Bell would not set a precedent if he improved his rookie efficiency. Isn't a little unfair to compare Bell's rookie ypc to the veteran Blount's? Why? How would you compare their running abilities if not by using what they have done to date in their NFL careers?And please take note that I gave Bell a 10% increase in his production on the ground, as well adding an increase over the average numbers of carries for PIT, and gave the top two RBs a generous portion. I thought I was being pretty optimistic given that. Is that not enough in your opinion? I don't have an issue with your projections, only how you compared the two players. You could give Bell a 20% increase but it wouldn't change your tone in contrasting these two running backs. A veteran who has played behind much better offensive lines should have a higher ypc than a rookie. There's better ways to compare players, especially when one of them only has 1 season of numbers for use. I went to the joint practice on Wednesday between the Bills and Steelers, paying particular attention to the backs. I don't call myself a professional scout, but I could at least see that Bell has better burst and speed. Certainly Blount has many other attributes contributing to his ability, but I definitely question you at labeling Bell a 'plodder' in this conversation. Each of these runners has their own abilities, but if either one of them is a 'plodder', it's Blount. To each their own I guess. I've seen plenty of Bell in college and now the NFL. Special is not an adjective that I would use the describe his ability. And again, comparing how RBs perform against NFL Ds seems like a reasonable method to gage their relative abilities, but if you don't believe so then I'm not sure we're going to ever agree. I don't care how great a guy looks, I care about production. Blount has done it with multiple teams even when he started the season as an after thought. Bell was not productive and could not generate running room on his own from what I've seen. If you want to simply dismiss that based upon how they look in practice it's your prerogative. NICE CALL BRONCO BILLY...PLODDER AND NOT SPECIAL - HUH, YOU DONT SAY.......... Nice call Cloppbeast!!!