The New York Jets are one of the bigger disappointments of the 2019 season, as plenty of factors contributed to their overall inability to win football games. However, Le’Veon Bell is looking at this season from a different perspective.
Bell’s first season at the MetLife isn’t exactly blowing people out of the water, especially if his performance during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers is considered. However, he remains thankful that he’s able to play the game he loves at the highest level once again.
“I feel like I’ve been running hard, breaking a lot of tackles, and I haven’t dropped a ball all year,” Bell said Friday before the Jets traveled to Cincinnati. “I’ve been doing great in blitz pickups and pass protection. I haven’t been making a lot of mental mistakes and any time they call upon me, I make a play. This is some of the best football I’ve played in my whole career. I don’t care what the stats say.”
He knows that the Jets have been far from convincing this season. However, he’s attributing it more to Adam Gase getting used to his skill set. Now that they’ve had the time to gel, Gase is getting a good idea of how to use him right.
“Now, we have more flow, so [Gase] is able to move me around a little more because he knows I have a better understanding of the offense and I’ve been putting good football on tape,” Bell said. “He’s been finding different ways to utilize me other than the running game, so hopefully we continue to grow with that.”
The 27-year-old running back has had a mediocre season so far. He has just 557 yards and three rushing touchdowns to his name through 11 games. However, fans can and should expect to see better performances from him in the remaining games of the season.