They’ve worked on seemingly everything and anything in OTAs, from the inside running game one day to the no-huddle and two-minute offense the next.
What’s yet to be revealed, at least publicly, is the Steelers’ perceived offensive identity in 2014.
“You know what? We’re still working at it,” center
Among those who have been putting time in on the South Side are running back
Additions at wide receiver include
At tight end, veteran
Up front, Pouncey is likewise back after missing all but eight snaps in 2013.
All of the above gives the Steelers options, if not necessarily an obvious lean in the direction of becoming either a “smashmouth” offense or one that runs a defense ragged running the no-huddle.
“I think we’re capable of doing both,” Miller said. “We’ll leave that up to the coaches, whatever they feel that we need to do. I really feel that we’re capable of doing both.”
Two more potentially impactful additions are new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, who has a wealth of experience teaching the outside-zone blocking scheme the Steelers worked to perfect prior to Pouncey’s injury last season, and third-round pick
Miller is looking forward to consistency becoming a recognizable aspect of whatever the Steelers’ offensive signature becomes.
“I don’t know if we’ve been, in my time here, consistently as good as we could have been throughout an entire year,” he said. “Hopefully, we’re able to play that way for 16 games this year.”
“For me, right now, I’d like to say we’ll be a fast, high-scoring offense,” Roethlisberger said. “That’s running the ball, that’s throwing the ball, whatever it is. But I want us to be fast and I want us to put a lot of points on the board.”