James Conner: ‘They Talkin Like it’s My Last Dance….’
Steelers running back James Conner has a message for his critics.
The fourth-year running back took to Instagram Wednesday with a cryptic message that can be left up to interpretation.
“They talkin like it’s my last dance,” Conner captioned the picture.
Fans and media alike have been critical of the Pitt product in recent months, citing his injury struggles and inability to stay on the field last season.
Conner saw limited action in his rookie season behind Le’Veon Bell, before blossoming into a Pro Bowler in 2018 to the tune of 973 yards and 12 touchdowns.
2019 was a different story, as Conner missed six games and found the endzone only four times on the ground while tallying just 464 rushing yards. Although he added three scores and 251 yards through the air.
Many have advocated for the Steelers to add an established veteran to bolster the rushing attach, most notably estranged Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette.
Looking to add a new dynamic to the running back group, Pittsburgh selected Maryland’s Anthony McFarland Jr. in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft last week.