Thursday, September 25, 2014

No-Huddle Running Game Coming?

Joey Porter's Pit Bulls wouldn't be surprised to see the Steelers' offense go to no-huddle, hurry-up mode early and often on Sunday at home vs. the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Dri Archer, at practice this week,
getting ready for the Buccaneers.
We expect to see much the same approach the Steelers took in their second pre-season game vs. the Buffalo Bills on August 16th at Heinz Field.

One new wrinkle: We suspect the Steelers might do more running plays from no-huddle, shotgun sets. In fact, this may be where we get to see Dri Archer for the first time this regular season.

Tampa Bay runs a base 4-3 defense, with a lot of cover-two, so this will be a good defense to run against from the shotgun in no-huddle mode.

The running game is working. It's time to open it up a little bit and make sure it works in hurry-up mode.

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