Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto was asked to weigh in on Steelers holdout running back Le’Veon Bell. The mayor is a Steelers fan and a fan of Le’Veon, but now thinks they don’t need him to make a run at the Super Bowl.
Via TMZ Sports:
“James Conner’s proving to be a worthy back and it’s a team sport,” Bill says. “It’s beyond one player.”
It’s a bit of a surprising claim … considering Bell has nearly 8,000 yards from scrimmage in 62 career games … but Bill — like some of Bell’s own teammates — seems to be fed up with the holdout.
“He’s, I think, getting very bad advice from his manager,” Peduto tells us.
“It’s getting to the point of a certain tipping point when you can still come back and your teammates and the fans will want to have you back.”
At 1-1-1 the Steelers need to rack up a few more wins before they start thinking Super Bowl. Conner has done a pretty good job with Bell out, but the Steelers are no doubt a better team with the league’s best running back on the field.