The Steelers are rolling the dice that LeVeon Bell will remain injury free and able to keep up his heavy workload over the final month by not giving him much in the way of an experienced backup following the release of LeGarrette Blount.
It's a chance the Steelers are willing and, more appropriately, have to take because they don't have many choices.
The Steelers are going to ride Bell as much as they can.
“We will take all he can give,” offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. “We will give all he can take.”
Bell is seeing 22.9 touches per game this season after finishing 2013 in the top 5 in touches per game. The Steelers took a big risk by cutting LeGarrette Blount loose, but apparently he wasn't worth the trouble.