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James Conner Knew He Had To Earn Trust Of Teammates, Coaches

Leaving his rookie season, James Conner didn’t know what his role was going to be in 2018. Months ago, no one could predict what’s happened with Le’Veon Bell.

One thing Conner did know? Regardless of his role, his aim was to build and earn the trust of everyone counting on him if he stepped into a significant role.

Speaking with Missi Matthews of, he was asked if he had to earn Ben Roethlisberger’s trust in Year Two, especially after realizing he’d be the starting running back for the considerable future.