Houston Texans: 3 Reasons Le’Veon Bell would help franchise
1. Striking fear into opponents
Possibly the most important aspect of adding Le’Veon Bell to the offense at running back is with the addition of Bell to an offense that already has Deshaun Watson at quarterback and DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee at wide receiver, that has to strike fear into the opposing defense.
“Fear” is an important word for the Texans offense, because in all honesty, the offense of the Texans had pieces in place last season, but an offensive line that struggled and a rushing game that didn’t stand out make for those needed changes.
Bell is a player who in one play can gain big yardage as from 2013-17, the running back had an 81-yard rush — his career-high — in 2014, and in 2017 he had 74 rushes for a first down. For his career, Bell has 27 carries of 20-plus yards. In his three seasons with the Texans, Miller has 14 rushes of 20-plus yards.
Though some of the numbers are comparable to Miller, overall Bell is just the more complete player as his receiving numbers are much better than Miller’s. Bell in his career has 312 receptions for 2,660 yards and seven touchdowns. In his last season played in ’17, Bell caught 85 passes for 655 yards and two touchdowns. Again, in comparison, Miller in his career has caught 209 passes for 1,565 yards and eight touchdowns.
As this is just what Bell could bring to the Texans, he would instantly make the offense better than it was in 2018. Bell knows what it is like to play with an elite wide receiver and quarterback combo, and he was still able to put up extraordinary numbers. A change at running back could make the Texans better, and Bell just might be the player they are looking for in 2019.