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Jerome Bettis talks about how the Steelers offense needs Le’Veon Bell to be effective

The legendary Steelers running back talks about how important Le’Veon Bell is to the team’s offense

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There are some, not many but some, who think the Pittsburgh Steelers would be just fine without Le’Veon Bell. Essentially believing any able bodied running back could step in and do all the things Bell does, at a fraction of the cost.

Then there are those who think the Steelers’ offense has enough playmakers outside of Bell where it wouldn’t require a running back with the dual threat capabilities, and at a fraction of the cost.

Yes, most of these feelings come back to money and the team having to fork out a ton of cash to keep Bell in Pittsburgh for the long-term. However, to those who believe these fallacies, I say ‘humbug’.

The Steelers absolutely need Le’Veon Bell for a plethora of reasons, the most important being he opens things up other playmakers. This is exactly what Jerome Bettis said while on radio row recently when talking to NFL Network’s Dave Dameshek.

Check out the video/audio below:

When asked, on a scale from 1-10, how important it was for Bell to return to the team, Bettis didn’t hesitate when saying ‘10’ emphatically.

Bettis has his opinion, and so do Steelers fans. So, I ask you the same question Bettis was asked: On a scale from 1-10, how important is it for Le’Veon Bell to be back in Pittsburgh next season? Feel free to leave your answers in the comment section below, and, by the way, I agree with Bettis — 10.