Steelers believe Le’Veon Bell is a three down back

The Steelers had a depleted rushing attack in 2012. Pittsburgh hopes that second round draft choice Le’Veon Bell will turn things around in 2013. Bell will first have to beat out Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman for the starting job.

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Bell has to separate himself from the other running backs:

“Just the ability to grasp the entire offense, the entire package from a protection standpoint, ball security, running the right route on pass plays. The fundamentals have to be there.”

Bell is going to be given every opportunity possible to win the starting job. If he doesn’t become the starter by Week 1, it’ll likely be a big disappointment.