Le’Veon Bell Sends Cryptic Tweet About Possible Report Date

Many reports have swirled around when Le’Veon Bell will report to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most have been highly speculative, incredibly vague, or both (like Adam Schefter saying he’d be there before Week One. Duh).

Bell may have cleared all that up with a tweet sent out moments ago. Or maybe not. Decide for yourself.

Of course, Bell is referring to September 4th, 2018, so it’s really hard to say what he’s talking about. Unless it’s a total typo. September 4th of 2017 would put him with the Steelers six days before the season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

As other Twitter users have pointed out, and Bell’s snapchat confirms, it could be a hint at the release date for his next album. Bell spent tonight in his recording studio, building his rap career during the offseason. He continues to train in Miami to prepare for the regular season.

Mike Tomlin said at yesterday’s press conference he’s recently talked to Bell. But as usual, declined to get into specifics, and has professed he doesn’t know when Bell plans to show up.

After failing to reach a long-term extension, which reportedly, Bell turned down (his agent denies this), he will have to play under the one year franchise tag worth about $12.1 million.

If you want to go all Zodiac Killer mystery hunter in the comments section, feel free. What do you think Bell means?

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  • Steelers12

    Both parties should just be quiet

  • WARisHELL

    9 carries, 4 TD’s, 18 yards. His stats vs the Browns week 1. *adjusts tinfoil hat*

  • Truly…if your take is right and this IS a typo, I sincerely hope the team pulls the franchise offer off the table…if they can. Far better to let an egotistical jerk walk than pollute the pre-season chemistry of a team that’s bonded as they should have bonded–all through off-season OTAs, a tough camp, four preseason games, and getting psyched for a run at the Super Bowl…all boycotted by Bell like it’s worthless trash.

  • Flip Fisher

    Both parties? What has Bell said? All the BS has come from the Steelers. The Chief most certainly is embarrassed by Colbert and his leaking garbage to the media.

  • The Chin

    Stop

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Maybe it was actually 1918 and was an homage to Paul Harvey who was born on that date – and that’s the rest of the story.

  • T3xassteelers

    What it looks like is maybe he’s just pointing out when the first game is and he’s looking forward to it?? Doesn’t seem that would be a report date but never know

  • Delboka

    Does anyone really listen to Bell’s music?

    Complete crap.

  • Delboka

    He smoked again…

    Will be eligible to play in 2018.

  • walter

    He is throwing out the suggestion that he may hold out the entire year out of spite, or he is referring to the Corinthians 9:4-18

  • Steelers12

    Good point. I wonder what Colbert is hoping to accomplish?

  • 6 ring circus

    i’m tryna crunch the numbers to see if it is some kinda ode to 420, lol…

  • Uncle Rico.

    9 singles sold at $4 per equals $18. Nobody ever said he was good at math. Or marketing.

  • Shane Mitchell

    Maybe it means he wants 18 million by Sept 4th of this year or else.

  • Joel Conley

    Funny 1 Corinthians 9:4-18 is a complete paragraph (although verse 3 should be included).. but it fits.. It’s Paul’s defense that ministers of the gospel have a right to make their living preaching.. although Paul states that he decided to do it without money… maybe Bell is going to play fro free this year or quit football to proclaim the gospel. HeHe

  • blue

    Steelers should have just paid him the 15 mil when they had a chance to. Timmons made 15 mil last year. Offensive game plan revolves around Bell.

  • walter

    I think they did indeed offer him 30 mil the first 2 years. Thats 15mil per year isn’t it?

  • John Pennington

    Why keep playing games with your teammates the city and the fan its just not right.Your not gaining anything by not being there cant do anything about the contract until next year so all this for not proves nothing at all.

  • Jason R

    That’s exactly how I read it.

  • Jaybird

    Timmons contract was restructured. He did not make 15 million last year.

  • Steeler-Drew

    Without looking it up he made around 8 million but his cap hit was around 15-16 million.

  • Jaybird

    It was 8.750 million drew. Your correct the rest was from the restucture

  • walter

    His cap hit was high from restructuring

  • copanut

    Bwaaahahahahaha… that’s a good one. Oh, you weren’t joking?

    Look, if he plays up to the standards that he has established, none of this will matter. None of it.

  • RickM

    And, we got 1,300 yards total from De’Angelo for $2 Million a year in 2015. And then 1,900 yards total from Bell in 2016.

    600 extra yards wow. That’s definitely worth $13 Million more than De’Angelo got. Not.

  • copanut

    Really, the only reason for him to be in camp would be to help the rookies by learn by his example. That is good for the Steelers long term, but since Bell is highly unlikely to be with the team beyond next year, he may well consider it in his best interest to save himself for real games.

    Best policy is to ignore trumped up offseason dramas. As soon as he busts his first 10 yard run against the Brownies, everyone will have forgotten about this nonsense.

  • Steeler-Drew

    Hard to believe it’s a typo but my guess is he is taking next week off as well and showing up Mon on 9-4-17.

  • RickM

    Doesn’t return texts, doesn’t show up, sends out a cryptic tweet. I said, and meant, that I didn’t dislike Bell personally. But his attitude is moving me in that direction real fast. Give me a break. A cryptic tweet.

  • walter

    I dont have a twitter account to read any of the comments but I think if he made a typo, he would have corrected it by now. Its no typo IMO. (if not corrected)

  • steelersfan

    What a fool

  • RickM

    I’m still betting he’s here next week. If you’re right, he’s taking two more weeks off.

  • mhurk

    I wouldnt even pay Him 12 Mil, I think He is a product of the system. (Great Passing game, Great OL) Honestly wish The Steelers would trade Him, James Conner would not be that big of a drop off.

  • copanut

    I find it very easy to believe it’s a typo. I make them all the time. But to answer Rick, yes a 25 year old superstar is worth a lot more than a 35 year old on his last legs. I love DWill, but LB is a better runner, a better receiver, and a decade younger.

    Too bad he almost certainly made a foolish choice in not accepting the contract, but so be it. People should stop whining about all that and enjoy what he does on the field for the next two years. Who really gives a rip about his tweets or his crappy music?

  • copanut

    And you say this based on Conner’s extensive body of pro work?

    I dunno. I’ve been watching football for almost a half century and I’d be hard pressed to name five backs who could touch Bell’s skillset. I have yet to see Conner carry the ball. Kind of a huge leap of faith to make assumptions about the size of the drop off.

  • Steeler-Drew

    Perhaps he thinks Tomlin will give him
    a handful of carries in game 3 is he doesn’t want to take the chance of getting injured before the season even starts. Doesn’t make sense but nothing he has done has.

  • Milliken Steeler

    I thought that might be the number of ladies and babies in the fam, followed by the millions needed to support them all. .lol

  • RickM

    It doesn’t matter the age. It’s production. How much yardage can another RB put up behind our quality line? An aging 32 or 33-year-old put up 1,300 yards which tells me Bell is nowhere near as special as he thinks he is. And by nowhere near, I mean he is NOT worth almost 2x what any other RB in the league gets.

  • walter

    Is he still training here in Hallandale? I live right down the street on Hallandale Beach Blvd. You want me to find him and talk to him? lol

  • steelpastor

    Whatever.

    When he DOES come in… run him 350+ times along with 100 receptions. DONE! If he survives… MORE next year!

  • copanut

    Age doesn’t matter with determining what kind of a contract you give a running back? I beg to differ.

    And yes, it’s a quality OL, but I’ve seen plenty of backs not named Bell or DWill look extremely ordinary or worse running behind that same line. None of them have the moves or the hands of Bell. Are you telling me Toussaint would be a superstar behind this line? I really don’t think so. Knile Davis? How about that little guy (#13, can’t remember his name) who was the fastest kid in the draft a couple of years ago and couldn’t pick up a yard to save his life, running behind largely the same OL.

  • RickM

    As I added, he is not even remotely worth 2x what any other RB in the NFL gets…and that hasn’t even touched on the 27% of games he misses.

    I do agree that we are likely hooped for an adequate replacement right now. But that has nothing to do with whether he merits an NFL salary 90% higher than any other back in the league. He doesn’t deserve it and never will.

  • Rocksolid20

    I have yet to see Golson cover a WR but many
    on this site rave about him ?!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    who cares?

  • copanut

    Rick, I agree in principle that he’s not “worth” 2x the next RB, whatever worth might mean in the bizarre context of professional sports, so we’re on the same page there. We also agree that his absences from injury and suspension work against his narrative.

    But I temper the value judgment with the understanding that it’s not my money so what do I care? The Rooney’s, whose money is at stake here, decided he was worth $12 million, or 50% more than the next highest paid RB, and in fact $15 million per year guaranteed over the next two years. And if they deemed he is worth it and that those figures were workable within their cap management plans, who am I to argue?

    In the end, the Steelers will have two years of the services of the best back in the NFL, a situation that is the envy of almost every other team, without having to commit to him other than one year at a time, and with time to find and develop his replacement. It’s a pretty good situation.

    He WILL report, he WILL play, he WILL be great if he doesn’t get hurt again. That’s all that matters to me. Not what he will earn, and certainly not what he tweets or raps.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’d certainly prefer he was a class act with dedication to his fans and team like Franco Harris, and wise enough to accept what was an excellent offer. But only a very, very few are special like Franco. And even he screwed up at the end of his career with that abortive stop in Seattle before coming to his senses again.

    Can’t wait for the season to start so we can get past the offseason dramas.

  • blue

    Idk what you’re smoking. It’s Super Bowl or bust this season and you want to trade Bell? Did you see what happened vs Pats last year after he leaves the game, the offense completely fell apart .

  • Steeldog22

    C’mon. In a half century hard pressed to find five? If that’s the case you haven’t watched much football.

  • I.P. Freeley

    It was a typo. What are the chances his album will debut on the same date, 1 year later, as the season opener that will pay him $12,100,000 ?

  • copanut

    I stand behind my comment. You’re entitled to your opinion, and we won’t be able to render a final judgment until his career is over. But, it’s not a fluke that he has the most yards from scrimmage per game in the history of the NFL, and this in an era that downplays the running back position.

    BTW, Jim Brown is number 2 in that list, and nobody else really comes close. If you’re curious, Adrian Peterson is 6th, Walter Peyton is 7th, Marshall Faulk is 10th, and LaDainian Tomlinson is 11th. That’s some pretty good company to be beating.

  • Jason

    Lol. I assume your post was a joke. Conner not that big of a drop off. Lmao

  • RickM

    I think the reason I care about the extra money is because a) it takes it out of another player’s contract offer; and b) if the Steelers give in to it, then you’ll get Tuitt wanting $13M instead of $10M, Shazier wanting more than his worth, etc.

    It’s a balancing act re: the salary cap and the team has always paid fair market value. But once the team significantly overpays a player (versus other people at his position), it just begs other players to hold the team for ransom as well. It’s never been the Steelers’ way to give in to that kind of stuff. I’m not sure I’ve explained my objections well to this kind of excessive demand (IMO). Either way, thanks for the chat and like you I will be glad when this is behind us.

  • SilverSteel

    Agreed.

  • copanut

    You’re right. Bear one thing in mind, though. The Steelers are among the very best at cap management and planning. Gotta keep some faith…

  • Shane Mitchell

    They wont franchise tag him again, or increase their contract offer, they will let him sign elsewhere and find a replacement after this season, it i wouldnt be at all surprised if they trade him once he signs that tender.

  • Walt Dongo

    what a narcissist

  • Steeler-Drew

    I used to think using the franchise tag on him again next year was a no brainer. I’m not so sure now given all that has transpired. I think it’s too early to call and will depend on many variables such as Ben, how they finish the year, and other contracts they may want to get done to name a few.

    I also just don’t want to assume he will have the same success. Sure it appears the stars aline now but it doesn’t always work out that way. Who would have thought they would not get the expected production from a deep receiving corp before the season started last year. Injuries to the offensive line will certainly curtail his production. A long term injury to Ben would certainly curtail his production. So not only is he counting on himself to remain healthy he’s counting on his teammates to as well. I also think it’s a possibility the league may catch up to his running style. Teams other than Baltimore and New England may make the adjustments making Bell less effective. Not saying it will happen but would not be surprised if it does.

    I know you don’t agree but if he is a no show this week even though camp is done it will truly show another level of selfishness and perhaps resentment on Bell’s part.

  • Jason

    Who the hell raves about Golson? Please give an example.

  • Shane Mitchell

    For an example just google search for the youtube video simply called “the interception” the game sealing INT he made in the endzone to seal the game against #1 ranked Alabama in coverage against the top TE in this past draft 6’7″ OJ Howard.

    Yeah I will rave all day long about that play, problem with that?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    the day he was cut from the steelers. 9-4-18.

  • Dave Bradley

    Anyone here remember Ralph Kiner? Great all time Pirate right up there with DiMaggio..Musial…. this quote was from the Pirate General Manager Branch Rickey: Kiner wanted more money.

    On June 4, 1953, Kiner was sent to the Chicago Cubs as part of a ten-player trade. This was largely due to continued salary disputes with Pirate general manager Branch Rickey, who reportedly told Kiner: “We finished eighth with you, we can finish eighth without you.
    #26 we didn’t win with you, we can lose without you.Careful #26-you made be traded.(9ers…Brownies).

  • walter

    There was at least 1 guy raving about Golson, I forget his name. He was very rude too..

  • Chris92021

    Actually, he is still at the same level of the drug program so if he did smoke again, it would only be 4 games.

  • walter

    Yea but we didnt and we dont plan on finishing last

  • walter

    But who would know if he is smoking? Does he still have to give urines?

  • Greg Payne

    Steelers Depot, I’m surprised at your collective lack of cryptology here. This one is easy.
    It goes back to Bell’s statement “I gotta get better apparently.” He is taking that literally. If he can’t get his $15 by being a running back and receiver, then in the 2018 season he will have to take on more roles.
    He’s going for the jobs of #9, and #4. Yes, I have it on great authority from my cousin’s best friend’s uncle’s landlord that Bell has been spending the time the Steelers have been in training camp learning to be a punter and kicker. I know this is bad news for Berry #4, and Boz #9, but that’s just how he rolls.
    This just in: If he doesn’t get a long term deal next year then he’ll go for long snapper in 2019. Holba, start looking over your shoulder, or between your legs…whatever long snappers do.

  • walter

    i still think its the Corinthians 9:4-18 “This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me… Don’t we have the right to food and drink? …Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? … whoever plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. ..for I would rather die than allow anyone to deprive me of this boast. “

  • walter

    “This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me… Don’t we have the right to food and drink? …Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? … whoever plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. ..for I would rather die than allow anyone to deprive me of this boast. “

  • Shane Mitchell

    I hope when he does finally report and sign that franchise tender Kevin Colbert presents him with a #26 Cleveland Browns jersey and a swift kick in the ass as he is leaving the office and Isiah Crowell and Joe Haden are entering the complex.

  • I.P. Freeley

    Alex, I’ve said this before, but I wanted to thank you again for your tireless work at camp again this year. Your camp content is the main reason I come to Dome Depot.
    I was moved by your comments on the cast Friday, about the players at the bottom of the roster deserving recognition and respect. Your absolutely right, they all have stories and have all fought a grueling battle to even get here. I believe this is yet another example of why you have a bright future covering this game we all love.

  • Walt Dongo

    It the last day of next year that the Steelers have to sign him to a long term contract before he doesnt sign the franchise tag and walks into free agency.

  • RickM

    As far as I now, there are far more verses that speak against greed. If that is his meaning, he has every reason to be judged.

  • Matt Manzo

    Good one!

  • Shane Mitchell

    He doesnt deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jim Brown, Walter Peyton, Marshall Faulk or LaDainian Tomlinson anytime soon, and I seriously doubt he has a hall of fame career.

    With Bell’s style of running if he loses half a step or is injured at all during a game his effectiveness takes a huge nosedive, the odds of him having a hall of fame career like the players you are comparing him with are slim to none.

  • Rodney JEune

    Seems pretty accurate to me.

  • Big White

    I’m really starting to despise this guy. I have the #1 pick in my fantasy league this year and am flirting with David Johnson instead. I can’t believe as a Steeler fan i’m even considering it, but my loathing of Bell is at an all time high.

  • Dan Bires

    All this money talk. The Steelers are trying to get back to the super bowl not be held back. Is this over the extra 3million per year or am i mistaken? Maybe meet him half way on the 3 million. Offer him 13.5 call it a day. Get on with football. There is a lot of unbalance between players making money on the team. The guy made up 30% of the offense 2 years ago. I hope we dont lose him over 3 mill per year.

  • copanut

    I’m not comparing. I simply mentioned a factual statistic. Neither you nor I know how long he will continue to do what he does so I don’t see the point of making definitive statements about the totality of his career. For example, he could blow his knee next week and quickly fizzle out. Or, he could play for another five years at his current pace before retiring at 30, in which case he would be top 5 all time in every meaningful category and at or near all time best in yards from scrimmage per game. Or, he could play longer than that and yet be less effective for various reasons.

    In any case, my original point stands, that it is silly to suggest there would be little drop off with Conners, and his productivity (so far in his career, and backed up statistically) is among the best I have ever seen. And furthermore, as good as the OL is, even if it was five hall of famers in the OL it will not make Toussaint or Davis look remotely like Bell. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just engaged in wishful thinking.

  • steeltown

    BS…. play ball or get off the field.

  • copanut

    There is zero chance they will trade him. Too many people here think like fans instead of like businessmen.

    A couple weeks ago, the Steelers were ready to drop $15 million on Bell for his 2017 services, and another $15 million next year. Now, they have the same guy for $12 million and $14 million, if they want him. Same guy, less risk, less money. By what logic would they trade him? As for franchising him next year, the only way that would not happen is if they hit a home run with a top tier draft pick making Bell and his big franchise tag expendable. But there is an excellent chance they will spend their top pick next year on the best available quarterback, and they might want to use another top pick on an ILB or DB. They might not be able to grab an RB that is a better prospect than Conner until the year after. So yeah, there is a chance they get a great RB (or Conner flashes greatness) and cut Bell loose but there is at least as good a chance that they keep him for one more year to keep their nucleus intact while they can.

    They then move on from his big contract after next year and have no cap hit as they would had he signed the five year contract and then been cut loose partway through. In other words, this whole thing has worked out well for the Steelers from a business perspective, and also pretty well from a football perspective as they get to keep the NFL’s best back for what might well be his two best years in his prime.

    Also, it’s doubtful they will be facing another huge Roethlisberger contract so they can afford the short term luxury of franchising Bell.

    As far as the idea that Bell’s first priority will be to play easy so as not to get hurt, I can’t see that either. He greatly desires a huge contract, more than anything else, and in order to get that he needs to continue to be the best, and that means taking the risks that go along with that. He has boxed himself in in that regard.

  • ND_Steel

    If you gave me Deangelo Williams and a shutdown corner in place of Bell this year, I’d take it.

  • MP

    As much as I’d hate to see it as a fan, he would gain a ton of respect from me if he held out the whole season and threw away the $$.

  • MP

    True. FO could have avoided this by paying up. They are too worried about precedent.

  • NinjaMountie

    You guys realize that they have to pay more than just one player. How effective would a FO be if they paid every player what they wanted. How come you aren’t looking at the fact that the market just doesn’t dictate paying him that much money. Shoot, it didn’t even dictate paying him what they offered him. The went above and beyond.

  • Chris92021

    Oh yes. He is in the drug program, meaning as long as he is an active player who has not filed for retirement, he is subjected to as many drug tests as the league wants. It is just that instead of missing an entire season, he is missing 4 games if he tests positive or misses another test again.

  • Applebite

    That’s when he drops a new single, lol.
    Good grief, Bell. Get your ass into camp already! Tomlin should make him run gassers until he’s tired of seeing him run, lol.

  • Kevin Artis

    I really don’t care. Like Tomlin and Colbert and Ben said. Let’s concentrate on the players in camp working toward our goal. When he comes in we’ll talk about Bell then. Technically he’s not even on the team right now.

  • Shane Mitchell

    I dont know if its good business philosophy, but I heard this once and it seemed like a good coaching philosophy in my mind, said in regards to another talented but selfish player that also thought he was the best at his position in the NFL.

    “We will not tolerate players that think it is about them when it is about the team, we would rather play with 10 players and get penalized until we have to do something else then to play with 11 when that person is not sold out to be a part of this team, can not play with em’ ,can not win with em’ , can not coach with em, can’t do it. I want winners, I want people that want to win.”

    As you somewhat stated yourself, LeVeon Bell’s #1 priority isnt winning it is to be the highest paid RB/WR/Dumbass in the NFL. If it was about winning he would be in camp right now working with the team. We arent going to pay him for two more seasons whether it is a good business decision or not, he has proven he isnt about the team.

  • Conserv_58

    Colbert didn’t ‘leak’ anything. When asked about Bell he answered the questions honestly.

  • Conserv_58

    It’s not a good point because it’s a baseless accusation and interpretation of what Colbert’s motives were.

  • Bradys_Dad

    A beautiful verse Walter however 12 million per year with a guaranteed 30 in the 1st 2 years is far from deprivation. Consider that the average family of 4 in Pittsburgh has a medium income in the 45-50K range. I recognize and appreciate your point but it would certainly appear as if the Steelers organization has been Much more than generous to this soldier.

  • Conserv_58

    Of course. Since he’s still under scrutiny by the league’s drug policy there is no question that he has to undergo repeated pee tests.

  • Conserv_58

    It’ll matter alright, especially if the team gets to the playoffs and Bell ends up with another injury, thus making him unavailable, again.

  • Conserv_58

    Meh.

  • Nolrog

    Both parties? What have the Steelers said? You’re looking for an excuse to bash the Steelers and are reaching for reasons.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Why would they meet him halfway when 12 mil is already overpaying for him? It would set a terrible precedent for future negotiations if they did that.

    I am hoping he doesn’t sign anything next offseason either because we can’t afford to overpay players and like I said, 12 is too much.

    There is one scenario where he is worth that much to the Steelers and that is if Ben retires and we need Bell to help carry a guy like Jones or Dobbs.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Interesting and fitting for the situation even if it does just further my point that Bell is an idiot. Nice point out.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Anytime someone mentions Bell and rapping I cringe. He is SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad at it. Of course that could be a good thing for Bell. Look at a group like Migos. They are equally as bad and one of the hottest groups out. So maybe Bell is smarter than I thought……

  • Ed Smith

    After what I saw of Conner at camp this year, the kid has potential. Duo of Williams and Conner with our OLine and another top CB, would do just fine by me. And help us get to SB.

  • Paul Rainey

    My hope for Bell’s return = never. Cut bait from the greedy diva and move on. They are very capable of winning without him. Is he a great player? Yes. Worth $12 million in this market? No. Valuable players will be lost in the future if the Steelers cave. My prediction is that the Steelers miss the playoffs this year and one of the contributing factors is this distraction with Bell. Time is spent every day dealing with it.

  • Jamie P

    9 carries. 4 yards. 18 minutes till he gets hurt

  • Lil Smitty

    After reading all the responses to Bell’s tweet, your response is the best. I think highly unlikely but the best.

  • Lil Smitty

    It just came to me. 9 CD’s 4 $18. Is what his music sells at on amazon.

  • Michael Conrad

    I think most Steelers fans have had enough and realize its a one year deal with Bell. I’m not sure Conner can stay healthy enough to be the main back but most teams use combinations and do well. I have moved on from Bell and while I want him to come in and have a good year. I don’t care if he plays one down.

  • Addison

    Cryptic Tweet? Now he’s a teenage girl?

  • Denny

    This is exactly why I hate the “pay the man” commentary. Paying the man too much hurts the team. Hopefully he plays great this year and then for us again next year under the tag, and then becomes Mike Wallace.

  • SilverSteel

    Now that would send a real message as a “crusader” for the rest of the league RBs. If indeed that is his true intentions.

  • Mark F

    Who cares. This guy is on his way out the door. Let him sign his franchise tag and then put him up for trade. Let’s get something for him now instead of nothing when he either gets hurt or leaves via free agency after next year. We could use the draft picks when Ben retires. We could even get a quality corner for him. This guy is not worthy of wearing a Steelers Jersey!

  • Jason

    Can’t play fantasy with your heart. Johnson is the pick regardless.

  • SilverSteel

    Too 😂

  • Denny

    If he can do both the snap and the kick, then he is definitely worth the $15M.

  • Denny

    I think we are all happy they didn’t meet Mike Wallace half way.

  • Jason

    Easy Shane-O. “Problem with that?” You really want to stick your chest out behind a keyboard and think it sounds cool? I was simply saying I’ve read nothing on here lately of anyone raving about Golson. The dude hasn’t played a snap in a Steeler uniform. Plenty of love coming out of college but not a lot to speak of lately.

  • MP

    Would also reveal that its not about the money.

  • MP

    1. Not sure what you mean by “you guys”. Everyone upvotes you.

    2. The market didn’t dictate his worth because no contract was signed. If anything, the market is defined for one year at the tag value. What you guys (quotes) dont understand is that the FO leverages you fanboys to make more profits at theplayers’ expense. Pay the man!

  • pittsburghjoe

    This is worse than keeping up with the kardashians.

  • francesco

    My guess is that he skips playing this year and comes back next year.

  • Steelers12

    I’m asking what do u think his motive is?

  • Justin Shaw Sr.

    neither thje steelers nor bell have said much …. THE MEDIA HAS DONE ALL THE TALKING…… ALL THE STEELRES HAVE SAID IS HE NEEDS TO BE THERE

  • Justin Shaw Sr.

    HE HAS SAID THERE IS CONSEQUENCES TO QUIET THE MEDIA IN ALL SPECULATIONS TO DETER THEM FROM ALL THE FUTURE FOOLISHNESS

  • Darren Bailey

    Stay home Bell we don’t need you we have Conner.

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Bell isn’t spending any of his time with the Steelers, so I’m not spending any time on him.

  • NinjaMountie

    You guys was referring to you and Dan Bires.

  • joe triplehorns

    I think bell is saying he might show 9/4/18 just as it reads. His ego is so big he just might be that unpredictable and sit out all year. I don’t care for him much…only as a fellow human being I care as if he was a neighbor or coworker. Don’t care to see him play ball again. Just retire and try to sale his crappy rap.

  • Liberty or Death

    Bell’s foolish holdout is the reason for all the questions and drama bombarding the Steelers organization and team. Period. Bell doesn’t have any options or leverage. This isn’t strategic- it’s stupid and bordering on disloyal. This team has its best shot in years to win a Super Bowl on both sides of the ball and this punk, who finally managed to stay healthy or not start the season suspended, pulls this diva act? Tag him this year, tag him next year, then be done with him. Good riddance. You should’ve taken that fat deal they offered you, fool.

  • Steeler Fanatic

    Trade him one day after he signs the tender. If the Rams can pick up $5m of Trumaine Johnson’s salary, trade Bell, a number 2 in 2019 and number 1 in 2020 for Johnson, Gurley and the Rams number one next year. QB pick solved, rb solved, cb solved for potentially long term. The Rams get rid of Johnson, upgrade at rb and will have two number 1s in 2020. We get a rookie Ben’s replacement and a rookie qb salary, a more manageable gurley contract situation and the opportunity to have a quality pair of corners. Throw in Coates as the Rams need a receiver.

  • Steeler Fanatic

    Trade him and if you get picks, scour the cut lists for runnung backs. If the Pats can do it with James White Branden Bolden and Dion Lewis, so could the Steelers. Might bring the team closer.

  • Liberty or Death

    Quiet how? By not answering honestly when asked three weeks before the season starts if their All Pro running back is planning on showing up? You can’t avoid the question indefinitely. Every player on the team is getting it from the press, perhaps management should say something so the players can focus on the teammates who are all in.

  • will

    “Imma need 9/4”. And I am not good at years.

  • Liberty or Death

    NFL cap and the late date make that near impossible I’m guessing. Running backs arent as valued as they once were. His best chance for the best deal was the one he turned down. Nobody else would pay him that. My guess is he figured out he fugged up and doesn’t wanna show now cuz he’s butt sore.

  • Edjhjr

    A reunion with blunt

  • Edjhjr

    Bells working with the russians.

  • Liberty or Death

    Bell staying home on his teammates says it all. Three weeks before the season starts and every player on that team is being pestered about the Bell drama. Did ya stop to think that maybe management had to say something on the issue? What? Are they supposed to ignore the question everyday from the media that is hijacking the preseason? Nobody cares if Bell is playing but he ought to be taking reps sweating alongside his team mates because he is under contract and getting paid to do so! They stuck with him despite all his suspensions and injuries, stepped to the plate and offered what everybody acknowledges was a damn fine deal only to have this drama unfold. Time to be a Pro and get his ass back in the fold.

  • Bryan Ischo

    The name you are looking for is Dri Archer.

    Everything you wrote just says to me “DWill was underrated”. That dude was just such an incredible asset to the team, I am so sad he’s not there any more.

  • Liberty or Death

    Oh is that all?! So we get his normal 12 game season then?

  • Justin Warrenfeltz

    Marking his first day in uniform with another team, hopefully.

  • VaDave

    And the deal is the media keeps bringing this up over and over again. Guys, give it up. He’ll get in when he does. Until then, I don’t give a rats.

  • Danny Young

    Why is everyone getting mad over a date we have no idea what it could mean? He’s obviously going to play under the franchise tag this year, it’s twice as much money as he’s made to date. If he were out there getting hurt like Connor we would all be running around like chicken little.

  • walter

    I asgree very unlikely but a better guess than some of the others I have read lol. Thank

  • Josh

    well, yes if he forgot the 0 after 18…

  • treeher

    He’s gonna be a fifth year RB, and while he’s played in only 47 games, he’s run a bit over 400 times and caught about 220 passes. During that time he’s had two season ending injuries with major surgery, at least one concussion and multiple other injuries. I don’t see him being much of a factor for much longer and if the Steelers pay him $12 M for the next two years, great. He won’t be with the team after that.

  • walter

    thanks.

  • walter

    Oh I agree.

  • Lee Foo Young

    Call Colbert NOW!

    /s

  • walter

    9 likes. I didnt get half that many on my Corinthians guess. Makes me wonder about some of the readers lol.

  • Chris92021

    lol that is a zinger!

  • walter

    I dont think its just about the money. Its deeper than that. I think Bell feels insulted. The offer insulted his perceived greatness. Remember I predicted he will miss game 1 to send a message.

  • Ace

    It’s the date he is planning on reporting and he is a doofus who can’t proof read his tweets. He wouldn’t announce and album drop 13 months down the road.

  • Kevin78

    Bell isn’t under contract and isn’t getting paid right now

  • Kevin78

    One thing that hasn’t been reported, I believe, is when he would get out of the drug program. By staying in phase two, rather than moving to stage 3, I believe that he needs to comply with other all terms for two years post-violation rather than for his career. I assume that part of the deal last year is that he got two more years, but I am not certain.

  • Kevin78

    If it make sure you feel better, steelers don’t win in KC with an injured Bell. Guess those games don’t count considering how much the team rode him in the latter part of the year

  • Steelers12

    Just say we dealing with the players here

  • mhurk

    Not smoking anything unfortunately, Bell is a product of the system, He plays with Great Receivers, a HOF QB and a Great OL, teams cant key on Him, I would bet that if He was playing for the Brown’s He would not be as productive, and if I could trade Him to the Browns or any other team that would likely produce a top 5 draft pick, I would do it in a second.

  • mhurk

    Love the idea but I’d rather have Their 1st round draft pick, so We could have a shot at Sam Darnold.

  • Bobby hains

    If bell toked some up.. An waiting for it to clear out of his system I say bag his ass out of Pittsburgh for good an let him Rap about how much of a dumba#$ he is.. He’s not even acting like a true Steeler IMO ..greed always screws up people! It’s a shame because he has so much talent ..hell if I was him I would show my teammates that he’s there with them thru thick an thin an bleed along side them an show some leadership which I don’t think he has at all!! Bell about a year ago mentioned like money wouldn’t be a big factor bell obviously isn’t a man of his word!

  • Aj Gentile

    I’m tired of all the Bell talk. Anyone got good theories on who the Zodiac was?

  • Anthony Barnes

    Lol

  • Shane Mitchell

    Not personal,but starting a comment with “Who the hell ” is going to illicit a similar tone in a response, I have to support a player I still believe in, I dont care if he hasnt played a snap yet, Greg Lloyd didnt play the first two years of his career due to injury either, and that turned out pretty damn good for us. Not sure what your stance is on the subject, but a bunch of people piling on a guy that was injured from behind a keyboard as you say isnt cool, bet if the same people met him face to face they would suddenly be all sympathetic and probably ask for an autograph.

  • Jason

    I would never pile on a player simply for being injured. I’m sure Senquez is way more frustrated by the injury thing than any of us fans could be. I was more responding to the comment that insinuated that many people on this site rave about him when I haven’t seen it. I wasn’t implying that you don’t have the right to support him or think he could still be a productive player. I certainly hope he is but I fear he’s running out of time.

  • Shane Mitchell

    Yeah, but we would probably have to get the 1st pick in the draft to land Darnold.

  • Liberty or Death

    My bad. Steelers have his rights for the next two years so he ain’t playing nowhere else. Time to go to battle with his brothers. They called his bluff. Time to take his 12 million?

  • melblount

    “What do you think Bell means?”

    No idea, but it does make me think of Forrest’s beloved mama who always used to say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

    As well, stacking his cryptic tweet on top of all else he has done/not done in the past, especially not accepting the contract offer, reminds me of the old adage, “Why do you think they call it dope?”

  • Besd1

    Maybe it’s his post-workout vital statistics. That is not game shape.

  • landan woodard

    Trade Bell for Aaron Donald, Gurley and Trumaine and our 1st and 2nd round next year. Bring Aaron home !!

  • Besd1

    I love watching Le’veon Bell. The way he holds back and then ghosts through the line as if nobody else is really on the field is a thing of transcendent beauty, of the sort that only sport, at its most rarefied, can offer. But I can’t help feeling the man’s a bit of a d**k.

  • copanut

    Your point is well taken on the injuries, however the other side of that coin is that there isn’t all that much wear on his tires at this point. For example, after his first four years he has had 908 rushes and 227 receptions. LaDainian Tomlinson after his first four years had 1363 rushes and 291 receptions. LT had seven more seasons after that, and his best seasons were years 6 and 7.

  • mhurk

    Maybe a little in the passing game not much in the running game at 1/20 th Cap hit , like I said I’d trade #26 to the Browns for Thier 1st pick in a second.

  • nutty32

    Rosterbating causes hairy palms and blindness according to Sister Mary Elephant.

  • nutty32

    Why? It’s not like he wasn’t offered exactly what is due him. $15M on a long term deal is somewhat delusional,no?

  • LucasY59

    If it is the release date for his next rap album then it means he is more interested in that then he is in playing football (and even if he wont make as much as he thinks hes worth by playing under his franchise tag, he will make much less as a rapper…)

  • MP

    Id like to see him sacrifice the money.

  • treeher

    That comparison has been made before and time will tell. Personally, I don’t think Bell’s knees will hold up over long term. There is one way I don’t want to see Bell emulate Tomlinson’s career, and that is his record in playoff games which is pretty dismal.