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Steelers Vs. Raiders: Ben Roethlisberger Wants To Use No-Huddle Offense

Ben Roethlisberger likes being in charge of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense, a trait which has him somewhat at odds with the team's regular play-caller offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Haley turned the reins of the offense over to his quarterback, allowing Roethlisberger to run a no-huddle offense for the final three quarters of the team's season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos. But in the team's win against the New York Jets, Haley insisted on calling all of the shots, Roethlisberger said he wasn't exactly thrilled with the development, as reported by Alan Robinson in the Tribune-Review:

"That’s Coach Haley’s call. He’s the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. (The coaches) saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep (the media) and the fans happy, I guess."

Although Roethlisberger has showed how comfortable he is in the no-huddle over his career, the results this year are obviously with Haley: the offense put up 27 points against New York while Roethlisberger couldn't lead his team to the victory over Denver.

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