le'veon bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is getting a whole lot of attention following his record-setting performance in the Steelers’ Wild Card win over the Miami Dolphins.

This attention might have gone to Bell’s head. While speaking to Bleacher Report this week, Bell said he is the Steph Curry of football with his innovative running style.

Here’s the full quote.

“I think I’m changing the game,” the Pittsburgh Steelers running back told Bleacher Report. “In that sense, I’m what Steph Curry is to basketball. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t necessarily think Steph Curry is the best basketball player, but he changed the game so he’s going to always go down as being remembered. Now, everyone wants to shoot the 3 and shoot it from deep.” 

OK, Le’Veon.

I get what he is trying to say, but this is a stretch. Yes, his style of being patient is unique and a tad bit innovative, but let’s see a championship first. Or an MVP award. Or some league records.

There is one man who agrees with Bell: Golden State Warriors forward and fellow Michigan State alum Draymond Green. The former Michigan State Spartan seems to concur with Bell’s argument.

“That patience he has as a runner has never been seen before,” Green told Bleacher Report. “You had Barry Sanders, who shook you out of your socks. Quick as grease. You had ‘the Bus’ and his power running. You have super-fast runners. But a runner with the patience he has? I mean, I don’t know if we’ve ever seen that. He’s a special runner who’s definitely transcending the game and it’s fun to watch.

“No one else in the NFL runs like that, but I guarantee you, there will be some runners coming out — and there’s probably some in the NFL now — that’ll try to take on that technique.”

I guess Bell could prove me wrong. It just seems like his style is quite difficult to duplicate (thus, why he is being praised for his unique running style). Bell will have another chance to prove himself when Pittsburgh takes on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.

[ESPN]

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