LATROBE, Pa. – Running back Le'Veon Bell loves the depth the Steelers have in the backfield, and he knows that it will be called upon when he has to serve a two-game suspension to start the 2015 regular season.
Bell is happy the ground game will be in good hands, and shared his thoughts on some of those he sees carrying the load.
Bell on DeAngelo Williams, the veteran running back signed this offseason after spending nine years with the Carolina Panthers:**
"He is a veteran guy who is going to go out there and work and compete. He has seen everything. He helps me out when I need help."
Bell on Dri Archer, the second-year running back/receiver who was taken in the third round last year:
"Dri is getting more comfortable. He is out there not thinking too much, just playing. He is going to be playing. I am excited for him. He can be a huge weapon. A guy like that with that kind of speed you can't coach it. You have to find ways to get him on the field. Other teams have to respect the fact that he has the speed and can take it to the house at any point and time. He is going to be a great asset for us."
Bell on Josh Harris, the first-year back who came off the practice squad last season after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent but is injured now:"I think Josh, from last year when he got here to now, he is night and day better. He is getting more comfortable. He is not too uptight. Once you know the playbook you can go out there and play. Dri and Josh were still kind of thinking and now they are just playing ball. Every now and then we put a new wrinkle in and they pick it up.
"Josh is confident in himself. He is an explosive guy. He is extremely fast. He is a guy who can bring it in the open field and make some plays happen."