Steelers: Time for Le’Veon Bell
It’s only Tuesday, but it’s already time to look at next week’s game. The celebration of this week’s gorgeous victory for the Steelers has been fantastic, and watching two all-time great teams go head to head and see us absolutely dominate was a sight we all wanted to see, but it’s time to get back to business.
It’s only Week 3, and we’re 1-1, so it’s time to move forward.
Attaining a victory in at least 1 of the first 2 games was vital to the success of the team this year. If the team was able to get a win without star running back Le’Veon Bell, that’d be tremendous, and they’ve done just that.
Luckily, it’s time for last year’s team MVP to return.
Following this week’s blowout victory, and the offensive explosion that was constantly displayed throughout the game, opposing teams should be scared.
Putting up 43 points against a defense that had allowed only 3 points in their previous matchup is crazy, especially when that team is missing two important pieces of their offense, a star running back, and one of their biggest aerial threats.
It’s perfect timing for Le’Veon to return. The St. Louis Rams have a very stout rush defense, and a very strong defensive line led by veteran Robert Quinn and 2nd year defensive tackle Aaron Donald. It’ll be interesting to see how Bell is incorporated into the game, and how effective he is in his first game action.
Hopefully there isn’t much rust to knock off, and knowing Bell, there probably isn’t. Chances are he’ll be excited to get back to the game and wreak havoc following the injury process he’s been through for his hyperextended knee.
What about DeAngelo Williams?
Steelers fans were worried heading into the season without Bell, but Williams eased their hearts posting two monster games in his two starts. He rushed for 122 yards against the Patriots, averaging 6 yards per carry. He backed that up with a solid performance against the 49ers, accumulating 77 yards and 3 short yard touchdowns.
The Steelers staff has recently announced that Deangelo will be getting some carries despite Bell being the clear starter. It’ll be interesting to see how the two running backs are incorporated into the games, and what impacts they cause. They could easily become one of the most prolific running backs duos in the league.
Overall, Le’Veon Bell’s return is a huge one for Pittsburgh, and could catapult this offense to start posting absurdly big numbers again, possibly even bigger than last week. Only two more weeks, and the Steelers offense will be totally complete with the return of Martavis Bryant.
At this point, it truly seems this offense could have great things in store.
The 3 B’s of Pittsburgh (Ben, Brown, Bell) are back in action, and the Steelers are ready to roll!
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