Am I the only one who hears these reports and comments made by Le’Veon Bell regarding how much money he wants and thinks, “Look, we get it, you want a lot of money...why not just be quiet and get a deal done?!”
Bell might be thinking the Steelers are following his comments closely, and they likely are, but they won’t be phased by comments made to the media. What they will be focused on are actual discussions going on between Bell’s representatives.
To be quite honest, I’m not sure what Bell is getting out of publicly talking about what he wants and demands in a potential long-term contract. Bell bet on himself in 2017, but what did he prove in the process? His yards per rush, and yards per reception, numbers went down, and he has over 400 more touches on his frame.
Although Bell proved to be as dynamic as ever, and deserves to be paid as a top running back and second wide receiver, it is likely the Steelers don’t go too much higher than the reported offer Bell rejected last year.
With that said, at what point does Bell, and company, go ‘dark’ and just get a deal done? My guess is after the Super Bowl. Once cameras and microphones aren’t in front of him at every turn, is when the two parties will really dig down and try to figure out the numbers that will keep No. 26 in Pittsburgh for the long term.
Will a deal get done before the reported February 20th deadline? It seems there is plenty work to be done before that finally happens.
Time to check in on other news surrounding the Steelers outside the walls of BTSC...
Well, we apparently know one team Le’Veon Bell won’t consider playing for.
After a Twitter user pleaded for Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to come play for the Jets, Bell shot the idea down.
The fan said he’d give Bell $60 million cash to come play for the Jets.
Bell’s response? “That ain’t enough.”
It was a trying January for LeBron James. The NBA star’s Cleveland Cavaliers lost six of seven at one point and are closer to the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot than they are to the No. 1 seed.
Drama has enveloped the Cavs, and many are beginning to wonder whether James’ days with his hometown team are numbered. The hot NBA rumors involve where James could play in 2018-19 and beyond.
Back with the Heat? The Lakers? The Warriors? The Steelers?
JuJu Smith-Schuster suggested as much.
Sales of Super Bowl tickets on StubHub were up 66 percent compared to last year’s rate six days from kickoff, according to data the online ticket broker released Tuesday.
StubHub reports that the average ticket price for the 2,300 tickets listed on its site for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis is $5,415, and the “get in” price is $3,500. The least expensive ticket sold to date? One in the upper corner of U.S. Bank Stadium for $2,350.