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Conner says Bell isn't selfish: 'That's my guy'

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by uncblue012, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017

    Also, I freaking love this guy. He's so humble.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
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  2. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I wouldn't expect anything less. Connor is young and a quality guy, this is exactly what he should say.
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  3. WinTheNorth

    WinTheNorth Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    And yet.... just maybe... it's true.

    Everyone (including me) is reacting to this as fans. We don't like it and that's understandable but Bell is playing by the rules of the CBA and despite what appears to be a bit of flakiness (hard to separate the BS twitter "news" from fact) IMO he's not being unethical (e.g. i don't put it anywhere in the same ethical vicinity of avoiding paying your income taxes with some BS tax loophole/track)
  4. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    I tend to agree with this. I've always heard that Le'Veon is a good teammate, so it's hard to think this is anything personal.
  5. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Agree with BobbyBiz, would expect nothing less from Conner. Bell could be coming back soon, teammates need to say the right things now. Not saying Conner doesn't really feel that way but can't have what the O-line said earlier in the season now.

    If Bell suits up for the Steelers again, I like Decastros idea of using Bell and Conner like the Saints use Kamara and Ingram.

    This allows Conner to continue to be the lead back, running between the tackles and Bell can get most of his runs on the perimeter and via the passing game.

    I've thought this in the past but was wondering who would come off the field to make it happen. JuJu and AB are safe obviously, would be a TE or Washington. Washington is no big loss but I liked the two TE sets but Conner/Bell would yield better results if successfully run as the Saints do. So whatever they have to do to make it work would be fine by me.
  6. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Lets run some wing T WOO HOO hahahahaha
  7. Smitch89

    Smitch89 Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Umm f*** leveon bell :)
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  8. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Conner is just saying that because Bell is going to come back and take his starting job.
  9. blake duerden

    blake duerden Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2017
    Dont try to be like Bell now lol
  10. LoneGranger

    LoneGranger Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2016
    Steelers' James Conner talks Le'Veon Bell, Key to his success this season

  11. Jares

    Jares Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2016
    I think Bell has been greedy and unprofessional but I do like that he is tweeting compliments to James. It is the one thing he has done right in all this and I also wouldn't expect any other comments from Conner than what he said. It is the class thing to do.
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  12. SteelerJJ

    SteelerJJ Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    I am not a fan of Bell's holdout but I blame the players union and the players themselves (sans the Steelers) who ratified the current CBA. They allowed the franchise tag mess. Perhaps next time, they will fight harder before giving in.
  13. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Say what you want about Bell but he's always been a good teammate in the locker room and on the field.
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  14. pjgruden


    Oct 16, 2011
    You know, I've read that on numerous occasions that the Steelers were the only team that dissented with the CBA. Does anyone know why? It would be quite ironic if they didn't like a team's ability to hold a player without a chance to negotiate, and then do what the CBA says.
  15. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Know what they fought for? Besides a bigger piece of the pie. Less practice time, padded practices, contact. So yeah, maybe next time they will keep their eye on the ball.

    They voted against it because of Goodell, felt he was being given too much power.
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  16. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    I don't think we have to worry Conner smoking weed on the way to a road game like Bell :facepalm:.
  17. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I started watching this but I am immediately getting ticked off because as James is talking Chris Carter cuts him off to starting jawing about what most people watching should already know. Dude shut up and let the kid talk.
  18. LoneGranger

    LoneGranger Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2016
    It is all PR BS. Don't fall for it.
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  19. turtle


    Jan 14, 2015
    Just like Conner more and more.. especially in this era of athletes, he is a nice refresher. I noticed that at the scouting combine as well. Very deferential and appreciative of others in interviews etc
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  20. zcoop

    zcoop Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Yep, someone was definitely asleep at the bargaining table. No way that language should've gotten into the contract.
  21. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Does anyone really believe Conner wants Bell to come back and take his place? Really? Or share time on the field? Conner stands to make millions on his current trajectory (baring injury of course). Bell is a "good teammate"??? Good teammates usually don't hurt the team by being suspended. Of course Conner is going to say what he's saying. It has everyone on here thinking the world of him for it. It's smart and the right thing to do but I don't believe it has much substance to it simply because what he said is true, it is a business.
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  22. knab70

    knab70 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Bell? Doesn't ring with me. :beee:
  23. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.... all warfare is based on deception. -Sun Tzu
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  24. 69-2now

    69-2now Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    No more drama, lets enjoy the Giants locker room falling to pieces.

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