Training camp has just started, and Bell's work with the first team is on the way up. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted that Bell had the majority of snaps with the first team in 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, and he ran with the starters more than any other back in pass-protection drills.
Actions speak louder than words, even from one of our favorite coaches to listen to. The Steelers drafted Bell high to be an every-down back. They aren't wasting any time giving him most of the reps with the first team.
(Yep, we ran with it.)