When Le’Veon Bell held out during training camp he wasn’t worried about where the Steelers would be at this point in the season. His plan was to be the league leader in rushing and have the team well-positioned for the playoffs. He also wanted to feel refreshed and so far everything is going according to plan.
That was always my original plan. I took rest to make sure I could fulfill the whole season and take as many carries and as many catches as I need to get, and I feel fresh right now. I feel good.
Bell is focused on winning a Super Bowl with his team. He wants to do all that he can to help his team end the season in the fashion that he envisions it ending. His team may need him now more than ever since Antonio Brown is set to miss playing time. Together the two made the Steelers offense explosive and dangerous. Now, Bell will need to pick up the slack and be the main playmaker for the Steelers offense.
Opponents can do whatever they need to do. I know each and every week I come in playing. I’m always the foucs of trying to be stopped. Regardless, it’s not going to change how I prepare myself. I’ll go out there and continue to do what I do. I want to win a Super Bowl. We win these next two games and we have a 1- or a 2-seed.
Bell is on pace to set a career-high in total yards and figures to do so with two games left on the schedule. One thing is for sure. Bell will be ready to do whatever is asked of him.
I just want to make sure we get the job done.