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Steelers could mix, match 'B&B backfield'
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Steelers might mix and match running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount more than originally expected, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"I don't think you'll be able to tell anything with the first two guys," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said of what could become known as the B&B backfield. "The key for me is to not know which one is in there. To have that much confidence and faith in both of them, that both can get it done whether it's running, catching or blocking."

The Steelers want to get their no-huddle offense to a point where they do not have to change personnel on the fly. If the backs can serve different roles from snap to snap, that versatility makes them more valuable.

"The nice thing is we can start a series with certain personnel and we can keep that personnel on the field and go no-huddle," Roethlisberger said. "So we can try to dictate what defense comes on the field so we can get in the best play possible."

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LeGarrette Blount pegged for 6-8 carries per game
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers plan to give backup running back LeGarrette Blount six to eight carries per game, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Blount will spell Le'Veon Bell and figures to be used in short-yardage and goal-line situations, the report said.

"I feel like every running back in this league wants to be a starter," Blount told the paper. "Obviously I want to start, and I knew that when I went to New England. I wasn't the starting guy. When I come here, I know I'm not the starting guy. But you work hard and go out there and do everything as though you are the starter. Sometimes it plays out that way, sometimes it doesn't.

"I like Le'Veon. I like his running style. He rushed for 800-plus yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. I wouldn't mind complementing him at all."

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Le'Veon Bell breaks down Steelers run game
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

In a Q&A on the Steelers' official website, second-year rusher Le'Veon Bell isn't taking the starting job for granted. Moreover, he sees where he fits in with LeGarrette Blount

"He's a big guy. He's going to go in there and bruise some things down," Bell said of Blount's role. "I look at myself not as a bruiser but not as a scat-back, either. I do a little bit of both. I like juking, catching balls out of the backfield, lowering my shoulder. He likes running downhill. It's definitely going to be a good change of pace. The run game should definitely be good this year."

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LeGarrette Blount picked Steelers for 'hard-nosed' style
by Larry Hartstein |

Running back LeGarrette Blount said the Steelers' style of play was one of the reasons he signed with Pittsburgh. “I like how they play. I like the division. I like that they have a tough, hard-nosed running style," he told the team's website.

"From looking at old film with (Jerome) Bettis and Willie Parker, I know how they won the Super Bowl and they are trying to get back to that and I want to be a part of it.”

Blount said he hopes to "give a little more of a tough running style to the offense. Le’Veon (Bell) is a big dude. He is a little taller than I am. I want to give a physical aspect to the running game. Just the whole aspect of me and Le’Veon being together and knowing the things we can do. It’s going to be an exciting time.”

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Le'Veon Bell still feature back over LeGarrette Blount
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Even with the addition of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Steelers still plan to lean on Le'Veon Bell, reports ESPN.

The report says the Steelers "are committed to Le'Veon Bell as their feature back -- as they should be." He will continue to get the majority of the carries, but Blount does provide the Steelers much-needed insurance behind Bell.

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