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    Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    This should generate a calm, rationale, and reasonable discussion...

    There are certainly some fascinating things brought up in the interview.

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    Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Hard to listen to

    What point does he talk about the contract? Anyone know?


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    Hard to listen to…

    What point does he talk about the contract? Anyone know?
    about the 50 min mark
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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by T&B fan View Post
    about the 50 min mark
    Thank you. I listened to about 35 minutes and couldnt tolerate it anymore. The host is pretty bad too


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    "$13 million a year? Why y'all gonna send me the same contract again that I already turned down?"

    *proceeds to sign for $13 million a year with NY*

    It was certainly a well thought-out stand on principle.
    An empty victory is a victory nonetheless.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by steelreserve View Post
    "$13 million a year? Why y'all gonna send me the same contract again that I already turned down?"

    *proceeds to sign for $13 million a year with NY*

    It was certainly a well thought-out stand on principle.
    I guess its the thought process that whats the worst that can happen, I get offered similar money from somewhere elseso why not take a shot at more? Only he lost $13-14 million in the processseems logical


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    His career never recovered because he never fit in anywhere. He forgot football is a team sport.
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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by ALLD View Post
    His career never recovered because he never fit in anywhere. He forgot football is a team sport.
    ……and only the Steelers O-linemen knew how to block for his weird running style……That “pause and go”.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Hind-sight is always 20/20. I'm glad he can now look back and see his mistakes, and is able to admit them. Hopefully this will make him a better mentor for others. But, I don't see why the Steelers owe him any favors or why they should let him re-sign and retire as a Steeler. If they grant his request, great. He's beyond helping the team now. This is all about him.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    Hind-sight is always 20/20. I'm glad he can now look back and see his mistakes, and is able to admit them. Hopefully this will make him a better mentor for others. But, I don't see why the Steelers owe him any favors or why they should let him re-sign and retire as a Steeler. If they grant his request, great. He's beyond helping the team now. This is all about him.
    I kinda never really thought of bringing him back but since you brought it up, the idea intrigues me. I wouldn't be opposed to bringing him in to see if he has anything left in the tank. If after the eval, he's a little better than McFarland, I see no harm in signing him. I can't see how he's not more talented...within 42 carries, I think Bell, without being looked at, can be better than McFarland. How long is McFarland going to steal a paycheck? He and Anthony Miller should be brought up on charges. Two very wasted roster spots...


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    I kinda never really thought of bringing him back but since you brought it up, the idea intrigues me. I wouldn't be opposed to bringing him in to see if he has anything left in the tank. If after the eval, he's a little better than McFarland, I see no harm in signing him. I can't see how he's not more talented...within 42 carries, I think Bell, without being looked at, can be better than McFarland. How long is McFarland going to steal a paycheck? He and Anthony Miller should be brought up on charges. Two very wasted roster spots...
    Well, he carried the ball in 2021 39 times for 101 yards. And 5 receptions. That is 44 touches. Does it compare?

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    He could've gone down as one of the greats.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    The guy openly admitted to smoking pot before games, then in the next breath wants to still play... just pure stupidity. That's the kind of stuff you talk about AFTER you're done playing, especially since it is still against NFL policy.

    I'm sorry but I want no part of this dude in the locker room. If the Steelers want to sign him to a one day deal to let him announce his retirement, fine, but again I don't want him anywhere near the locker room. Bell & AB were great but also a cancer on that 2017 team that should have won.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by EzraTank View Post
    The guy openly admitted to smoking pot before games, then in the next breath wants to still play... just pure stupidity. That's the kind of stuff you talk about AFTER you're done playing, especially since it is still against NFL policy.

    I'm sorry but I want no part of this dude in the locker room. If the Steelers want to sign him to a one day deal to let him announce his retirement, fine, but again I don't want him anywhere near the locker room. Bell & AB were great but also a cancer on that 2017 team that should have won.
    Those 2(AB and Bell)as good as they were,they were also a big reason(with Martavis) why the lockerroom was so toxic at the end of the killer B's era....Big time drama every week!

    It was embarrassing....Some steelers team were worse on the field than the killer B's era but the killer B's era were the most disappointing era in steelers history, in big moment and also off the field with drama every week

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    From all I’ve heard, Bell was a great teammate. I never heard anything about him being a cancer in the locker room. He just chose not to play when he was tagged the second time. That being said, I have no interest in having him back. All the linemen who knew how to block for him are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    Hind-sight is always 20/20. I'm glad he can now look back and see his mistakes, and is able to admit them. Hopefully this will make him a better mentor for others. But, I don't see why the Steelers owe him any favors or why they should let him re-sign and retire as a Steeler. If they grant his request, great. He's beyond helping the team now. This is all about him.
    This is something all teams do. Let a player sign a one-day contract and retire. It's something the Steelers should do because it's (1) tradition and (2) classy, and if the Steelers aren't those two things, they're just another one-of-the-mill organization.


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    This is something all teams do. Let a player sign a one-day contract and retire. It's something the Steelers should do because it's (1) tradition and (2) classy, and if the Steelers aren't those two things, they're just another one-of-the-mill organization.
    I'm just wondering if Bell earned that honor. He didn't lead us to a championship.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    I'm just wondering if Bell earned that honor. He didn't lead us to a championship.
    Neither did Rod Woodson.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    I'm just wondering if Bell earned that honor. He didn't lead us to a championship.
    If he is not honored by the steelers it will be because of the way it ended...Football is still a team sports...

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    The guy wanted money. He held out for money. He eventually screwed himself and left. No where did he ever besmirch the Steelers Organization. He didnt create near the drama that AB did and shouldnt be put in that category. Did he create a story for the media? Sure he didjust like 1/3 of the league does.

    Not nearly the problem that scorned fans like to think he was.


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    This is something all teams do. Let a player sign a one-day contract and retire. It's something the Steelers should do because it's (1) tradition and (2) classy, and if the Steelers aren't those two things, they're just another one-of-the-mill organization.
    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    The guy wanted money. He held out for money. He eventually screwed himself and left. No where did he ever besmirch the Steelers Organization. He didn’t create near the drama that AB did and shouldn’t be put in that category. Did he create a story for the media? Sure he did…just like 1/3 of the league does.

    Not nearly the “problem” that scorned fans like to think he “was”.
    Like I said if he wants to sign a one day deal to retire a Steeler, absolutely, but it sounds like he wants to sign and still try to play. For that I'm going to have to say no way, unless he just wants to be a backup, but as others have said none of these linemen know how to block for him and this is now Harris's team. Warren is more than capable as a backup.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by EzraTank View Post
    Like I said if he wants to sign a one day deal to retire a Steeler, absolutely, but it sounds like he wants to sign and still try to play. For that I'm going to have to say no way, unless he just wants to be a backup, but as others have said none of these linemen know how to block for him and this is now Harris's team. Warren is more than capable as a backup.
    He should definitely be a back up if hes signing anywhereif he thinks hes starting materialgood for him, good attitude to have but hes not gonna be signed anywhere as that. Hed have to earn that.


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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    The guy wanted money. He held out for money. He eventually screwed himself and left. No where did he ever besmirch the Steelers Organization. He didn’t create near the drama that AB did and shouldn’t be put in that category. Did he create a story for the media? Sure he did…just like 1/3 of the league does.

    Not nearly the “problem” that scorned fans like to think he “was”.
    It was not as bad like AB at the end but it was still bad when the talks around Bell at the end was when he was going to show up and Bell was doing nothing to help himself with some stupid tweet...that was such a mystery....we must not forget his suspensions too in the past, so although it was not at the AB level, it was still bad that I don't want a situation like this to happen again for the steelers

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    any player that asks for guaranteed money imo is showing that they're unwilling to bet on themselves, the steelers did the right move by not budging.
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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    Neither did Dermontti Dawson, Chad Brown, Mark Bruener, and so on.
    My gut reaction is that Woodson and those guys are more worthy of the honor.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    F bell. he CHOSE to leave the steelers. they made him a very generous, more than fair offer and he still walked. retire a jet dickhead.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    My gut reaction is that Woodson and those guys are more worthy of the honor.
    I don't think playing for 5 seasons with the team, winning nothing of note, and then quitting on the team because of your own ego in possibly the dumbest contract dispute in history, qualifies you as a "lifelong member" of the team or deserving of any special honor.

    What are the odds that we'd get two potential all-time talented players at their positions at the same time, and they were also two of the league's all-time meatheads who malfunctioned within about 6 months of each other.
    An empty victory is a victory nonetheless.

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    Re: Didnt Want To Leave Pittsburgh: LeVeon Bell Explains Contract Dispute, Why He Left Steelers For Jets

    I think Bell will come back. As a retired player and be a quality rep for the Steelers. Think about Santonio Holmes back in the day....traded away after being a moron. He considers himself a Steeler after leaving under arguably worse circumstances than Bell.

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