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Hall of Fame LB Jack Ham Loves Le’Veon Bell, Says Ezekiel Elliott ‘Can’t Hold His Jock’
I think it’s safe to say that Jack Ham is a big Le’Veon Bell fan.
The hall of fame linebacker, who was a staple with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971-1982, recently raved about the young running back. In the process, he also took some shots at Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
“Bell is the best route runner I have seen for a running back in a long time,” Ham said to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“(Elliott) can’t hold his jock as a receiver or route runner. Running a flare out of the backfield is not running a route. There’s a huge difference. Elliott is a flare guy, not a route runner. Bell understands this. He didn’t do that at Michigan State. They didn’t use him like that. Here they found out he was such a good receiver. It’s a big weapon when he’s in there.”
Ask anyone who are the top three backs in the league are and they’ll probably name Bell, Elliott, and Arizona Cardinals star David Johnson. But money wise, Le’Veon takes the cake as the highest-paid player at this position.
After a holdout that lasted throughout training camp and the preseason, Bell finally signed his franchise tender last week for $12.1 million after both sides couldn’t come to an agreement on a multi-year deal.