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Steelers cant rely on LeVeon Bell but De

Unle s youve been following his advocacy for breast cancer awarene s on behalf of his late mother, chances are youve been taking DeAngelo Williams for granted for a while, either during his Panthers days or his current Steelers tenure.The football world doesnt have that luxury anymore. The Steelers sure dont although, to their Bob Griese Jersey credit, they knew exactly what they had last year when they signed him when the whole league had a shot at him.DeAngelo Williams is the guy the Steelers can count on.LeVeon Bell is one of the two or three best, most versatile, most valuable running backs in the sport, capable of single-handedly resurrecting the positions dwindling worth.But right now, he either cant stay healthy, or stay ahead of the NFLs drug policies. Or both.MORE: AFC predictions | Why Steelers will win Super Bowl LIThe Steelers made the playoffs last year and might have been anAntonio Brown concu sion away from playing for a Super Bowl berth. They did it with Bell playing just six games two to a suspension over a marijuana arrest, the rest from blowing out his knee.Williams was there. He saved the day. Hes there again now. He's saving the day again. The Steelers have that same chance this year that they did last year. Miami Dolphins Jersey He got the job done last year at age 32, in his 10th season. Here he comes again at 33, in season 11. The Charlotte-based trainer who getshim ready eachyearis doing the same this offseason.Well, the good news for the Steelers is @AthleteByDesign has DeAngelo Williams in tip-top shape this year. Tadd Haislop (@TaddHaislop) July 22, 2016 Williams is closing in on 10,000 career yards from scrimmage and 2,000 career touches. He should have fallen off that notorious running-back cliff already. Maybe the Panthers believed he already had when they dropped him after 2014. It was his most injury-plagued season, and his salary was an i sue, but he was their all-time leading Reshad Jones Jersey rusher.MORE: Steelers should let somebody else pay BellThe two sides split with hard feelings, and Williams has never been shy about the chip he hason his shoulder about it (as anyone who follows him on Twitter knows).Either he was driven by vengeance, opportunity, actual gas still in his tank or a combination of them all but when the Steelers gave him another chance, he had his best season since 2009: 907 yards rushing, 1,274 yards from scrimmage anda league-high 11 rushing JaWuan James Jersey touchdowns.And they signed him, of course, because they needed someone to fill in those first two games with Bell suspended. They needed him again after that ugly knee injury against the Bengals. They need him again now.And hes there for them.MORE: Can you name Steelers' most overrated player since 2000?These are clearly hard times at a very early stage of his career for Bell. He's going into a contract year with baggage, and now the start of that year is delayed for two unpleasant reasons.Unfortunately for him, a player who by all rights should be irreplaceable, is being replaced pretty effectively.Thats nothing against Bell.Thats all to the credit of DeAngelo Williams, the running back on which the Steelers can rely.

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