Le’Veon Bell: Explosive plays will come

AP

After a season-opening win against the Browns, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger downplayed any concerns about a quiet game for running back Le'Veon Bell.

Bell got more to do in Week Two against the Vikings as he went from 10 carries to 27 in a 26-9 victory. That resulted in more yards overall, although the average of 3.2 yards per carry has remained the same in both weeks.

Tomlin said after the game that it was a “significant step” for Bell after missing the entire summer and Bell said it’s just a matter of time before the short gains turn into big ones.

“It’ll come,” Bell said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’m due for an explosion play. It hasn’t happened yet. I almost had like three today. I almost made one on a screen, a run. They made the play. We’re two games in. We’ll watch the film and get ready for next week.”

The Steelers will be in Chicago for their next game and a breakout for Bell would make it likelier that they head home with three wins in as many tries.

16 responses to “Le’Veon Bell: Explosive plays will come

  1. The moron sits out for all of camp because he wants $15+ mil per year as a running back, now tries to ease concerns by saying that he “almost” made a couple of big plays. No one cares if you “almost” make a play – you either do or you don’t. If I’m Pittsburgh, I’m already looking to get rid of this guy after this season.

  2. Hmmm, how about some Kudos to the Vikings defense for Holding Bell to 27 for 87 yards and Big Ben to 243 passing yards and 2 TDs and holding Steelers to 3 of 13 on 3rd down conversions. BTW, Brown was held to 62 yards and no TDs. Like Ben said after the game,give the defense some credit for holding them down also.

  3. Someone needs to sit this young man down and explain a few things to him.
    He was repeatedly told that he was only hurting himself by sitting out the summer, and training camp, now we see the results of that time missed.
    He’s missed more than 25% of the games (not including playoffs) in his first 4 years due to suspension or injury.
    When he’s healthy and up to speed, there’s no one better in the game today. But reliability is big in this league, which unfortunately is not one of Mr. Bell’s strengths to date.

  4. Everyone that actually knows football knew he was going to start slow. You could see it yesterday he is returning to form. I honestly thought week 3 or 4 before Bell got going.

  5. “I almost had like three today. I almost made one on a screen, a run.”

    He’s “almost” back into football shape after sitting out the entire pre-season.

  6. I saw improvement against last year’s number 4/5 defense…..I’ll take it. Tomlins teams of late often are very slow out of the gate. Blessed with three easy games in a row they need to be 3-0 because are on the road 3 put of four. Haft of their road games will be done. Bell will be fine.

  7. bjwbrown2011 says:
    September 18, 2017 at 9:46 am
    As long as he looks like himself in December and January, Steelers fans wont care about september struggles.

    ———————-

    Says a person who is not paying his 12 mil salary

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