Did Miscommunication Play A Role In Le\’Veon Bell Getting Injured Thursday?

Was miscommunication the cause of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell re-aggravating his left knee injury Thursday during training camp practice? According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, it very well could have been.

Following Thursdays practice, Fittipaldo reported that Bell hurt his knee as a result of him not being prepared to take a hit during team drills. He goes on to say that Bell appeared to think it was a wrap-up period and not one that included live tackling.

Following practice, head coach Mike Tomlin said the period that Bell was injured in was indeed not supposed to be a live one.

In his report, Fittipaldo said he didn\’t see the player that hit Bell, but I am willing to bet Tomlin knows exactly who that player is. Miscommunications such as this one can certainly have devastating effects, so the coaching staff problem needs to get to the bottom of this pretty quick.

According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, several players that he talked to after practice do not believe Bell\’s injury is serious, so it appears as though a bullet has been dodged.

  • Matt Searls

    Wow, that shouldn’t happen

  • Matt Manzo

    At least the article ended with,”not that serious”!

  • gene mann

    we all knows what not that serious mean

  • Matt Searls

    that it isnt serious?

  • wyn50

    save the rough play for the season. camp cupcake the rest of the way 🙂

  • steeltown

    Good lord.. tone it down guys

  • JPDQ

    Guess that was Bell’s first “mental mistake” of camp. Way to go, guys.

  • treeher

    Wonder if hit was from Dwyer? (OK, sorry about that)

  • James Kling

    Or not. Maybe he knew his assignment and the doofus who ran into him didn’t?

  • mem359

    If you were making a bad joke, should have picked Gilbert.

  • JPDQ

    Not according to Ed Bouchette.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Can we just say it was Foote both times and call it a day?

    Redman: Agh!
    Foote: Sorry!
    Bell: Agh!
    Foote: Sorry!
    Ball boy: Agh! Son of a…!!
    Foote: Sorry!