Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell got his time with the team off to a rough start due to a handful of injuries, but he was able to help the team to their first victory of the season in Week 6 against the New York Jets.
After having some time to evaluate his rookie rusher’s performance, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was very pleased with what he saw on film.
Of course, there is always room for improvement, but Bell is off to a good start.
“I thought he ran very well,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I thought the Jets provide some challenges in terms of run defense. They’re number two in the league, and they lived up to that. They’ve got some talented people up front. There weren’t many holes.
“I thought he did a great job of picking vision and putting the ball where it was supposed to be and running with the type of demeanor that we desire.”
The Steelers drafted Bell to be their No. 1 running back, so they have to be thrilled that he is getting more comfortable and contributing to the team’s offense.
In the first few weeks of the season, the running game was dreadful and posed no real threat, so Bell could finally be the spark that the team so desperately needed.