Steelers' Le’Veon Bell Declares Himself 100 Percent
By Allen Kim
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense may get the spark they’ve so desperately needed this weekend. Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell is set to make his NFL debut in Week 4 when they travel to London to play the Minnesota Vikings, and he has declared his foot “100 percent” recovered from the injury that sidelined him the first few weeks of the season.
“It's a great opportunity for me," Bell said. "I can't wait to go out there and show people what I can do. I have to be confident in myself to go out there and help the run game. Of course, there are lot of other people I'll depend on."
One of those players he’ll have to depend on would be OT Marcus Gilbert.
"He brings everything to the table," Gilbert said of Bell. "He can run the inside zone, outside zone, he can block — this guy's he's an every-down back. I think just getting him out there can really help us."
Gilbert, effusive in his praise, understands the impact Bell can have on their lifeless offense. The Steelers have had to resort to an ineffective committee made up of Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Felix Jones. While Bell is likely to be eased in to the offense, he’s set for a big workload.
"At the end of the day, I have a long career, so I feel like I'm ready now and I'm ready to help this team win games,” said Bell.