Tyrann Mathieu on Le’Veon Bell: “These fellas will blame everybody for their lack of success”

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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu is taking issue with former Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell‘s criticism of Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

After former NFL cornerback Charles James posted PFT’s tweet about Bell saying he would never play for Reid again, Mathieu responded to James by indicating that Bell was the kind of player who blamed others when he didn’t succeed.

“These fellas will blame everybody for their lack of success. That’s how I know I’m built different,” Mathieu tweeted.

Bell was one of the most productive running backs in the NFL during his five seasons with the Steelers, but signing him proved to be a disaster with the Jets, and he didn’t do much for the Chiefs. He clearly didn’t impress Mathieu.

31 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu on Le’Veon Bell: “These fellas will blame everybody for their lack of success”

  1. Considering Mathieu had a meltdown in the middle of the super bowl and hurt his team being out of control all game, he’s kind of lost his right to criticize others…

  2. This all goes back to him not signing with the Steelers and sitting out an entire freaking year and costing his team a shot at a superbowl.

    Dude let his ego get in the way and he will never live that down.

    Go away, Pittsburgh fans will never forgive you.

  3. “Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone”

    Bell had a great situation in Pittsburgh but didn’t realize that his success was as part of a team. He burns bridges where ever he goes and with his latest remarks about Andy Reid, he has probably ended his career.

  4. As with Shaun Alexander of the Seahawks, this tends to confirm that the real talent in a run game is the OFFENSIVE LINE players and coaching.

  5. Hey Tyrann and Le’Veon how about you guys pipe down and focus on football.

  6. Bell refused to sign the Steelers second franchise tag, sitting out 2018 and losing $14.5 million, then rejected what turned out to be a pretty lucrative offer from the Steelers, three years $45 million guaranteed plus, to eventually sign with the J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets for two years $26 million guaranteed, was the beginning of the end for his career. I don’t believe a running back can miss a year of playing time, knowing dadgum well he’s out partying every night and not working out too much, and then expect to regain his talents. Bell should have fired his agent, after all, $59.5 million for four years ain’t too shabby especially where I comes from!

  7. Way to stand up for your coach. I think the coach has shown he feels the same way toward his players.

  8. This guy made the colossal mistake of holding out and he’s never been the same. He wasn’t even close to the old guy yet he’s always blamed others for his every problem. This is indicative of young athletes these days. Entitled victims. Tyrann Mathieu has always seemed like an old soul. Kudos to him for standing up and saying something.

  9. This idea that Andy Reid is the ultimate player’s coach, and that all players must love him is ridiculous. No one is that saintly. It could very well be that Le’Veon didn’t care for Reid and vice-versa. So what? That’s how life works. Le’Veon was being honest about his feelings and his experience at KC. Good for him.

  10. When players are turning on you that is when you know it is bad.

    Good luck finding work in the CFL Le’Veon…if they will have you

  11. Just another ex NFL player counting the money he gave up: “I DID WHAT?”

  12. Bell is a has been and his career is over. He should of never left the Steelers. Glad he is gone now. There is a new sheriff in town Najee Harris.

  13. Until Leveon looks within for the root of his problems, he will never realize his true potential. He is a lost soul, I am afraid.

  14. As much as I may agree with Senor Honey Badger, he probably should have just left well enough alone.

  15. Talented enough to play but not enough to stay. His style of sitting back and waiting for the hole to develop his so dependent on a good line. If you don’t have the right blocking scheme working for you, there will be no yards. That’s what happened in New York, coupled with the fact that he was straight up slower.

  16. Few things in life have been more predictable than the way this Leveon Bell saga has unfolded.

  17. Bell is over the magic 400 touch threshold of running backs. Very few have any further success after that. Should’ve taken the Steelers offer if he was looking for another big payday. Now it’s too late.

  18. Bell was a product of the Steelers system. He had a future HoF QB and a very good receiving corps taking the heat off him. He had one of the best O-Lines in the NFL creating lanes so he could use his ‘patient running style’. He had a coaching staff that was dedicated to ensuring he succeeded. Did he appreciate any of that? NO.

    He is totally self center and a lousy teammate. He was on his way to HoF with the Steelers. Now, he’s on his way out of the NFL. Good thing he’s got his Rap music ‘career’ to fall back on. Bwahahahahah!!!

  19. When I think back about Bell with the Steelers, it’s tough to leave out AB in my thoughts too. Both of these guys excelled within the team’s system and both were, or about to be, paid handsomely for their contributions. But ego got in their way. As a result, Mike Tomlin had a huge double distraction on his hands that challenged the coaching staff to alter their offensive game plan–a lose-lose situation for everyone involved.

  20. Bell’s success with Pittsburgh was dependent on that great Steelers O-Line. Without that great offensive line, Bell has been shown to be mediocre, at best, which is why Reid cut him

  21. I’d love to hear the Steelers off him the same contract and then pull it back off the table, tell PSYCH!!!! and walk out laughing at this spoiled brat.

  22. Bell has 3, 1,000 + yard seasons in an 8 year career. Hardly HOF worthy or even close.

  23. seahawkcritique says:
    June 14, 2021 at 8:17 am
    As with Shaun Alexander of the Seahawks, this tends to confirm that the real talent in a run game is the OFFENSIVE LINE players and coaching.


    Unless it’s Barry Sanders. Shuan Alexander as well as L. Bell would have both had a very hard time being productive on those teams.

  24. Isn’t this the same knucklehead that got a DUI smoking weed and then was quoted “I didn’t know you could get a DUI smoking weed” In the immortal words of Foghorn Leghorn “That boy’s as ’bout as sharp as a bowling ball!”

    ‘I didn’t know you could

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