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Breaking: Steelers will miss Bell about a month

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Le’Veon Bell is expected to be out about a month, a source tells me.

The hits keep coming.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. pattonbb says:

    He may have to learn an entirely new offensive system by then.

  2. Daquido_Bazzini says:

    No sense counting on someone that never existed.

  3. Rbilak says:

    1. This makes the Dwyer decision all the more poor. You start a guy who had two snaps all preseason, he fumbles. You then go to your 3rd down back and run him like Bettis in his Prime. You replace your leading rusher with a guy you don’t play because he doesn’t know the plays. Then you resign your leading rusher, list him as last player at position. Colbert and Tomlin deserve blame here. You really expect things to be better with this oline and group of running backs? You had to know Bell was going to be out a long time. Which goes to point 2.

    2. The Tight End situation is embarrassing. Beachum is your starting tight end and the game plan is built around him. They are in this spot because Colbert failed to upgrade it. Matt Spaeth was never the answer, he was poor catching the ball and now that he is gone a couple years, he turns into Mark Bruener. Heath will be back before him, you use your IR return on him? What if Pouncey could have come back this year? Poor moves again.

    3. Finally, the Offensive line. It was proven just having Ben is not enough to win a game. Gilbert and Adams need immediate improvement. You can’t throw deep when you get beat around the end the way they do. Really makes the L Jones in round 4 a poor pick. A team with so many holes does not need to fill the #3 QB with that pick.

    4. With so little on O, get the ball to Brown more. If Gilbert or Adams struggle, use the new guy at center and Beachum at tackle. If poor play is unacceptable, Tomlin needs to hold those accountable for it.

    5. Cincy D line vs Steeler O line will determine Monday night.

  4. Jim S. says:

    I’m in favor of that.

  5. Dom says:

    I’m guessing we will not see him back till Oct 13th against the Jets.

    It’s going to be a long month.

  6. theplanisworking says:

    All good points I raised Sunday night/Monday morning.

    + many to you !!

    Oh, and I want a cookie for being the first to break this on the morning thread !! ;)

  7. Jason81 says:

    If this past Sunday is any indication, it’s going to be a long 4 months, not just one.

  8. Jandy says:

    will a Scooby snack suffice?

  9. Rbilak says:

    Anyone think Harrison will not take a late shot at Ben this game? He had this date circled the second he signed with Cincy.

  10. Jim S. says:

    A hard, clean shot – yes. A late, dirty shot – I don’t think so. I know he plays on the edge, but I don’t see any reason he would be looking to take a cheap shot at Ben.

  11. Bruno says:

    Wasted pick on a RB that early.

  12. pattonbb says:

    me too.

  13. Nate83 says:

    Wow we have buried Bell already. Early returns say it was an excellant pick. Let’s see the guy play one regular season snap before he becomes a bust.

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