Steelers tie, Le’Veon Bell tweets

AP

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell hasn’t said much on social media since all hell broke loose with inflammatory comments from multiple teammates. After Sunday’s game without him, Bell took to Twitter.

His message was what I’ll call the Colonel Klink emoji: The face with the monocle and a quizzical look.

So was Bell taking a jab at his team, which helped lift the woeful Browns’ 1-31 record since Week One of 2016 to 1-31-1? Said Bell in response to a question from someone else on Twitter, “No shade, just never witnessed a tie before.”

Bell’s replacement, James Conner, had 34 touches for 192 total yards and two touchdowns. So it’s hard to say the game would have gone much differently if Bell had shown up, especially since Bell had only 47 yards from scrimmage in Week One against the Browns a year ago.

80 responses to “Steelers tie, Le’Veon Bell tweets

  1. Cleveland ends their losing streak in the only way Cleveland could. With a tie. Lmfao. that is just soooo Cleveland

  2. Bell needs to worry less about the score and more about 34 touches for 192 yards and 2 TD’s. Think Steelers have found their RB. I’d cut the tool loose and let him find a place on the shelf in Sears. No one, except maybe the idiot Vikings, will pay him $15M a year to play.

    Advice to Bell? Go away. Preferably quietly. Shade means nothing when your replacement outplays you.

  3. Let’s report less on players tweets and more in terrible officiating. Yes I know there would be 3 times as many Patriot articles but so one has to hold the refs accountable. I mean it’s year after year after year…same thing. Questionable and out right horrible calls in patriots favor.

  4. Am I the only one who thought that block in the back penalty at the end was cheesy? The runner was already going out of bounds. That guy wasn’t going to tackle him.

  5. One is forced to wonder, if Bell will tweet the “the Colonel Klink emoji” if Connor has a good game week 2 and Bell gets his tender pulled. Then quickly finds out the rest of the league is not nearly as hungry for his services as he thinks. When he realizes he’ll make significantly less then the franchise tag… Hmmm

  6. nhpats says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Leave it to the Browns to miss an easy FG for true win….

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    The Browns’ fg got blocked, the Steelers’ missed

  7. logicalvoicesays says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    laveon who? connor showed they can ug in anyone and do his job. once in a generation he is not. his agebt screwed this up big time.

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    You might want to learn how to type on a keyboard before posting comments!

  8. “Even for $800K+, playing in the rain (and in Cleveland…) would be very inconvenient.”

    When making 853k is “inconvenient” its time to retire. Of course you said that not Bell. Hopefully after Bell signs his tender they trade him to one of the bottom feeder teams and he will rarely be heard from again.

  9. Connor couldn’t hold Bell’s jockstrap. Williams did well to when Bell was out, but the offense is another animal with Bell in it. Didn’t Conner fumble the ball that leat Cleveland tie the game? Bunch of hating couch potatoes. What an embarrassing day for Pitt! The 1-31 browns!! Couldn’t beat the 1-31 Browns without Bell lmao!!

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    The Steelers should have noticed Browns LB Jaime Collins today. Belichick jettisoned him to the Browns at mid-season for a late 3rd round pick. He made the deal while the Patriots were in the midst of a Super Bowl run. It was a case of addition by subtraction.
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  11. If I were a Steelers fan I’d be very concerned about almost losing and a tie to the WORST team in the league. …..Very concerned.

  12. nhpats says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Leave it to the Browns to miss an easy FG for true win….
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    Apparently you missed the FG attempt seconds earlier by the bumble bees.

  13. I hope the Steelers pull their tag.

    The fans dont want him and management wants his prime years at their price tag. So walk or sit or just kneel at this point. 9 more weeks of vaca followed by 6 weeks of part time work. Set yourself up for the following 3 years of max earning potential.

  14. Y’all missing the points – old man Ben can’t play in rain & Tyrod will at least give Browns chances.

  15. Confirmed: Le’Veon Bell is less than 2 years old. Or has some serious memory loss.

    There was one tie in each year from 2012 through 2014 and TWO ties in 2016.

    So in Bell’s career, there have been 4 ties (the 2014 tie and one of the 2016 ties were even in his division) and yet somehow; Bell says that he has never “witnessed” a tie.

  16. vaphinfan says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    Let’s report less on players tweets and more in terrible officiating. Yes I know there would be 3 times as many Patriot articles but so one has to hold the refs accountable. I mean it’s year after year after year…same thing. Questionable and out right horrible calls in patriots favor

    So a Dolphins an CRYING about the Patriots on a Steelers article.

    Yeah , that’s not jealousy…..riiiiiight

  17. Surf Bandits says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    logicalvoicesays says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    laveon who? connor showed they can ug in anyone and do his job. once in a generation he is not. his agebt screwed this up big time.

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    Any reasonable person can still easily understand what he was saying.

  18. Bell thought Tomlin should have went with an empty net and an extra skater with 9 seconds left !

  19. moneymike23 says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    What were the Steelers thinking not trading Bell in the off-season? They’re acting like he’s the next Jim Brown.

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    How many teams do you think would’ve offered somewhat reasonable trade value for a player due to earn $14.5 mil and is all but guaranteed to be a one-season rental?

  20. broncosroe says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:39 pm
    Connor couldn’t hold Bell’s jockstrap. Williams did well to when Bell was out, but the offense is another animal with Bell in it. Didn’t Conner fumble the ball that leat Cleveland tie the game? Bunch of hating couch potatoes. What an embarrassing day for Pitt! The 1-31 browns!! Couldn’t beat the 1-31 Browns without Bell lmao!!

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    Actually you raise a good point. Every time Bell has bern out some other RB has stepped into his place and done well. Maybe its not Bell resposible for that success, maybe its the Steelers.

    Also, Im pretty sure Bell leads Conner at this immediate point in turnovers committed.

  21. Let’s be real here; the team lost due to Roethlisberger again choking against one of the worst teams in the league like he does 1-2 times a year and the coaching staff getting ultra conservative when they get a lead. It happens every year and should not be a surprise. As far as Connor it should be clear this guy has all the necessary tools to be very good for the Steelers and while he fumbled one time he did more than his part to lead them to a win.

  22. I do not know if Connor can keep this up for the season but he had a sensational game against a talented defense. And Bell fumbles also; 7 in the last two years. Not winning is Ben’s fault, five flipin’ turnovers!?!? Isn’t he looking for a new contract?

    And the Steelers almost lost to the Browns in the season opener last year but were bailed out by their defense. I think Bell had less than 50 yards.

  23. Steelers got lucky against literally the worst team. Fans over here babbling about 192 yards, the guy fumbled the Browns back into the game. He’s a choke artist. Brady fumbled away his last chance to win a superbowl also.

  24. Leave it to the NFL to spend all the time in the world to make the game safer with a dozen new rules but not give any attention to ending ties with a simple play until someone wins, overtime design like they have in the playoffs. Tell me again what exactly is resolved with a tie? These overpaid NFL guys are not exactly the sharpest knives in the cutting block.

  25. Bell knows, obviously, that he will be traded. He is now waiting for the team(s) at the top of his list to manifest the need for a RB. Even though at this point, Redskin fans think they are going to the SB, I bet he goes to DC.

  26. Tomlin has immediately put himself on the hot seat. The team was up 21-7 and they went into a conservative hole. Called running play after running play and finally they stripped Conner.

    How can a whole team let down; including the offensive coordinator who went conservative too?? And the head coach just sits there and watches it???

    Ben was terrible. But with all those turnovers, they were still up 21-7. Tomlin has been underachieving with this team for the last 6 years. How much of a rope does he have? He’s not a real championship level coach.

  27. “What were the Steelers thinking not trading Bell in the off-season? ”

    They were thinking he hadn’t signed his franchise tag contract, therefore not a player on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and that you can’t trade a player who is not currently on your team.

  28. The problem was NOT James Connor. The problem was Big Bum being Big Bum. 4 picks and a fumble. In the good old days the Steeler defense could carry him on its back and hand him a 13-9 win and everyone would rave about how “clutch” Big Bum was. Big Bum is just picking up where he left off in the playoffs against the Jags. I remember that jackass bragging about how in training camp he would throw bad balls to his receivers to “challenge” them. Sigh. The Steelers will not sniff another Super Bowl until bot Big Turnover Bum and Trip Tomlin are gone.

  29. Move on Bell, I’m a Steeler fan and u trying to peep in on the game today,you are good but you goat fro. The best so get off your Twitter or social media and leave your Childless comments behind ,you ain’t all that
    PUNK selfish player and your agent just as bad
    Move on Le’Veon

  30. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    September 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    Bell thought Tomlin should have went with an empty net and an extra skater with 9 seconds left !
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    I think you mean the NHL prospect, Jalen Ramsey

  31. Cleveland is far from the worst team in the NFL. That is wrapped up week one by the Buffalo Bills. What they put out today was complete garbage. The Steelers played poorly, they are not a bad team. The Bills are just awful. Sorry Bills. Raiders should have traded Mack to the Bills the first pick is being sewn up week one.

  32. Here’s hoping 26 stays out until week 10… then the STEELERS should make him INACTIVE each week for the remainder of the season. That way he can be “SAVED” for the rest of his career

  33. citizenstrange says:
    September 9, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    The problem was NOT James Connor. The problem was Big Bum being Big Bum. 4 picks and a fumble. In the good old days the Steeler defense could carry him on its back and hand him a 13-9 win and everyone would rave about how “clutch” Big Bum was. Big Bum is just picking up where he left off in the playoffs against the Jags. I remember that jackass bragging about how in training camp he would throw bad balls to his receivers to “challenge” them. Sigh. The Steelers will not sniff another Super Bowl until bot Big Turnover Bum and Trip Tomlin are gone.

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    A game could be called for too much snow and it would be Bens fault….right? Your Ben crap is way beyond old…..NFL teams have 53 men rosters……remember?

  34. Well, the Steelers defense and the running game played well. The running game being the one thing everyone was worried about. Ben did not play well. The passing game seemed non existent at times. Did the offensive lines become fatigued in the fourth quarter hence the turnovers? The Steelers still could have won but frankly didn’t deserve to win. The Browns didn’t quit and made enough plays to win but also couldn’t. Not your father’s Browns team.

  35. “You might want to learn how to type on a keyboard before posting comments!

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    Any reasonable person can still easily understand what he was saying”.

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    Understanding what he was saying is not the point. The comment was littered with errors that even a cursory review would have revealed. Sheer sloppiness should be called out, and error filled comments should not be rewarded with up votes, regardless of whether you can “understand” them or not.

  36. If he does report, he gonna be on a practice field as these guys…may wanna put some thought into who he’s questioning / mocking…but then again, thinking isn’t really his strong suit.

  37. I am old enough to have watched Hogan’s Heroes and too old to have recognized that as a Colonel Klink Emoji.

  38. The steelers didn’t lose/tie because bell. They tied because they had 6 turnovers and it rained heavily the whole game. Also, the browns always play well against Pittsburgh and this ain’t last years browns. They will double their wins from the last 2 seasons.

  39. vaphinfan says:
    September 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    Let’s report less on players tweets and more in terrible officiating. Yes I know there would be 3 times as many Patriot articles but so one has to hold the refs accountable. I mean it’s year after year after year…same thing. Questionable and out right horrible calls in patriots favor.
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    Are you on drugs? The Steelers didn’t play the Pats, they played the Browns.

  40. What a glorious day. The Steelers are in the AFC N basement which they have to share with the Browns. What an awful, I mean, perfect, performance. Little Ben completely blew the game as did that worthless kicker that they spent so much money on. This team is a disaster that isn’t waiting to happen. It’s happening now and the fans, I’m sure, are crying their beady little eyes out. Too bad.

  41. Personally I hope Bell doesn’t sign for a few more weeks so we can see if Conner is the real deal and if he is I hope the Stealers yank the offer and let Conner play.

  42. Just read the comments above. Boo hoo hoo to the obnoxious Steelers fans blaming the refs, They always do that when they get clown stomped. Or should we saw Brown Stomped. Hahahaha. Enjoy the week. It’s going to be a long one, suckers.

  43. Steeler fans on Behind the Steel Curtain were bragging that their D played well today. They played the BROWNS, who have one win in the last 3 seasons, with Tyrod Taylor at QB, LOL!

  44. Hmm… since u not helping your team by sittin’ home an’ holdin’ out, it ain’t appropriate for you to be tweetin’ ‘bout what they do.
    Don’t be a fool like Trump – stay off social media, son.

  45. So by the comments it looks like a whole lot of people think the Steelers found Bell’s replacement? And against the worst team ever in the NFL history(3-45 over the last 3yrs), I have to laugh at all the asinine fans making a huge deal out of one game! First year watching the NFL?

  46. Your Comment Will Be Deleted says:
    September 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    Cleveland is far from the worst team in the NFL. That is wrapped up week one by the Buffalo Bills.

    /// I have a little news for you the Browns are 3-45 over the last 3yrs, NO OTHER TEAM IS EVEN CLOSE!!!! Buffalo would have to go on a 3yr losing streak to even get close to what Cleveland’s accomplished.

  47. Is Bell trying to “tweet” his way out of town? I would certainly not be on social media if I was doing what he’s doing right now. If he is trying to get his teammates to be even more angry with him,this should do it.

  48. Why is everyone hating on Bell? I know what he tweeted was wrong but I guarantee none of you guys are perfect, including me, and that’s why I’m not hating

    #NoBodiesPerfect

  49. We need Bell back. As well as Conner played he isn’t capable of doing the things that Bell can do especially in the passing game. We need to find away to generate those receiving yards that Bell provides especially when lined up in the slot. We also need Bell back because our rb depth is bad behind Conner. Bell and Conner would provide a a very nice rb tandem. Bell needs to get rid of his agent you can’t tell the team you want your client on a pitch count so as not to be banged up. The Steelers should’ve paid him instead of only guaranteeing 10 mil(that was an insult) but once he didn’t get it he needed to report as of last week

  50. As a Ravens fan I would not complain if the Steelers let Bell go and the Ravens kicked the tires. I guess it’s also time to take the Browns seriously now, huh? They’ve only been stock piling high draft picks for years now. Dare I say the AFCN is deep now?

  51. ‘KIR says:

    September 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    If I were a Steelers fan I’d be very concerned about almost losing and a tie to the WORST team in the league. …..Very concerned.’

    If YOU were a Steelers fan you would know this is typical Steelers football. History shows the Steelers frequently lose to a subpar team.

  52. ‘KIR says:

    September 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    If I were a Steelers fan I’d be very concerned about almost losing and a tie to the WORST team in the league. …..Very concerned.’
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    Worst team in the league? Seriously? See Ravens/Bills game to see the worst team in the league.

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