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07:12 AM ET 09.25 | According to Mike Tomlin, rookie halfback Le'Veon Bell looks ready to go, and he might start Sunday against the Vikings in London. Pardon quarterback Ben Roethlisberger if he does not get too excited about the news. ... Roethlisberger was skeptical when he talked about Bell's prospects of playing on his show Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. "Honestly, I have no idea with him," Roethlisberger said. "You can't get a read on him. One day, he's practicing, one day, he's not; one day, he's going hard, the next day, he's not. I wish I could. If he was a guy like Heath Miller that you knew was busting his butt every day to get back there ... Le'Veon is a rookie, I don't know him quite well enough yet. But if he can come back and help us, we'll take him."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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September 25, 2013  07:23 AM ET

Ben is getting annoyed....

But if he doesn't know the rookie's work ethic, who does ?

September 25, 2013  07:29 AM ET

He should really be annoyed if they can't beat a team that just lost to the Browns!

September 25, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Ben's jealous because she can pick up the college girls easier

September 25, 2013  07:40 AM ET

Sound to me like the QB is trying to light a fire under the RB.

September 25, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Two Big Bens in London this weekend.

September 25, 2013  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sound to me like the QB is trying to light a fire under the RB.

Yep, he's hoping the rookie reads this stuff and gets a little pissed.

September 25, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Bell has had 4 carries in the NFL before he got hurt, does anyone know what he can do in the NFL? Ben is stating the obvious.

someone on this team needs to get pissed....

September 25, 2013  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Two Big Bens in London this weekend.

One will remain upright.

September 25, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

One will remain upright.

TICK TOCK!!

September 25, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Got to agree with Benny.....no one knows anything about Le'von Bell except what he did in college, and that ain't much of a measuring stick cmpared to the NFL.
Lets let him play befor we past judgement is all Ben is saying.

But they lose this weekend and the Fat Lady will be singing......"Turn out the Lights.....the Seasons over"

September 25, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

One will remain upright.

And the other one is so ugly that his face could stop a clock.

September 25, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Maybe Big Ben should not worry so much about Bells work ethic and concentrate on his own work ethic, as in, hanging on to the frikkin football. His whining is starting to remind me of Brady....

September 25, 2013  08:48 AM ET

He still doesn't have to run his mouth to the media about a teammate. Should've talked to Bell first.

September 25, 2013  08:56 AM ET

"If you're going to walk on my lawn woman... The least thing you can do is take off your shoes."

-Bobby Blue Band!!!

September 25, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He still doesn't have to run his mouth to the media about a teammate. Should've talked to Bell first.

Bell is a rookie who hasn't shown anyone or anything yet.

September 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Maybe Big Ben should not worry so much about Bells work ethic and concentrate on his own work ethic, as in, hanging on to the frikkin football. His whining is starting to remind me of Brady....

And you remind me of Stupid Moron.

September 25, 2013  09:02 AM ET

I think Ben is acting like a team leader and holding the young guys to a higher standard. Nothing's free.

September 25, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Two Big Bens in London this weekend.

And only the old one still works.

September 25, 2013  09:04 AM ET

FYI Ben, if you're considering "dating" in England it's called the loo.

 
September 25, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Bell is a rookie who hasn't shown anyone or anything yet.

Exactly.. a rookie. The mirror has two sides.

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