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How the Cincinnati Bengals Changed NFL History: The No-Huddle Offense Turns 25

Article By on 17th June, 2009

... is in the limelight again.

Two months ago, ESPN and several other outlets reported that new Bills offensive coordinator Turk Schonert was busy installing his version of the no-huddle.

The announcement came at the perfect time because unbeknownst to many, the high-flying no-huddle offense will be celebrating it's 25th birthday this year.

It all started on December 29, 1983, when the Cincinnati Bengals announced the hiring of a new head coach, Sam Wyche. 

Midway through the 1984 season, his first in Cincinnati, "Wicky Wacky" Wyche (as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called him) had a revelation as he watched his team prepare for a third down and long situation. The coach couldn't understand why anyone with hal...

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