I think someone said Bell has 900 total yards... 4th in Steelers history as a rookie and he missed a few games.
Bell is definitely showing something.
Dude said way below average...lol.
I would be way below average. Bell is right on target to be "well above average".
The other questions about him in my mind are his speed and consistency. His 3.3 YPC are downright awful compared to the premiere backs in the league. I do see him improving his ability to pick his way through traffic and get some positive yards where it doesn't look like there's any. But his problem right now is his lack of speed to get outside or to put up any big runs to help his average. That's fine, but if he's gonna have to be a plodder between the tackles, he might have to get a little stronger and more physical so he can more violently attack the LOS to get his YPC up.
He's got great feet dancing thru the holes. But he either needs a little more speed or a little more power so he can hit the holes more decisively and get in the 4+ YPC range.
He's been a pleasant surprise as a receiver out of the backfield. And I'd say coming back next year, I do expect him to change the whole complexion of this offense with that dimension to his game.
So to a degree, I get someone saying Bell is below average because his YPC is. And there's a lot of room for improvement. At the same time, I do see him getting better.
bell is 24th in the league in rushing yards. 32 starting rbs in the league. 16 is half of 32. 24th is a lower ranking than 16th so 24th would be below the average..........pretty simple math really.
yards per game he is 21st. still below 16 which still means below average