Mike Tomlin: 'I'm done with' talking about Le'Veon Bell's holdout

Sporting News
Yahoo7

Le'Veon Bell finished the first game of the NFL regular season with just 47 total yards and no touchdowns, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said this isn't an indicator of how the running back's season will go.

The Steelers managed to squeak by the Browns, 21-18, but Bell's best play of the game was a 10-yard reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. On the ground, he ran for just 32 yards on 10 touches.

Tomlin said in his Tuesday press conference that Bell will get better as the season goes and Tomlin was over talking about Bell's contract holdout, which ended with his signing his franchise tag for $12.1 million right before the season started.

"He's here. We're working. It's Week 2. We're getting ready to play the Minnesota Vikings. I'm done with it," Tomlin said.


MORE:
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell signs franchise tag

He also said the team was "highly penalized on offense," which stunted many of Bell's chances. However, Tomlin was quick to say Bell's holdout during training camp was not the reason behind the Steelers' shaky offense.

"You can chalk it up to Le'Veon missing camp, you can talk about them being dominant ... the reality is, when you are penalized like we were in a game, you're going to lose your balance, it's going to put you behind chains, you're going to lose some third downs ... and the point total is going to reflect it," Tomlin said.

What to Read Next