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lamberts-lost-tooth
08-22-2006, 05:01 AM
Roethlisberger confident in no-huddle offense
Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Hines Ward hasn't played much football with Ben Roethlisberger this summer at St. Vincent College, but the Steelers wide receiver has seen enough to have been impressed by the third-year quarterback.
"Every year he's getting better and better," Ward said.

Roethlisberger and Ward were reunited on Monday, when Ward returned to practice.

Prior to doing so, Ward cited Roethlisberger's running of the no-huddle offense during Saturday night's preseason loss to Minnesota as the latest evidence of the evolution of Big Ben.

"You could see how he executed the no-huddle offense, he led it down there and we scored (a touchdown) on the first (series)," Ward said. "If he can continue doing that, that's just another added dimension that teams will have to worry about.

"The kid's good. He's getting better and better."

Ward, still not 100 percent after sustaining a hamstring injury on Aug. 4, caught a pass from Roethlisberger yesterday afternoon to open an 11-on-11 period designed to hone the no-huddle approach the Steelers debuted during their opening possession against the Vikings.

The Steelers had previously allowed Roethlisberger to run a no-huddle only in two-minute situations.

Roethlisberger has been campaigning to go no-huddle whenever the mood strikes since mini camp.

"It was a blast," Roethlisberger said. "That's what I've been waiting for.

"We may run it a lot. We may never run it. I just want them to know they can have the confidence in me to do it."

19ward86
08-22-2006, 11:11 AM
thanks for posting it, maybe ben isnt like a peyton manning to the analyst but he is showing that he can be whatever type of qb that the coach wants him to be if u give him some time.

AZ_Steeler
08-22-2006, 11:16 AM
Thanks for posting but I think it's already been posted: http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=9683