Bell’s Injury the “Break” the Steelers Need?
The Pittsburgh Steelers go into their third preseason game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs with even more questions than usual. Their second-round pick, running back Le’Veon Bell, has sustained a Lisfranc injury to his foot which could have him out 6-8 weeks. Jonathan Dwyer led the team last year with only 623 yards rushing on 156 attempts for a 4.0 yard average. Not very impressive numbers for a team that likes to run the ball. So, what do you do when you’re forced into a running back-by-committee situation that hasn’t worked well for you in the past? Maybe it’s time for the Steelers to step into the 21st century-NFL. Open up the windows and air it out! Your quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has a $100 million contract. Your top two wide receivers, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, are making big bucks, too. You also have a third-round pick, wide receiver Markus Wheaton that has been garnering rave reviews at training camp. Why not spend the next few weeks of preseason catching up to the rest of the league and work the passing game? Get your money’s worth from these guys. It may surprise you. Bell’s injury could be the “break” that the Steelers need to get with the times.