Joe Mixon might have bitten off more than he can chew.
Following the Cincinnati Bengals’ Week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the rookie running back dished out a scorching hot take, saying he can do “way more” than Le’Veon Bell if his touches increased.
Bell apparently was watching the Bengals battle the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, and he noticed a few convenient changes in Mixon’s game.
To Mixon’s credit, he did turn in a solid performance in Week 8. While he only amassed 18 rushing yards on 11 carries, he also added 91 receiving yards on three catches.
After the Bengals’ 24-23 win over the Colts, Mixon revealed that he does, in fact, model his game after a star running back, but not the one he’s currently in a war of words with.
The most surprising aspect of this whole ordeal is how much attention Bell is paying to Mixon. The Steelers star arguably is the most well-rounded running back in the league, and the fact that he’s letting a rookie get under his skin isn’t a good look.
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