Steelers mulling right workload for Le’Veon Bell

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Running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t take part in the Steelers’ offseason work as he recovers from groin surgery and tries to navigate his way to a long-term deal with the team rather than playing out the year under the franchise tag, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley isn’t worried about what kind of shape Bell will be in when he does return to work.

Haley said that Bell has “always come in at a high, high level” and that he’s spending more time thinking about how to keep him that way. Haley said that the team is having “all those discussions” about the right workload for Bell to remain productive throughout the season.

“He’s a guy, his injuries have been oddball type of things, even the hamstring,” Haley said, via ESPN.com. “He’s a guy who gets stronger every game. He does not want to come out of the game. He’s a year older. We’ve got to make sure we cover all of that, which we will and do as a staff.”

The Steelers drafted James Conner in the third round and that would seem to make him the top choice to spell Bell, although Knile Davis and FitzGerald Toussaint are also around should the Steelers decide the rookie isn’t ready for the job.

25 responses to “Steelers mulling right workload for Le’Veon Bell

  1. 6 plays looks to be about all he can handle.

    Yesterday, on another story about Bell and Trippin’ Tomlin, “droolingfool” got upset because I wrote AB clowned Tomlin by posting a video of a locker room meeting. I also wrote that Bell told several media outlets that the Steelers knew the severity of his injury. I also wrote that Ben told us he was considering retirement. All of these events happened and were widely reported on, yet the droolingfool insisted that I had no evidence of those events! Now we all know why he calls himself the droolingfool!

  2. probable best to limit him to carries where he doesn’t have to use his knees, groin, or hamstring.

  3. The Steelers are playing this right. Let him go through a full season and see how he holds up before giving him a big long term contract. Those deals are always risky for running backs who burn out faster than players at other positions.

  4. Love to see all the Mike Tomlin jealousy. Tomlin wasn’t even mentioned in the article, but some of you are so bent over him that you can’t help but run your mouths. Pretty pathetic.

  5. Here’s an idea. How about you don’t run him into the ground? Maybe you could hand off to someone else every now and then?

  6. Love to see all the Mike Tomlin jealousy. Tomlin wasn’t even mentioned in the article, but some of you are so bent over him that you can’t help but run your mouths. Pretty pathetic.

    Very pathetic group of Patriot fanboy young boys. One even attempted to be insulting using a twist on the name that has been used a 1000 times…very original Skippy.

    The sad part is their cherry picking and hypocracy…..and they actually think that’s mature and irritating to Steeler fans. Nah, it just little boys trying to act high.

    This thread is derived by comments Haley made when asked about Bell not being at mini camp. Just PFT filler and troll bait.

  7. Given Mr. Bell’s history, I’m not sure I’m all that comfortable with him coming in at a “high, high” level.

  8. Going to be a suspenseful season. Will Bell get hurt, arrested for a felony, or both? At least you can count on the Steelers laying plenty of eggs in the unlikely event they cheat their way into the playoffs.

  9. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Jun 15, 2017 12:45 PM
    Going to be a suspenseful season…

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    Yes, it should give you lots of fodder to continue spending your entire existence trolling on PFT.

  10. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jun 15, 2017 11:59 AM
    Love to see all the Mike Tomlin jealousy. Tomlin wasn’t even mentioned in the article, but some of you are so bent over him that you can’t help but run your mouths. Pretty pathetic.

    Very pathetic group of Patriot fanboy young boys. One even attempted to be insulting using a twist on the name that has been used a 1000 times…very original Skippy.

    The sad part is their cherry picking and hypocracy…..and they actually think that’s mature and irritating to Steeler fans. Nah, it just little boys trying to act high.

    This thread is derived by comments Haley made when asked about Bell not being at mini camp. Just PFT filler and troll bait.
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    And yet, I remain correct. You’re so irritated that you still deny those incidents happened. Or more likely, you pay such little attention to the NFL you actually believe it.

  11. And yet, I remain correct. You’re so irritated that you still deny those incidents happened. Or more likely, you pay such little attention to the NFL you actually believe it.

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    Irritated by the comments of a fanboy who cherry picks and lies…nah. Don’t flatter your self. Flys irritate me …not fanboys.

  12. Actually, NFL players like and respect Tomlin, and that’s repeatedly on record even from ex Steeler players. Tomlin ranks in the top 5 coaches players want to play for every time the media takes that poll. He’s a Super Bowl winner who just last year took his team deep into the playoffs. He’s not going anywhere.

    And, of course, Tomlin never tripped anyone, lying trolls to the contrary. While watching game play on a stadium big screen, he once stepped on to the field of play during a game. He never contacted with anyone, the runner was going to tackled anyways, and it didn’t affect the outcome of the game in any way. He got fined a bunch of money and took full personal responsibility. However there actually was a Jets strength coach who tripped an opposing team’s runner on his way to the end zone, though.

    Anyways, I hope they do limit Bell’s play time better than last year. A recent PFF tweet had a graphic that said Bell was his team’s feature back more often per game than any other back in the league, Johnson of AZ was second. Hopefully rookie James Connor helps take some heat off Bell.

    Go Steelers!

  13. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jun 15, 2017 1:30 PM
    And yet, I remain correct. You’re so irritated that you still deny those incidents happened. Or more likely, you pay such little attention to the NFL you actually believe it.

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    Irritated by the comments of a fanboy who cherry picks and lies…nah. Don’t flatter your self. Flys irritate me …not fanboys.
    ________________
    You STILL refuse to point out any lie…

    I think those flies are buzzing around you because they want what you’re full of.

  14. ________________
    You STILL refuse to point out any lie…

    I think those flies are buzzing around you because they want what you’re full of.

    You forgot you said AB “clowned”, as you so eloquently put it, Tomlin which suggest that you know what AB’s intent was….now you understand ….clown. Surface skimming content doesn’t determine facts…..why do you think Trump go elected.

  15. Why all the hate for Trip Tomlin when the story is about Le’Veon Bell? Someone wake up on the wrong side of the bed or something?

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    What you have here is the usual collection of Patriot troll’s trying act above their room temp IQ. You have one who claims to know what the players and coaches actual motives were/are….as they are on a personal level…..just clowns.

  16. What you have here is the usual collection of Patriot troll’s trying act above their room temp IQ. You have one who claims to know what the players and coaches actual motives were/are….as they are on a personal level…..just clowns

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    if Patriots fans didn’t post here, you’d have nothing to write.

    you should be thanking us.

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