All the inquiries and questions about Le’Veon Bell over the past several weeks are starting to take their toll on the patience of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin – if those haven’t already.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Tomlin ended his weekly dalliance with the media by jokingly quipping “Any other questions?” after someone apparently tried to ask him about the enigmatic running back.
Here’s a brief clip of the harmless interaction between the Steelers’ sideline boss and the media, via Matt Freed of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A good ending to Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference when asked about Le'Veon Bell's return to the team. @PGSportsNow @PGSportsNow @PGVisuals pic.twitter.com/zRA6zzHQ9m
— Matt Freed (@mattfreedpghpg) October 30, 2018
Bell continues to be a no-show at Pittsburgh facilities and there are barely any significant signs that he will sign the franchise tag tender that’s been lying on his table for quite some time now. The Steelers has a standing franchise tag offer for Bell worth $14.55 million.
In any case, the Steelers are the only team Le’Veon Bell can play for this season since Pittsburgh can no longer ship him away with the trade deadline now in the league’s rearview mirror.
Trading Bell, however, didn’t seem to be an option for the Steelers, who would rather see Bell sit out than play for a rival or a fellow Super Bowl contender.
For now, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers will continue to feature second-year pro James Conner as their starting running back. Speaking of Conner, he will look to extend his three-game streak of 111 rushing yards or more when the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens this coming Sunday.