The Titans are using the no huddle offense a lot more with rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Prior to Mettenberger taking over the starting position in Week 8, the Titans had used the no huddle 35 times. In Mettenberger’s four starts, the Titans have run the no huddle 24 times.
It’s interesting the Titans didn’t run it more earlier as the no huddle has proven to be very successful and indeed it has helped Mettenberger’s numbers. In the drives where the Titans have run predominantly no huddle, Mettenberger has thrown three touchdown passes.
First predominantly no huddle drive versus Houston that led to a touchdown.
Second predominantly no huddle drive versus Houston that led to a touchdown.
Predominantly no huddle versus Philadelphia that led to a touchdown.
Also an earlier drive in the Philadelphia game that led to a touchdown was negated by a weak pass interference call against Nate Washington.
That isn’t to say the Titans have been entirely successful running no huddle with Mettenberger. They ran it against Baltimore and the result was a Mettenberger interception. The Titans didn’t run much no huddle against Baltimore for some reason.
It’s nice to see the Titans utilizing the no huddle to help their young quarterback. It is rather curious they didn’t utilize it more earlier with with Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst because on drives where they used it predominantly they had success.
Locker against Dallas leading to field goal.
Whitehurst against Indianapolis leading to a touchdown
Locker did have one drive where they used predominantly no huddle that led to an interception.
The no huddle has some advantages but the Titans also struggle to keep their offense on the field and time of possession has been an issue. Still, they have seen success there. With injuries along the offensive line, it will be interesting to see if the Titans continue to run the no huddle and how effective it will be.