Le’Veon Bell: Jamal Adams forced his way out after telling me he wouldn’t

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Jets running back Le'Veon Bell wasn’t happy with the way Jamal Adams talked his way into getting traded to the Seahawks.

Adams bad-mouthed coach Adam Gase to the point where it was untenable for Adams to stay, and Bell said today that by doing that, Adams was doing something he had told Bell he wouldn’t do.

“It kind of looks like he forced his way out,” Bell said. “I was talking to him and he was telling me he wasn’t going to force his way out.”

Bell said he still appreciates what Adams did on the Jets, even if he doesn’t appreciate how Adams acted at the end.

“I love playing with him,” Bell said. “He’s a great teammate. I just — sometimes you don’t like how people handle things.”

The good news for the Jets is that they were able to get two first-round draft picks from the Seahawks when Adams forced his way out. In the long run, the trade may turn out well for the Jets. But Bell wants to win now, and he is disappointed that such a talented teammate is gone.

14 responses to “Le’Veon Bell: Jamal Adams forced his way out after telling me he wouldn’t

  1. Yep, and we all know that LeVeon Bell is the poster child for being a good teammate and never a distraction…

  2. Now starring…LeVeon Bell as the voice of reason. Yeah, sounds strange but in this case he is.

  3. Jiminy Crickets. Bell needs to look in the mirror cause that’s exactly what his Steelers teammates said about him… Smh.

  4. Jamal Adams isn’t as valuable as Khalil Mack.If you can trade a player who will be over paid after 2 years, and get a lot of trade value, then why not? Belichick traded Collins and Chandler Jones because he knows its not worth breaking the bank for a non QB.
    The Bears regret getting Khalil Mack. The Chargers are going to regret the Bosa contract.
    Lets see how the Browns do with Myles Garret.

  5. Remember when LeVeon told his Steelers teammates he would report for the season, and then Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster ripped into him when he didn’t show?

    Jamal Adams didn’t leave his team out to dry for a full season.

  6. Bell’s message would ring truer if he had combined it with a ‘don’t make the same impatient mistake that I did’ warning. Perhaps he did privately counsel Adams with that sage advice, but Adams listened to his agent instead.

  7. Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. Now you know how your teammates in Pittsburgh felt. And they actually had a chance to be good. Consider it an opportunity for personal growth.

  8. murphyslaw40 says:
    August 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm
    Remember when LeVeon told his Steelers teammates he would report for the season, and then Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster ripped into him when he didn’t show?

    Jamal Adams didn’t leave his team out to dry for a full season.
    ==============================

    Ding ding ding. Exactly.

    No doubt Adams’ vocal criticisms of the Jets had to be distracting. But the guy still never held back on gameday and all he did as a result was be named a 1st team All Pro. No comparing him and Bell.

  9. The ONLY difference between the two scenarios is that the Steelers refused to trade Bell. Maybe Bell was telling Adams “the grass isn’t always greener” and was hoping Adams would listen.

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