Big Ben Not A Fan Of Le’Veon Bell

SteelersMore trouble in Pittsburgh as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has publicly questioned rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, who incidentally Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said might start on Sunday!

Bell has not played since he left the second preseason game with a small tear of a ligament in his right foot. The Steelers drafted him in the second round and were preparing him to be their starting halfback before his injury.

Speaking about the rookie Tomlin said:

“We are excited about watching him be a full participant this week during the course of practice,” Tomlin said. “We will let that dictate his play, but we are optimistic about his availability.”

Roethlisberger though was skeptical when he talked about Bell’s prospects of playing on his show Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan saying:

“Honestly, I have no idea with him,” Roethlisberger said. “You can’t get a read on him. One day, he’s practicing, one day, he’s not; one day, he’s going hard, the next day, he’s not. I wish I could.

“If he was a guy like Heath Miller that you knew was busting his butt every day to get back there …

Le’Veon is a rookie, I don’t know him quite well enough yet. But if he can come back and help us, we’ll take him.”

Not sure what Roethlisberger has against Bell. without him, the Steelers running game has been anemic this season. Despite running for 80 yards Monday night against Chicago, they still rank 31st in the league in rushing and have been juggling backs through three games.

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