Le’Veon Bell is simply disappointed in himself after the New York Jets suffered a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles to fall to 0-4.
Those who thought the New York Jets would flip the switch coming out of the BYE week were dead wrong. Gang Green is officially back to the drawing board after they dropped their fourth consecutive loss to start the season. The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the visiting Jets by a score of 31-6 on Sunday.
One of the weapons that didn’t showcase his most dominant performance for New York was Le’Veon Bell. The newly-acquired Pro Bowl running back was overwhelmed by the Philly defense, gaining just 43 yards on 15 carries. He additionally caught seven balls for 45 yards through the air. Ultimately, Bell was disappointed with his inability to step up.
“There’ve been times where I’ve played for other offenses and we’ve struggled, too,” he said, per Howie Kussoy of the New York Post.
“No matter who they’re focused on, or whatever, it’s football. So any opportunity I get a chance to make a play, I gotta make the play. I think I could’ve played better today. If everybody in the locker room doesn’t feel the same way, they probably shouldn’t be here.”
Bell hasn’t had the easiest time since coming over to the Jets. Through four games, he’s averaged 2.9 yards-per-carry with just 206 yards and zero touchdowns. He’s also caught 27 balls for 166 yards and one score through the air.
But when you consider the offensive line Bell’s running behind, you start to realize the run-game struggles aren’t entirely his fault. New York’s front-five is last in the NFL with 23 allowed sacks. Additionally, they’re tied for last with 40 allowed hits on the quarterback.
The Jets will play host to the Dallas Cowboys this coming Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.