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Does he belong in our ring of honor? Mac's finest signing

 

 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Former Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday after struggling in five games with the team, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Bell will be subject to waivers and will become a free agent if he goes unclaimed by another teamBell alluded to his release on Twitter: "This hurts but it's been a blessing to be here to say the least. I've enjoyed every second of this short period and gotta whole new meaning of what this city is like & it's a great place to be. I appreciate Eric [DeCosta, Ravens GM] & John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called [a] Raven."

 

Bell, 29, didn't show much of a burst in Baltimore, averaging a career-worst 2.7 yards per carry (83 yards on 31 attempts). He scored two touchdowns.

The Ravens signed Bell to their practice squad on Sept. 7 to help their injury-filled backfield. Bell never played more than a reserve role for Baltimore, running behind Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman on the depth chart.

Bell's best game was Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings, when he produced 48 yards rushing. But he never totaled more than 18 yards rushing in his other four appearances.

 

By cutting Bell, the Ravens are left with three running backs on the 53-man roster (Murray, Freeman and Ty'Son Williams) and another on the practice squad (Nate McCrary). After losing its top two backs (J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards) to season-ending injuries before the start of the regular season, Baltimore has had trouble getting consistent production from its backfield. The Ravens' running backs have combined for 705 yards rushing, which ranks 23rd in the NFL.

For Bell, it's unknown whether this marks the end of his eight-year NFL career. In his first five seasons (all with the Pittsburgh Steelers), Bell was one of the most prolific and versatile backs in the league, totaling 5,282 yards (third among all NFL running backs). After sitting out the 2018 season over a contract dispute, he never reached the same statistical heights and managed 1,193 yards combined over the past three seasons (40th among running backs).

A second-round pick by the Steelers in 2013, Bell made the Pro Bowl in three of his five seasons in Pittsburgh. But he's been a journeyman ever since, bouncing around three teams (the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Ravens) over the past three seasons.

 

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1 minute ago, slats said:

There were people here who thought that was a good idea. Holy crap. 

I did not think it was that bad at the time, due to the fact we had cap space, i was wrong of course.

Lesson, never count on a guy who takes a year off from the game.  Him and Mosley both stink.  Mosley was off for two years.

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Just now, Beerfish said:

I did not think it was that bad at the time, due to the fact we had cap space, i was wrong of course.

Lesson, never count on a guy who takes a year off from the game.  Him and Mosley both stink.  Mosley was off for two years.

All running backs are worthless.

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34 minutes ago, LSJF said:

 

Does he belong in our ring of honor? Mac's finest signing

 

 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Former Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday after struggling in five games with the team, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Bell will be subject to waivers and will become a free agent if he goes unclaimed by another teamBell alluded to his release on Twitter: "This hurts but it's been a blessing to be here to say the least. I've enjoyed every second of this short period and gotta whole new meaning of what this city is like & it's a great place to be. I appreciate Eric [DeCosta, Ravens GM] & John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called [a] Raven."

 

Bell, 29, didn't show much of a burst in Baltimore, averaging a career-worst 2.7 yards per carry (83 yards on 31 attempts). He scored two touchdowns.

The Ravens signed Bell to their practice squad on Sept. 7 to help their injury-filled backfield. Bell never played more than a reserve role for Baltimore, running behind Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman on the depth chart.

Bell's best game was Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings, when he produced 48 yards rushing. But he never totaled more than 18 yards rushing in his other four appearances.

 

By cutting Bell, the Ravens are left with three running backs on the 53-man roster (Murray, Freeman and Ty'Son Williams) and another on the practice squad (Nate McCrary). After losing its top two backs (J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards) to season-ending injuries before the start of the regular season, Baltimore has had trouble getting consistent production from its backfield. The Ravens' running backs have combined for 705 yards rushing, which ranks 23rd in the NFL.

For Bell, it's unknown whether this marks the end of his eight-year NFL career. In his first five seasons (all with the Pittsburgh Steelers), Bell was one of the most prolific and versatile backs in the league, totaling 5,282 yards (third among all NFL running backs). After sitting out the 2018 season over a contract dispute, he never reached the same statistical heights and managed 1,193 yards combined over the past three seasons (40th among running backs).

A second-round pick by the Steelers in 2013, Bell made the Pro Bowl in three of his five seasons in Pittsburgh. But he's been a journeyman ever since, bouncing around three teams (the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Ravens) over the past three seasons.

 

so much for his pitiful performance being caused by a bad jets oline.  sounds like gase had good reason to start gore over him.

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10 minutes ago, slats said:

There were people here who thought that was a good idea. Holy crap. 

at the time he was a big time running back.  who coulda known he lost so much.  okay he took a year off but he was still pretty young.  gore did better and he was old enough to be leveon's father.

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48 minutes ago, LSJF said:

 

Does he belong in our ring of honor? Mac's finest signing

 

 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Former Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday after struggling in five games with the team, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Bell will be subject to waivers and will become a free agent if he goes unclaimed by another teamBell alluded to his release on Twitter: "This hurts but it's been a blessing to be here to say the least. I've enjoyed every second of this short period and gotta whole new meaning of what this city is like & it's a great place to be. I appreciate Eric [DeCosta, Ravens GM] & John Harbaugh for the opportunity to be called [a] Raven."

 

Bell, 29, didn't show much of a burst in Baltimore, averaging a career-worst 2.7 yards per carry (83 yards on 31 attempts). He scored two touchdowns.

The Ravens signed Bell to their practice squad on Sept. 7 to help their injury-filled backfield. Bell never played more than a reserve role for Baltimore, running behind Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman on the depth chart.

Bell's best game was Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings, when he produced 48 yards rushing. But he never totaled more than 18 yards rushing in his other four appearances.

 

By cutting Bell, the Ravens are left with three running backs on the 53-man roster (Murray, Freeman and Ty'Son Williams) and another on the practice squad (Nate McCrary). After losing its top two backs (J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards) to season-ending injuries before the start of the regular season, Baltimore has had trouble getting consistent production from its backfield. The Ravens' running backs have combined for 705 yards rushing, which ranks 23rd in the NFL.

For Bell, it's unknown whether this marks the end of his eight-year NFL career. In his first five seasons (all with the Pittsburgh Steelers), Bell was one of the most prolific and versatile backs in the league, totaling 5,282 yards (third among all NFL running backs). After sitting out the 2018 season over a contract dispute, he never reached the same statistical heights and managed 1,193 yards combined over the past three seasons (40th among running backs).

A second-round pick by the Steelers in 2013, Bell made the Pro Bowl in three of his five seasons in Pittsburgh. But he's been a journeyman ever since, bouncing around three teams (the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Ravens) over the past three seasons.

 

A case could be made that this signing set in motion a string of events that begat a terrible, terrible football team. But, there was still Macc there, so it was going to happen regardless.

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I don’t know if he’s over the hill but to me he’s much more effective as a receiver coming out of the backfield. And if you use him primarily as a runner it’s not his strong point. But both the Chiefs and the Ravens usually know what they’re doing. 

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Just curious of your guys thoughts on his dramatic fall from top level RB so quickly ................   

was it the 1 year off from not playing? 

or his age and the typical decline of a RB in their late twenties? 

  or  the full pockets and i dont give a F attitude? 

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8 minutes ago, Jetpain said:

Just curious of your guys thoughts on his dramatic fall from top level RB so quickly ................   

was it the 1 year off from not playing? 

or his age and the typical decline of a RB in their late twenties? 

  or  the full pockets and i dont give a F attitude? 

After that one year hiatus he sunk like a stone, He should go back to Pittsburgh, you never know, only OBJ Is more worthless

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1 hour ago, David Harris said:

It’s not even “wear on the tires” it’s just age, undefeated age

What age, though? He played like he was washed up at 27, after taking a year to rest up and heal beyond fully.

This is IDGAF syndrome. He got paid and that's that. He wouldn't mind still playing, but he's not going to put in the training work he used to when he was looking for $15MM/year.

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1 minute ago, Sperm Edwards said:

What age? He played like he was washed up at 27, after taking a year to rest up and heal beyond fully.

This is IDGAF syndrome. He got paid and that's that. He wouldn't mind still playing, but he's not going to put in the training work he used to when he was looking for $15MM/year.

Plus the "patient" style he was praised for in Pittsburgh got exposed for what it was without a dangerous passing game backing him up: non-committal dancing and failing to hit the hole with authority.

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We have plenty of candidates for a "Ring Of Horror", In fact we'd need two rings (to match the luxury boxes that propel the upper desk into the too-far-from-the-field-to-see-anything)  - one for horrifying draft picks, and one for horrifying FA/extension contracts.

Bell, Wilkerson, T, Johnson, Enunwa, Osemele, O'Donnell, etc. As for draft picks, OMG ... there would have to be year and round cutoffs to avoid wrapping around the stadium multiple times.

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Just curious of your guys thoughts on his dramatic fall from top level RB so quickly ................   
was it the 1 year off from not playing? 
or his age and the typical decline of a RB in their late twenties? 
  or  the full pockets and i dont give a F attitude? 

Probably a little of all 3. I thought after the year off he’d have ( fresh legs ). He wasn’t that old at all mid/ late 20s at the time. Probably when your used to the grind every day, and focus when there’s time off you lose your heart/ desire.


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