Le’Veon Bell: “I’m here to win football games”

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The firing of Jets G.M. Mike Maccagnan shed new light on the tensions between Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase regarding whether the team should break the bank for Le'Veon Bell. On Wednesday night, Bell responded to the talk that Gase didn’t want the former Steelers workhorse tailback.

“There’s been a BUNCH of false reports and speculation about me in the past about things I’ve said and done, so I’m used to this,” Bell said on Twitter. “I don’t jump to conclusions when I hear or see a story that may affect me. Even if reports are true, that won’t stop me from doing what I came here to do . . . everyone has a job to do, and I’m gonna do mine whether peopIe ‘like’ me or not. I’m here to win football games.”

The question isn’t whether Gase “likes” Bell. The question is whether Gase wanted Bell on the team and, more specifically, whether Gase wanted to pay what the Jets paid — especially since it seemed clear that the Jets could get Bell by paying less than they did.

Regardless, Bell is a Jet and Gase is the coach. That’s not changing for at least this season, possibly for at least two seasons. So both player and coach need to find a way to get on the same page, regardless of whether Gase was on board with the decision to give Bell so much paper.

9 responses to “Le’Veon Bell: “I’m here to win football games”

  1. Jets will win games because of Bell not Gase. Leaves Denver, well actually suggested to go find new employment after 2014 season. #18 in total offence as OC in Chicago. Goes to Miami 23 – 25 record as a HC. Sam Darnold maybe will be good one day. Whether he wanted Bell or not, Bell is going to make the team better.

  2. 🎵 “If I had Bell, I’d run him in the morning
    I’d run him in the evening
    All over this land” 🎵

  3. Gase and Bells egos are like oil & water – I give it till about week 7 before these
    two guys go “off the rails”.
    For ALL of the faults Gase has & he has MANY, putting up with players antics like Bell is sure to cause – aren’t one of them & now Gase is chief cook & bottle washer!

  4. Taco Bell hung it up over a year ago.. he’ll now to beat the J-E-T-S for millions because they are, as always, one the worst run franchises and just can’t burn their money fast enough.

    Overpaid for a malcontent.

  5. LOL. “I”. Good luck with that. I can’t imagine what’s going to happen when they go 3-13. He’ll probably be saying he wish he were back with the Steelers and their offensive juggernaut. Teams will soon find out it was more about the Steelers than about Bell. Have fun in NY you knucklehead.

  6. When he burns up the league again, I’m thinking there aren’t going to be any complaints, especially when it takes pressure of Darnold.

  7. Whether Gase likes it or not, Bell is there. Better find a way to make sure hi is produtive.

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