Ben Roethlisberger is calling for the no-huddle offense early and often. Ben is also calling for the Steelers to run quicker and shorter routes. Most notably Santonio Holmes. The Steelers have Holmes running too many deep routes but that may change with the no huddle offense. Look for Holmes to be Roethisberger‚Äôs primary target on quick slants and quick outs. The Steelers need to get him involved in the offense more on short quick throws and let him use his playmaking ability for gaining yards after the catch
Gary Russell is expected to get 6-8 touches Sunday night. Sean McHugh will see some time at fullback.
Mewelde Moore may have his biggest impact in the passing game against the Jaguars. The Steelers have worked extensively this week on using Moore out of the back field on dump offs.
Mike Tomlin has been very high on Darnell Stapleton for some time and while Tomlin hasn‚Äôt named a starter yet at right guard, Stapleton has seen the majority of the snaps with the first team. Stapleton has been one of Tomlin’s projects since camp and his development has been something to watch
The injury bug continues to hit the Steelers. It is very unlikely that Carey Davis will play and the same can be said for Defensive end Nick Eason. Eason has performed above expectations this season and with Hampton and Keisel out, this is a major blow for the Steelers. Travis Kirschke is expected to start at right defensive end and will rotate with Orpheus Roye.
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