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Le'Veon Bell blames Jets for everything as he languishes in free agency


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Bell went to the highest bidder. He missed out on a years worth of salary and decided that the fit / team didn't matter. It was all about the $$$. I remember reading reports that the jets were essentially in a bidding war with themselves. The ravens were interested but not at anywhere close to what the jets were offering. Nobody else wanted to pay up. He took a huge risk sitting out and while he got the pay day he wanted, he went to a team that could never utilize him to his potential. When its all said and done, sitting out that year got him the money he wanted when he hit free agency but it also limited his landing spots. Had he played out the year on the tag, he would have def had more options when he hit FA and would have never signed here (assuming he played the remaining 6-8 games for pitt and made it through the season healthy). I can't say for certain the risk paid off or failed because he did get the guaranteed money he wanted but it most certainly shortened his career.

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17 minutes ago, slats said:

Adam Gase was right about not wanting to sign Bell, so at least he has that going for him. The elite talent is toast. 

AG is too blame for the lack of production LB had here. 

AG let a personality conflict come between trying to win football games. 

He was poorly used in any all capacity here as RB and a pass catcher out of the backfield. 

Washed up Frank Gore saw more opportunities than LB ever had here. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Seriously.  Was it all Adam Gase's fault he couldn't produce in the best offense in the game?

He should be sending Maccagnan love letters every day for handing him that bag when no one else would.

Alternatively, he could have taken a bit less to play for Indy.  He made the wrong call.  Deal with it, Le'Veon.  

Agreed

The guy is 29 and can walk away and live like a king for the rest of his life thanks to the Jets.

I was one of the goofs who was all in favor of throwing the bank his way. Never again.

Never pay more than $4-5 million a year for a back in FA and never take one in the 1st round unless you think you’re staring at a generational talent.

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28 minutes ago, munchmemory said:

Bell is an absolute tool.  Threw away a great career in Pittsburgh to return as the consummate "meh" player with us and KC.  Go home.  Relax. Buy one of those devices that make a bunch of water balloons and make an afternoon of it.  

He was a 'meh' player in Pittsburgh in a perfect situation. You don't sign those players because they can't reproduce that success elsewhere. 

Gase was bad, but so was Bell. 

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9 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Seriously.  Was it all Adam Gase's fault he couldn't produce in the best offense in the game?

KC one of the best offenses in the game agree. 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire much younger much faster. 

NY Jets one of the worst offenses  in the game we should have seen something positive out of him on this team. 

AG hindered all that. 

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7 minutes ago, Untouchable said:

Agreed

The guy is 29 and can walk away and live like a king for the rest of his life thanks to the Jets.

I was one of the goofs who was all in favor of throwing the bank his way. Never again.

Never pay more than $4-5 million a year for a back in FA and never take one in the 1st round unless you think you’re staring at a generational talent.

And even then, just don't, lol.  He can be a guaranteed Bo Jackson/Barry Sanders combo and it matters not when injuries come around.  And they always do for RB's.  Maybe transcendent RB play for 3-4 years (at most) is worth it to some.  Not to me, if it requires an early 1st round pick to get it.

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1 hour ago, Beerfish said:

Took a year off and got old.

Having said that some of his comments are 100% correct, Gase is the worst offense coach this league has seen in some time.

he didn't do well on the jets and that's at least partly on gase but at the same time he didn't exactly light it up for reid and kc.  the thing is people never seem to want to give gase for things he did right and keeping bell on the bench may have been one of them.

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2 hours ago, slats said:

Adam Gase was right about not wanting to sign Bell, so at least he has that going for him. The elite talent is toast. 

Gase wanted the Jets to sign Tevin Coleman, if I remember correctly.

Got his wish, just 2 years late and while unemployed.

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