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Bouchette: Steelers ‘Better Hope’ Bell’s Injury Is Minor

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Le’Veon Bell did not play in what would have been his first NFL game because of an issue with his knee.

“I think it was just precaution,” Ed Bouchette said, They better hope it is, because I don’t think they get it done without him.”

Without Bell in the mix, LaRod Stephens-Howling ran the ball well. But, Ed thinks they will just be using him in third down situations, much like they had planned on using Chris Rainey last year. To further help the running game, the zone blocking scheme has been introduced on the offensive line. While Ed did not notice much difference, he said some former coaches that he talked to said that it was used effectively.

Jarvis Jones was the first-round pick, and Ed did not see much from him in the first game, which follows the trend of what he has seen all camp.

The Steelers have had success with third-round picks at receiver and Markus Wheaton looks to be another gem. “He’s a complete receiver,” Ed said about not being afraid to make tough catches all over the field.

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