Le’Veon Bell Explains Rebuke Of Andy Reid
Le’Veon Bell is an imposing force in the backfield of any offense, but at times his comments outside the lines of the football field are cause for question and concern. Bell has once again injected himself into the center of a media frenzy with his recent comment that he would never again play for his former coach Andy Reid.
The comments follow Bell’s 2020 campaign in which the running back received nearly zero playing time during the playoffs. The comment is sure to negatively impact Bell’s stock with potential suitors for his talents, as he is still unsigned with approximately two months until the start of the 2021 season.
Bell attempted to do some damage control, stating that he loved everything about Kansas City – besides the organization’s head coach, of course. The response can be seen in a tweet sent from his personal account.
“I said what I said & I don’t regret at all what I said…for those who have a PERSONAL PROBLEM with me because of what I SAID, that’s fine…you have your right! just understand I ALSO have MY RIGHT for how I feel about MY PERSONAL problem with dude because of what HE SAID to me,” Bell wrote in a tweet.
I said what I said & I don’t regret at all what I said…for those who have a PERSONAL PROBLEM with me because of what I SAID, that’s fine…you have your right! just understand I ALSO have MY RIGHT for how I feel about MY PERSONAL problem with dude because of what HE SAID to me
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) June 14, 2021
Former teammate and current Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu did not take kindly to the comments about his coach. Mathieu seemed to insinuate that Bell was an excuse-maker who sought to blame others for his lack of playing time while suiting up for Kansas City.
Regardless, Bell still put up fairly impressive numbers during his tenure with the Chiefs. The veteran averaged 4 yards per carry, and caught approximately 76% of the passes thrown to him. This type of production is deeply needed by teams such as the Lions and the Ravens, although it is unknown how much interest these teams have in striking a deal with the former Steelers star. Only time will tell if Bell’s most recent comments will be a permanent thorn in the side of an otherwise productive career.