After a slow start in all facets of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers received a bit of good news on Tuesday. According to PFT, running back Le’Veon Bell is making a quicker than expected return from a devastating foot injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged that Bell will play in his first NFL game on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers take on another disappointing team when they face Minnesota across the Atlantic Ocean in London. The insertion of Bell into the lineup should really help the offense out in multiple ways.
Without Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh is 30th in the league in rushing. In the first three games, the Steelers are averaging 51.7 yards on the ground. Bell’s emergence can help them turn around a desperate season quickly.
However, If Bell is not full strength, the Pittsburgh Steelers might be in the same boat anyway. Still, Bell won’t have to carry the load by himself. Jonathan Dwyer has performed admirably while splitting time with Felix Jones.
Now Pittsburgh will have a full stable of backs that present different attributes out of the backfield. They may finally have the committee to help them win games.