Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has patience like no other ballcarrier in the NFL. Don’t take our word for it, though. Just ask Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
According to Pete Sweeney for Chiefs.com, Reid’s never seen anybody quite like Bell. That’s spanning 25 years in the league, including 17 as a head coach. In terms of the way the two-time Pro Bowl selection will wait for his blocks to get set up or a crease to open, Reid believes Bell is unrivaled.
“He’s a good player,” Reid said. “He has a unique style about him – that delay to get to the line of scrimmage. It’s been effective for him. He’s really the only one that does it, so it’s unique. The obvious thing is you have to contain him and take care of your gaps, for sure.”
Compliments are nothing new for Bell, who’s drawing comparisons to some of the greatest running backs of all time. Yet, even the legends never ran with the kind of patience the 24-year-old shows on a weekly basis, a style all his own that he continues to hone.
Copying Bell is difficult enough. Stopping him, on the other hand, is beginning to look impossible. The Chiefs have a heck of a challenge on their hands when they host the Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday, and Reid knows it.