This and That: Ben, Bell's knee, purple shoes


Ben Roethlisberger is back. Le'Veon Bell doesn't play the blame game. And William Gay was fined for his shoes.

Just a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, from this week.

Running back Le'Veon Bell on having Ben back:
"I am excited to have him back in the huddle, making all of his calls. We still haven't had everybody on the field at the same. It's exciting."

Cornerback William Gay on being fined for wearing purple cleats in honor of his mother, Carolyn Hall, a victim of domestic violence:
"The whole purpose of wearing the purple cleats is to bring awareness to domestic violence and it's doing it right now."

Bell on not blaming Reggie Nelson for trying to injure his knee in last season's game:
"I don't think he intended to hurt me. He chose to go low. The way my body was positioned was an ugly hit. I am fortunate it wasn't as bad as it looked."

Cornerback Antwon Blake on Andy Dalton:
"He is making good decisions this year. He doesn't get as much credit as he deserves with the things he gets done with his feet, as far as scrambling and making plays. That is the biggest thing I have seen on film."

Gay on playing the Bengals:
"It's an AFC North game so not much needs to be said. It's that type of week. It's Cincinnati vs. the Steelers and may the best man win."

Tackle Marcus Gilbert on a big AFC North matchup vs. Cincinnati:
"We know what type of team these guys are. They are coming off a bye week and will be fresh. We just have to come and play ball. We have to play team football and get this win."

Guard David DeCastro on having Ben back:
"It seems like there is no drop off from where he left off. Hopefully it shows on Sunday as an offense. We need that. We need to give our defense some help and put points on the board."

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