So you had been elated very last week when Steelers standard manager Kevin Colbert designed it official: the workforce would at last, at last, at last be cutting ties with veteran working back again Le’Veon Bell (or “Le’Veon POS Bell” as he’s been acknowledged close to Steelers weblogs and social media internet sites given that about January of 2017).
There would be no 3rd franchise tag. There would be no initial changeover tag.
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is lifeless!
Any other iconic movie estimates that pertained to at last receiving a person out of your hair had been proper and meme-deserving following Colbert’s report.
The Steelers would be transferring on, whilst Bell, the washed-up, body fat, unpleasant, terrible rapper of a working back again, would be spending the relaxation of his enjoying days battling with the Jets or some other workforce with a lot of wage cap place but terrible talent and laughable administration.
Much like the conclude of a romantic marriage that incorporates an unpleasant break up, the Steelers would never have to see Bell again—not at the supermarket, not at the health and fitness center, not on the bus and not when they are hanging with their very best bud, Craig.
Not so rapidly.
What if, instead of viewing Bell on the bus, he starts off courting your bothersome up coming doorway neighbor, the one who phone calls the cops on you when your music is too loud? The one who would not consider 2 times about having your car or truck towed if it creeps one inch more than into their driveway?
I’m speaking about the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh’s most important division rival for going on two decades and a workforce that absolutely isn’t hurting in the talent or administration department.
What began out as a rumor with no genuine substance not prolonged ago picked up some steam on Friday when quite a few outlets documented that Baltimore was now one of the front-runners to land Bell’s providers when absolutely free agency commences on March 13.
I know what you’re contemplating, how dare Bell get started courting that bothersome neighbor? I indicate, if anyone appreciates the record concerning the Steelers and their neighbor, it’s Bell. Communicate about very low. Communicate about the ultimate betrayal. “That POS!!!!!!!”
You know what they say, all’s truthful in enjoy and war.
The Steelers and Bell never could come to an settlement on a prolonged-expression offer. You may possibly blame Bell for not just going forward and signing whatever it was the Steelers offered him. I say it was just small business, and Bell only gambled on his very own skills. A large gamble? Certain, specifically when you saw how helpful journeyman C.J. Anderson was down the extend for the Rams just months after they signed celebrity Todd Gurley to a rewarding and seriously certain contract.
But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if one or more groups consider Bell is worth the certain income he’s been after for about two many years now, it could be the get started of a lovely marriage.
And if that workforce transpires to be the Ravens, once more, yikes. Like him or not, Bell to the Ravens could be the ultimate sport-changer in the AFC North—and that is not even using into thought the seemingly upward trend the perennial hapless Browns look to be on.
You may possibly not consider so, but that is just whistling past the graveyard. Bell may possibly not be the Bell of 2014, but it’s really hard to picture him remaining a mere shell of his former self at the age of 27. He probably has at minimum two really excellent many years left, and if those two many years are invested in a purple uniform, the Steelers Tremendous Bowl window may well at last be slammed shut when and for all.
Just when you thought Le’Veon Bell was at last out of your hair, he could however be appropriate there—as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.