I think the thing everyone keeps forgetting is that James Conner is only 5 games into his career, as an NFL starting running back. Not only is the sample size small, theres nothing to compare it to other than his college career, which was also stellar. What Conner is doing is remarkable. Everyone's biggest concern going into this season was JC's ability to pick up the blitz and protect Ben. He has excelled at that so far. Everyone was concerned whether Conner could be an asset in the passing game the way Bell was. Again, Conner has put those concerns to rest and is putting up great numbers as a receiver out of the backfield. This guy is essentially a rookie. Not only did he rarely see the field last year, he is coming off of an injury. The level of work that JC has put in to perform the way he is performing is amazing. For this guy to be this good, this soon is also amazing. I think people need to stop comparing him to Bell, and start giving JC his due. He is on pace to put up better numbers than Bell this season, and his arrow is pointing way up. No reason to believe that the Steelers haven't found their starting running back for the next 6 or 7 years. With JC's work ethic, imagine how good hes going to be next year.