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    Le'Veon Bell signed

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/03/steelers-sign-leveon-bell/

    Steelers sign Le’Veon Bell




    The Steelers have reportedly given quarterback Ben Roethlisberger more power in the direction of the offense.

    How Roethlisberger will wield this power remains to be seen, but he could use it to push for more playing time for rookie running back Le’Veon Bell now that the Steelers have signed the second-round pick to a four-year deal. The Steelers announced the deal Monday, leaving them with three of their nine 2013 draft picks unsigned.
    Bell ran for 3,346 yards and 33 touchdowns during his career at Michigan State and will have to beat out Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman for playing time as a rookie. It should help his cause that the Steelers have talked him up as a three-down back thanks to his ability to both pass block and catch the ball out of the backfield for a team that likes to throw the ball.
    The Steelers averaged 3.7 yards per carry in 2012, their lowest average since 2008 and a clear reason why the team addressed running back early in the draft. If Bell gives them better production than they got last year, the Steelers’ chances of bettering their record will greatly improve.

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    This will be a huge deal when the Steelers are playing the first ever outdoor, cold weather super bowl this season in NJ!

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    Sorry if I don't see giving Ben more control as beeing a good thing. That will mean wanting to sling the ball downfield more and him subjecting himself to more unnecessary hits waiting for something to open up deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Sorry if I don't see giving Ben more control as beeing a good thing. That will mean wanting to sling the ball downfield more and him subjecting himself to more unnecessary hits waiting for something to open up deep.
    I see it more as we need a real threat running the ball to open up play action and give Ben more time when we go down field. Balance, play calling, improved OLine and running can help everything out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Sorry if I don't see giving Ben more control as beeing a good thing. That will mean wanting to sling the ball downfield more and him subjecting himself to more unnecessary hits waiting for something to open up deep.
    I used to feel the same way... but the numbers suggest otherwise. Not sure what Steeler fans expect from Ben. SB's every year ain't happening but our track record has been pretty good with Ben under center.

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    Great. Now please cut Jonathan Dwyer. He's pretty much worthless to the Steelers now, and they could probably use that roster spot for another position.

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