Coach Mike Tomlin hasn't detailed how LeVeon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will split time, but he offered a hint in last week's preseason game against the Giants. As soon as Bell opened up with runs of 9 and 8 yards, Blount immediately came in to give him a couple of downs off.
“They're both going to get their share (of carries). But in terms of the details and anything more detailed than that, no, we'll deal with that on a game-by-game basis based on the plan, based on health of the men and a lot of other variables,” Tomlin said Thursday. “We have a great deal of confidence in both guys. Both guys are going to be central reasons why we're successful. That's the plan, and I think they're open to that.”
One of the reasons that Bell was able to post low-end RB1 numbers as a rookie was his 3rd-highest workload (22.2 touches per game). We do not see him maintaining that rate after the Steelers signed the productive Blount and drafted Dri Archer.