Le\'Veon Bell recently had a conversation with former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew and expressed his concerns about being overused in what will almost certainly be his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
\"[Bell] was happy for James Conner after that performance but that performance justifies why he\'s not there right now,\" Jones-Drew said on the Dave Dameshek Football Program. \"If you\'re going to give James Conner 31 carries, imagine how many you\'d give to Le\'Veon Bell?\"
Bell also told Jones-Drew that there\'s nothing personal about what he views as a business decision to stay away from the team.
\"[Bell] said to me, \'People think that I don\'t like Pittsburgh, I don\'t like James Conner, I don\'t like these guys,\'\" Jones-Drew said. \"He was like, \'Yes, I was disappointed they went out and spoke about my contract,\' understandably so. He was like, \'But I still want them to do well, they\'re still guys that I work with and guys that I\'ve put in this extra work with — blood, sweat and tears like I still want them to do well.\'\"