The New York Jets reprising Le’Veon Bell didn’t look happy after his team’s 30-10 defeat to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Bell declined requests for post-match interviews as the Jets dropped to 0-5 in the year with all five losses by at least 11 points. Instead, he seemed to take a subtle note of frustration on Twitter by “liking” tweets that reflected on why Bell had only one goal in the pass game against Arizona.
Bell’s unhappiness made coach Adam Gase unhappy.
Via SNY, Gase said on Monday that he doesn’t appreciate Bell expressing his frustrations through social media.
“I hate this is the way we go with all of this instead of telling me about it, but it’s the way guys want to do it nowadays,” Gase said.
Bell had 13 carries for 60 yards and took a pass for seven yards in the defeat to Arizona.
None of the Jets will be happy with their current situation. They are a struggling team that already knows they are playing the string with a coach at Gase who may not survive the season. The frustration is understandable, and Gase certainly understands why Bell would be frustrated.
“No, I haven’t had a chance to talk to him about those specific topics yet. He’s what he is,” Gase explained. “I know he’s frustrated because we didn’t win. It wasn’t necessarily the plan not to target him in the passing game. In the end it was because of how they were playing us. That’s what it is. You just have to try to find ways to moving football is all we’re trying to do, it doesn’t always go exactly as planned.
“I get that from the aspect of players who get frustrated when they feel they should be targeted more or get more touches. There are a lot of guys who feel this way and we just have to get back to work and find ways to engage the players. our boys “.