What if I told you the Steelers would release Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell 2 years ago only to find them not on a team in the NFL now? With the release of Le'Veon Bell by the Jets, it makes the Pittsburgh Steelers the winners. When Le'Veon Bell left the Pittsburgh Steelers he did say Ben Roethlisberger was a factor in leaving. He said, "Ben wants to win, but Ben wants to win his way, and that is tough to play with." Well, this doesn't make much sense other than an ego issue because if winning was what he wanted to do he wouldn't have gone to the New York Jets.
Le'Veon Bell did go bowling with the "flu," after not playing in the Jets game. He has been active on Twitter in regards to the Jets releasing him and hasn't had a 20-yard rushing game with the Jets during his time in New York. What came out of his time with the Jets? $27 million dollars and nothing in return. The Jets ended up getting what they deserve. They knew what Le'Veon Bell was about, but they still chose to sign with him. Now pay for the consequences. Antonio Brown hasn't tweeted since September 24th which is shocking because he a complete clown on social media. Maybe he is getting his life in order? Who knows.
Mike Tomlin said, "We need volunteers, not hostages." That was the beginning of the end of both Bell and Brown. Tomlin was right. He wanted players who would come and contribute to the team without trouble or ego. Tomlin is a Two Time Super Bowl Champion coach who has been winning without Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. He is currently 4-0 without both of them. Tomlin doesn't seem like he is looking at the past, but rather looking toward the future with Ben Roethlisberger and looking toward winning a 3rd Super Bowl Championship. The goal in Pittsburgh right now is to win. Nothing else is the goal. At the end of the day what we do know is Mike Tomlin and the Steelers were right all along in regards to releasing Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell.