By now you have heard the news of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell’s failure to come to terms on a new contract. While the Steelers released a statement of their inability to find common ground in negotiations, Bell took to his verified Twitter account to tell fans his thoughts heading into the 2018 season.
Check out what he said:
to all my Steeler fans, my desire always has been to retire a Steeler...both sides worked extremely hard today to make that happen, but the NFL is a hard business at times...to the fans that had hope, I’m sorry we let youu down but trust me, 2018 will be my best season to date...— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 16, 2018
Steelers fans should hope 2018 is his best season to date, and if you are an optimist, maybe Bell is hinting at reporting to the team sooner than he did last year to avoid the early season slump he faced when arriving just prior to Week 1 in 2017.
Either way, with the reality being this is likely Bell’s last season in the black-and-gold, you have to know his teammates were going to respond in some fashion. And the winner of the most creative response contest has to be none other than Ramon Foster.
His image of the offensive line after the news broke is nothing short of priceless:
CURRENT MOOD. . Gotta smile folks pic.twitter.com/cDcGivc8Sq— Ramon Foster (@RamonFoster) July 16, 2018
These are strange times in Pittsburgh, and the “Super Bowl or Bust” mantra will be heard loud and strong not just during Bell’s likely holdout, but also throughout the season. As the games get larger, and Bell’s time shorter, the organization will be faced with several decisions which could impact the offense’s, and the team’s, success in the future.
Stay tuned to see any other teammates who might get on social media to share their thoughts on Bell playing the 2018 season under the Exclusive Rights Franchise Tag.