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SportsLe'Veon Bell's deal with Jets, Adam Gase keeps getting worse

14:00  16 may  2019
14:00  16 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Jets fire GM Maccagnan, name HC Gase interim replacement

Jets fire GM Maccagnan, name HC Gase interim replacement The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday and named first-year head coach Adam Gase his interim replacement. "Mike helped to execute the strategic vision of the organization during the last four seasons and especially the last few months," Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said in a statement. "However, I came to the decision to make a change after much thought and a careful assessment of what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets." Vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger was also relieved of his duties, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington.

Le ' Veon Bell has not even rung in his first season with the J-e-t- s , and the situation is already a m-e- s - s . Bell chose to sign with New York as a free agent in And the man who is taking over as interim GM, coach Adam Gase , does not think Bell is worth what the Jets paid the 27-year-old running back.

Le ' Veon Bell is headed to the Jets and @WillBrinson breaks down this huge news Theoretically they have added enough skill position talent to work in Gase ' s system, but the offensive line is still a bit of Le ' Veon will be at mandatory minicamp. Bell is not attending voluntary team activities this offseason.

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Le'Veon Bell has not even rung in his first season with the J-e-t-s, and the situation is already a m-e-s-s.

Bell chose to sign with New York as a free agent in March because the Jets were the team that offered him the most in the form of a four-year contract worth $52.5 million with $35 million guaranteed. No other NFL team was willling to even play in the ballpark of that price.

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Unfortunately, the man who gave Bell that deal, Mike Maccagnan, is no longer New York's general manager, effective Wednesday. And the man who is taking over as interim GM, coach Adam Gase, does not think Bell is worth what the Jets paid the 27-year-old running back.

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Le ’ Veon Bell remembers being on the other sideline when Miami running back Jay Ajayi ran for 204 The Dolphins’ coach was Adam Gase . Bell , the Jets ’ marquee free-agent signing, is confident that Bell acknowledges there will be some rust and that he needs to get into game shape after sitting out

Le ’ Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Bell ’ s arrival should electroshock an offense that languished near the bottom of most statistical Adams left no secret this offseason that he was recruiting Bell to join the Jets , repeatedly sending

According to the New York Daily News and NFL Network, Bell's contract was the big source of the rift between Gase and Maccagnan that led to their poorly timed breakup, just weeks after the 2019 NFL Draft.

Now the situation is being framed as Gase "still liking the player" despite not liking the contract. But Bell just came from a team in Pittsburgh that did not want to pay him what he thought he was worth, and the Steelers moved on by featuring a much cheaper running back in James Conner.

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Le ' Veon Bell has spent enough time around Jets for Adam Gase . Gang Green and top free-agent running back Le ’ Veon Bell struck a deal just after midnight for the two-time All-Pro to join Le ’ Veon Bell got a lot of grief from Twitter for Bell , 27, gives the Jets a threat at running back they have not

New Jets running back Le ’ Veon Bell has racked up nearly 8,000 total yards across five NFL seasons. Through 2016, it looked as if Bell may have been worse for all the wear from his historic rushing and receiving workload The Jets seem to have needed Bell more than Bell needed the Jets .

The Jets needed Bell to arrive hungry for a fresh start with the chance to help turn an up-and-coming offense into a winner. Now when he steps into his first round of real offseason workouts with his new team, he will be going to work for a coach who does not fully believe the RB should be there.

Gase, still touted as one of the league's smartest offensive minds at age 41, is coming off a coaching stint with the Dolphins in which he got limited returns. During his three seasons in Miami, the team finished 17th, 28th and 26th in scoring and 24th, 25th and 31st in total offense. During that same span, the Jets were 30th, 24th and 23rd in scoring and 26th, 28th, 29th in total offense.

Money was not an issue for the Jets in free agency, and they needed a complete, savvy feature back to be the centerpiece of the offense to both take pressure off and further the development of potential franchise quarterback Sam Darnold. Maccagnan was right in knowing it was time to splurge on Bell and not settle for a change of pace such as Gase's reported choice, Tevin Coleman.

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Adam Gase apparently didn’t want Le ’ Veon Bell , so is there a way for the Jets to cut Bell loose early? After Le ’ Veon Bell sat out the entire 2018 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was certainly some risk in signing him. But the New York Jets took the plunge, signing Bell to a four-year

Gase absolutely did not want to sign Le ’ Veon Bell , per sources. In fact, he made it clear that he didn’t want to spend Liked the player, didn’t love the money is how I heard it on Le ’ Veon Bell . Adam Gase also didn’t love the price Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.

Gase may think he does not need a back like Bell, but he does, which does not bode well for the prospect of the coach using the RB as much (and as well) as he should.

Further, Gase's history with lead running backs should concern Bell.

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Last season, it was clear that Kenyan Drake was the most dynamic option on the Dolphins' offense, yet Gase was fickle about Drake's workload to the point where the RB, relegated to a committe, was an afterthought in several games. In 2017, when it looked like Jay Ajayi was set to build on a big Year 2 with Gase, the coach cooled off quickly on the player. Ajayi was then traded to the Eagles at midseason.

The optimism around what Bell can bring to the Jets' offense is being replaced by questions about whether he and Gase were really meant to mesh. Bell took the money, but he might not be able to run with it as much as he wants.

Before the bitter end, there were good times for Bell with the Steelers. At least he knew where he stood both on and off the field with that organization, for better or for worse. Winning a lot of games along the way helped.

Away from Pittsburgh, it didn't take long for Bell to get a taste of full-on dysfunction.

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