NFL Films signed off on airing of Sam Darnold’s ‘ghosts’ comment
A firestorm has erupted in New York over how an unflattering comment from a mic’d up Sam Darnold made the air during ESPN’s coverage of the Jets’ blowout loss to the Patriots on “Monday Night Football.” © Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsOn Monday, Jets head coach Adam Gase seemingly took aim at ESPN for allowing Darnold’s comments about “seeing ghosts” to hit the airwaves. It turns out that Gase’s ire ought to be directed at NFL Films, not ESPN, according to a report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The New York Jets expected Le’Veon Bell to be the focal point of their offense when they signed him to a massive contract during the offseason, but head coach Adam Gase has not put that plan into action. Coming off a game in which Bell barely got the ball, Gase has had to work through some tension with his star running back.
Bell admitted to reporters on Thursday that he was “frustrated” with only touching the ball 12 times (nine carries and three catches) in last week’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He said he chose not to speak with the media after the game because he didn’t want to say something he would regret, and he instead texted Gase to share his concerns.
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“We had a good little talk. I want to be one of the main reasons for helping the team win,” Bell said,. “I don’t like not being used and we end up losing the game. I felt like I couldn’t help my team out.”
Bell said he would not be upset over his lack of involvement in the offensive game plan if the Jets won, but they have done that only once this year. Gase admitted to reporters that not getting Bell more touches in Jacksonville was “bad” and “on me,” and he said Friday that he has.
Despite averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry, Bell has done and said all the right things this season. He even maintained athis week, and he’s right that the Jets need to get him more involved. Gase may of shelling out huge money to sign Bell, but his job as the team’s coach is to get the most out of his players. At the moment, he is not doing that. Getting Bell the ball more would be a good place to start if Gase wants to fix things.
Jets looking to trade Le’Veon Bell before Tuesday deadline: sources
Could Le’Veon Bell’s time with the Jets already be coming to an end? The Daily News has learned that Gang Green is amenable to dealing the perennial Pro Bowl running back for the right price before the 4 p.m. trade deadline. Although it’s unclear what that price tag has been during discussions, there are legitimate buyers. The Jets would unload a big salary as general manager Joe Douglas looks to reshape the roster. Keep an eye on the Texans, Chiefs and Bills, who could use a dynamic running back. The Eagles likely would love to add Bell, but it appears that it would be cost prohibitive to add him.
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Eww York: Darnold, Jets hold on to beat Jones, Giants 34-27 .
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell scored a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter after a 33-yard pass interference penalty on DeAndre Baker, and the New York Jets rallied and then held on to beat the Giants 34-27 on Sunday for Big Apple bragging rights. Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and ran for another score, and Jamal Adams scored on a 25-yard fumble return on a strip-sack as the Jets (2-7) bounced back from an embarrassing 28-16 loss last week at previously winless Miami.