Clyde Edwards-Helaire speaks out on arrival of Le’Veon Bell
Running back Le’Veon Bell’s arrival to the Kansas City Chiefs will serve as added competition for rookie rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The first-year man has been playing well in the early stages of the season. The former LSU standout has been getting his touches due to the opt out of their previous starting back in Damien Williams.
The rookie sees the recent acquisition as a chance to learn from a three-time Pro Bowler like Bell:
“Talking to Le’Veon, he’s another piece to the puzzle,” Edwards-Helaire said, via Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com. “From here, I just feel like we can only go up. Le’Veon is older than me. I’m still in my rookie year, so, ultimately, anything that I can do to pick his brain and gain any knowledge from him, I’m there for it.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid leaned on the ground attack during their Week 6 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. They ran the ball 46 times for a season-high 245 yards with Edwards-Helaire leading the rushing game with 161 yards on 26 carries.
Undrafted third-year ball-carrier Darrel Williams also contributed with 26 rushing yards on six carries and a scored touchdown for the Chiefs.
It was only the second time that the Chiefs ran more than they passed with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the lineup and was the most times that any Andy Reid-coached team has ever run the ball in a single game.
The matchup ultimately ended 26-17 in favor of the Chiefs who improve to a 5-1 record while the loss dropped the Bills to a 4-2 tally.
As the season progresses, both Edwards-Helaire and Bell will aim to work together and contribute to the Chiefs’ bid to grab their second-straight Super Bowl title this season.