Dunlap: Le'Veon Bell's Words Seem Insincere

Colin Dunlap
October 02, 2018 - 6:30 am
Le'Veon Bell

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- Le'Veon Bell doesn't care about the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He doesn't give a damn about that crest with the fancy hypocycloids or someone named Rooney or tradition or anything of the such. Save your Primanti's lunch for someone else. He doesn't care about us. 

Let's get this straight. Let's get this real straight: Le'Veon Bell sure as heck doesn't care about you; he couldn't give a damn about the fans. If he doesn't care about his teammates, what would ever make you think he cares about some roofer from Rostraver who wears a Mel Blount jersey? 

So that's why I chuckled when I read the piece by Jeremy Fowler at ESPN.com (and kudos to him for beating everyone else) about how Bell plans to come back for the Steelers' seventh game this season ---- the one against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 28. 

The part that made me laugh out loud was what Fowler wrote here: 

"Bell, 26, still wants to retire as a Steeler, despite a hectic past month. He said he believes the team will renegotiate with him, either in the offseason or if it were to rescind the tag, which he doesn't expect."


OK, Le'Veon. 

Sure. You want to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler. What rubbish is this guy spewing from his mouth. Does he even believe what he says?

If you can't see that full-on face saving mode has begun with Le'Veon Bell's campaign you are blind as 10 bats. He is in public relations mode right now as that interview with Fowler was the first step in his return to football plan that will come to fruition when he is activated (if all goes as planned) for that game against the Browns. 

But between now and then, there will be all this rubbish spewed from Bell and his camp --- this was just the first bit of it. Undoubtedly he will talk about how much he missed football. He will throw in bits and pieces about how he understands the frustrations of his teammates. He could even go the "I grew up rooting for the Steelers" route to tug at the sentimental side of some. 

Look at him and laugh, please. 

Bell might even go so far as to say how much he missed running out of the tunnel at Heinz Field and seeing those Terrible Towels wave, etc. etc. etc. 

It will all be verbal nonsense. Roll your eyes at him. 

And it all started with this talk about him still wanting to retire a Steeler. 

You know what Bell wants, right? He wants to be paid as much as humanly possible. That's what this has always been about. Now, I don't begrudge him for that, at some level we are all trying to get ours. We should all try to fatten our wallet.

But, that said, it has been, is now and will forever be about making that money for Le'Veon Bell --- that's it and nothing else. 

Don't let him suck you into some alternate universe where he makes it about his PR campaign. That's all just a ploy to extract him from looking like a bad guy here. He's playing through the rest of this season and he's going where he can get paid the most. Period. 

Don't let his foolishness fool you. 


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