5 reasons why the Cleveland Browns can succeed in the AFC North

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Emmanuel Ogbah
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2. There may be a rift forming between Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers

Steelers’ star running back Le’Veon Bell is one of the few players in the NFL who is a true game breaker. His play style as a combination of a running back and a receiver cannot be matched by any other player.

Not only can Bell catch the ball as well as he can run it, he can also run it in a way that nobody can catch. Bell uses a well refined mixture of patience, vision, and acceleration to leave any defense in the dust.

The end of the 2016 season meant the beginning of an off season full of financial debacles. This becomes even greater of an issue when the team is in possession of arguably two of the league’s best offensive players.

In the opening month of the 2017 Steelers off season, receiver Antonio Brown got a contract extension that made him the highest paid receiver in NFL history. Now, their star running back Le’Veon Bell is asking to be paid as the team’s running back and number two receiver. Wonder if Brown’s contract rang any bells?

The Steelers have elected to franchise tag Bell instead of giving him what he wants in an expensive contract. With that, Bell is electing to hold out of training camp.

Though Bell is fully expected to play out this season, the future may be a bit cloudy as far as his standing with the team is concerned. The Steelers may be wise to give their star player what he wants in the future or they could be the ones left in the dust.