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    ‘Pissed’ – Le’Veon Bell Reminisces About Rocky Jets Tenure With Former HC Adam Gase

    Le'Veon Bell's time with the Jets may have been short, but he puts full blame on the questionable decisions made by former head coach Adam Gase.

    The Adam Gase era with the New York Jets was short, confusing, and incredibly bad. That much is known to this point.

    It turns out New York’s head coach from 2019-2020 was far more bizarre than led on in his introductory press conference or questionable in-game decisions.

    One former player is ready to start talking about it, though, and Le’Veon Bell isn’t holding back his thoughts on his former coach.

    Le’Veon Bell Criticizes Adam Gase for New York Jets Tenure

    The former first-team All-Pro running back, who played in parts of two seasons under Gase, is telling all about some of the experiences he had with the former Super Bowl-winning offensive coordinator.

    “I still randomly think about how PISSED I used to be in the huddle when Adam Gase would call “21 dive” on 2nd & 10,” Bell said in a tweet that sparked plenty of debate from Jets fans. “Sam [Darnold] would be saying the play out loud just shakin his head in the huddle .. lol.”

    Running the ball up the middle on 2nd-and-long is usually not indicative of an aggressive offensive approach — especially in today’s modern game. What is arguably more surprising is that the plays came from a coach who helped Peyton Manning reach MVP status in 2013 and a Super Bowl ring in 2015.

    According to Bell, though, that was just the tip of the iceberg.

    Gase was 9-23 as a head coach with the Jets during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. While this was not the lowest two-year win total in New York’s franchise history, it certainly shows the lack of competitiveness from the franchise during that stretch.

    In the end, Gase’s tenure with the Jets was, as Bell put it, “different, I’ll leave it at that.”

    Bell didn’t make it through his second season in New York, but his comments toward his head coach certainly left many questioning just how bad it got in the Gase era.

    Is Bell Right in Latest Accusation?

    As it turns out, Bell’s comments Thursday were not of some bitter former player trying to explain the downside in his career — he was simply right.

    ESPN’s own Bill Barnwell studied the 2019 Jets and agreed with Bell’s comments regarding Gase’s decisions. Specifically, the Jets reportedly ran up the middle 25 times on 2nd-and-10 and produced zero first downs and fewer than four yards per carry.

    Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets for the 2019 season after sitting out a year with the Pittsburgh Steelers in a contract dispute. In his lone full season with New York, Bell ran for over 700 yards and totaled 1,250 total yards from scrimmage.

    His 4.0 yards per touch was the lowest of his career to that point and was only matched by his final season in the league in 2021 (3.0).

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    It’s fair to assume that Bell, after over 1,500 touches in five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, had been run down by the time he got to the Jets.

    In reality, though, the truth behind his and the offense’s struggles had more to do with the man calling the plays than the players executing adequately.

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