The Pittsburgh Steelers rushing attack has been pathetic through the first few weeks of the season, but they are hoping to have a spark when rookie running back Le’Veon Bell returns to the field. The team had tried to hand Bell the starting gig, but an injury plagued training camp and preseason slowed down the process of handing him the rock.
Bell is set to make his NFL regular season debut on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings in London and provide the team the boost that they have been waiting for as they seek their first win of 2013.
“It’s a great opportunity for me,” Bell said, via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. “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.”
Bell was originally expected to miss six to eight weeks, so returning in Week 4 gives the team his services much sooner than they had anticipated. They are hoping it will work out according to plan.
There is still a chance that Bell won’t get a heavy workload in his debut if the team decides to bring him along slowly, but expect them to see what he has to offer early on and adjust their gameplan based on how he performs.