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Tomlin still likes Bell over Lacy

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he's happy with the coach at running back the team made last spring.

Given the choice of Eddie Lacy and Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers choose Bell.

What else would they say?

One of the rumors after the draft was the Steelers liked Bell better because of worries about Lacy's health.

Well, Bell has had his share of injuries this season.

So far, Lacy has rushed for 1,028 yards on 248 carries (4.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns. He has 31 catches for 236 yards.

Bell has 646 yards rushing on 198 attempts (3.3 avg.) and six touchdowns. He has 43 catches for 388 yards.

Bell has been fine for the Steelers, running behind a make-shift line all season.

But I would have taken Lacy in the spring, and nothing since then would have changed my mind.


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