Le’Veon Bell wonders how long the Killer Bs will be together

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The good news is, the Steelers have a healthy Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger together for the playoffs.

The bad news is, no one knows how long that will last, in the short term or the long.

With Bell set for another year of free agency after playing out his franchise tag and Roethlisberger a steady source for offfseason drama after last year’s retirement musings, there’s an acknowledgement that any of these games could potentially be the last for the trio.

“We understand we have a great group here,” Bell said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. “We don’t know if everybody is going to be back or if we’re going to be that special next year. The time that we do have, we have to make it all count. Everybody in this locker room understands that, so we have to go out there and do it.”

Bell and Brown combined for 3,479 yards and 21 touchdowns this year, and Roethlisberger threw for 4,251 yards this season. Brown didn’t mention kicker Chris Boswell, who ought to have Killer B status, but he’s a restricted free agent so they can squat on him.

Roethlisberger said this week he wasn’t approaching it as his last home game at Heinz Field, but after last year’s equivocating, it’s hard to know.

Of course, the Steelers could still play another game there, if they beat the Jaguars and the Titans upset the Patriots. Which doesn’t seem likely, but then again having two AFC South teams in the divisional round wasn’t really #asexpected either.

21 responses to “Le’Veon Bell wonders how long the Killer Bs will be together

  1. I really doubt he said “Killer B’s”…that doesn’t seem like something he would say.
    I doubt he even heard of the old Dolphins “Killer B’s”.

  2. Bell and Brown are fantastic players. Not trolling at all but when you consider how great a year they have had and they scored 21 TDs it really reinforces for me how special the Pats 2007 season was and specifically Randy Moss’s 23tds alone. Holy crap!

  3. “…and Roethlisberger a steady source for offfseason drama after last year’s retirement musings”

    Ben’s equivocated about this before, but media and spectators play the story up ten-fold.

    Case in point. When asked whether he sees Sunday’s game as his last at Heinz Field, Roethlisberger’s response was, “I don’t think it is my last,” which people complained was insufficiently clear and/or dramatic. What else do you want him to say.

  4. Well, if Bell stops acting like he wants $15M a year, then they can stick together a little bit longer.

  5. I am sure the dough boy will threaten to retire again once they lose to the Pats next week & Leveon Smell will hold out for more money again, so this is their last season all together.

  6. bobthebillsfan says:
    January 11, 2018 at 9:44 am
    pastabelly – be careful what you say – all that could change this year.

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    But, a zone D, inferior coaching, QB, offense, defense, depth ans STs, say hello.

  7. Bell is going to get tagged again. Not sure how is going to feel about it, but he should ink a deal before he gets another 400 touches next year and his price goes down.

  8. I wonder if Big Ben will be able to hang more than the sweet, sweet, 9 points he did against the Jags last time. You do realize that if the Steeler defense would have pitched a perfect ZERO POINTS shutout against the Jags Big Bum’s TWO pick sixes still would have lost the game for the Steelers.

  9. 1 more year.
    Steelers with franchise Bell one last time. Ben won’t retire until after 2018. after 2018 the Steelers will start a rebuild on offense.

  10. Who cares what people say? Steelers just needs a chance to win 1 more SB? if so, this will be outta of reach for even the (Cheaters) Brandy and NE to overcome.

    Each draft EVERY team has a chance to get new players to overcome any losses of talent to retire or signing else where?

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