PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is used to being the one that calls the shots when his team goes to a no-huddle, two-minute offense.
That was the case over the years under Randy Fichtner and other offensive coordinators, but it seems to be a key difference in the way the team operates under new coordinator Matt Canada.
“We don’t have it in the sense of what we’ve had in years past, where we have this whole menu of plays that I can go to and call,” Roethlisberger said. “You always have a no huddle in the sense that you have a two-minute offense. You’re not huddling in a two-minute offense.
“In that sense, we have 10 to 12 plays, where we’ve had 50 to 100 plays. But it’s just different, the way that we run it.”
Roethlisberger has had lots of success in his career directing the two-minute offense, but said he doesn’t feel that the team can’t be successful doing things this way, too.
“You let your coordinator call the plays,” Roethlisberger said. “We need to execute the plays that he calls, because we had a good plan. We just didn’t execute it well enough.”