful,” said Roethlisberger of the no-huddle. “We’ll use it more and I don’t want to call it our base offenses, but I think you’ll see more of it.”
Another element related to the Steelers being faster on offense in 2014 could come in the form of wide receiver/running back Dri Archer, who was the fastest player this year at the scouting combine.
“I think he’s a good player,” said Roethlisberger of the Steelers third-round draft pick out of Kent State. “I think he’s got a lot of potential. Yesterday we called him on a little glance route out of the backfield and he dropped it, so we got onto him a little bit. But today he bounced back and made some good plays and he’s a guy that we’ve got to get the ball in his hands a couple of times a game, because good things can happen.”