Steelers GM: Unless We Win A Super Bowl, No One Is Going To Be Happy

Rookie transitions, the future of Le'Veon Bell, and which QB will be cut

Larry Richert and John Shumway
August 13, 2018 - 10:14 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - With only a few days left of Training Camp, Larry Richert and John Shumway set out to Latrobe on Sunday to talk with players and members of the Steelers organization.

Among them was General Manager Kevin Colbert. He talked about the transition from college football to the NFL, Le'Veon Bell's future, and the quarterback position.

"We're trying to see what they can and can't do at this point," said Colbert when talking about the new faces at camp.

In order for a player to fit with the team, he has "to handle the lifestyle physically, emotionally and mentally. It's a huge adjustment for them. How they progress varies by player," Colbert. “Productivity will speak for itself.”

Le’Veon Bell is expected to make his return right before the regular season begins. Right now, he has no obligation to be at camp.  

“Both sides know that he’s here for 2018. I would believe both sides are hopeful that beyond 2018 something can happen where he can finish his career here,” Colbert added. 

He can no longer sign an extension until the season is over.

When asked if one of the four quarterbacks will be cut, Colbert said,

“I would think. Half the teams carry two, the other half carry three, nobody caries four unless it's a unique situation.

Colbert also expresses his feelings about last year’s impressive record but early exit in the postseason. He said, 

“13-3, we didn't look at it. We were 0-1. That's what we’re coming off of. To lose in the playoffs like we did, it was not only a disappointment for our fans, but it was something that took away from everything we did last year.”

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