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 Post subject: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:02 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Is Bell missing OTAs and training camp such a bad thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:52 pm 
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StillerInCT wrote:
Is Bell missing OTAs and training camp such a bad thing?


Over the last couple seasons, he's gotten off to pretty slow starts, and you could definitely blame it on reps/timing in OTAs/TC. If the plan is "run the wheels off," though, maybe the extra reps saved begat extra reps later.

Will Fitch's offense be significantly different from Haleyball? Bell is playing for a contract this year, and he's betting, obviously, that it won't be.


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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:07 pm 
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I normally don't say much, but get rid of him.


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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:57 pm 
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StillerInCT wrote:
Is Bell missing OTAs and training camp such a bad thing?



I think it could be great for Jaylin Samuels. The competition behind Bell is very, very underwhelming. That #2 job could become Samuels if he really is as smart and as good as advertised. And Bell is going to wait until the very last minute to sign that franchise tender, last year wasn't it September 1st that he signed it? So, Samuels could be getting a lot of reps during training camp, during the preseason games, etc.

It is ironic really, if Samuels does end up having the rookie year that I think he can, 40 catches, maybe 1,000 all purpose yards (300 rushing, 400 receiving, 300 kick returns), 7 TDs, it may just mean that Bell does not have the gaudy numbers that he was hoping to get heading into free agency. Samuels has a chance to stealthly come in and steal playing time and production from Bell, and all because Bell will wait until September to sign his tender.

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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:19 pm 
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StillerInCT wrote:
Is Bell missing OTAs and training camp such a bad thing?


Using last year as an indicator..., missing OTA's, Camp and Preseason..., Yes! It is bad for timing, continuity and football shape. Took this jackwagon a month [roughly] before he was in football shape and longer to get on the same page as the offense. Even then Bell looked like he'd lost a step in the offseason that he never really fully re-discovered all season long. Bell is on the outside looking in it just hasn't physically happened yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:00 pm 
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When people say that Bell is going to continue to get the ball 100% of the time, I just disagree with that. There is nothing wrong with having a two headed RB attack, in fact it is more productive if you have two players that complement each other or are interchangeable.

Here is a game, what RB did which production:

(1) 350 carries, 1,852 yards, 5.3 yards per carry, 20 TDs, 139 receptions, 1,242 yards, 8.9 yard per catch and 5 TDs, 25 total TDs, 3,094 combined yardage.

(2) 345 carries, 1,599 yards, 4.6 yards per carry, 19 TDs, 85 receptions, 883 yards, 10.3 yards per catch, 5 TDs, 24 total TDs, 2,482 combined yardage.

(3) 321 carries, 1,291 yards, 4.0 yards per carry, 9 TDs, 85 receptions, 655 yards, 7.7 yards per catch, 2 TDs, 11 total TDs, 1,946 combined yardage.

Leveon Bell produced (3). The first two lines of stats were produced by a 1-2 combo, a 1a, 1b duo.

Ingram and Kamara produced (1) for the New Orleans Saints last season. Freeman/Coleman produced (2) for the Falcons in their Super Bowl season of 2016. I would rather have a 1-2 punch at RB that is able to produce like they did, able to score 24-25 TDs in a season rather than have a Bell by himself who scores 11 TDs in a season.

Tennessee went and got Dion Lewis to complement Derrick Henry. Chicago drafted Tarik Cohen to complement Jordan Howard. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having more than one RB who can play and be productive.

Leveon Bell is soon going to learn this lesson. I think Fitchner IS going to change things, I think the ball is going to be distributed more, I think Brown and Bell will see their production come down. With JuJu, McDonald, Samuels, Washington, there is no damn good reason for Bell to have more than 60 receptions, or for Brown to have 100+ anymore. They have to distribute the football, there are playmakers everywhere, at each level, there is no need to continue to excessively feed/force the ball to Bell and Brown.

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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:47 pm 
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id be glad if we got a starter on defense for this distraction..hes on the down hill side of his career and not worth the cap hit. let alone the drama from his actions and mouth.


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 Post subject: Re: Bell Skipping OTA's
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 pm 
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While there's nothing wrong (and in fact, a lot of positives) to being multiple at RB, I will need to see it to believe it while Bell is in the fold.


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