There is no secret as to the Pittsburgh Steelers' plan out of the backfield. It's Le'Veon Bell all game, every game from here on out.
With LeGarrette Blount jettisoned, there is not other back on the Steelers roster capable of sharing the load with Bell. However, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he's not worried about overworking the second-year runner, citing Bell's pedigree at Michigan State.
"I'm not overly concerned about that," Tomlin said of overtaxing Bell, per ESPN.com. "He's a highly conditioned guy, he's a mentally tough guy. Personally I think he's built for it. He's excited about having an opportunity to do that for us."
Bell is second in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,046 and third in attempts with 216. He is also second among running backs in receiving yards with 643 on 65 receptions. He played on 90 of 92 snaps against the Saints the story said. Someone who is worried is QB Ben Roethlisberger, who hopes the team doesn't run Bell into the ground, the story said. Bell's SOS is very favorable down the stretch.