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 Post subject: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Bell said before practice that he would sit out again or retire next year if they tag me :roll:

He better take care of fucking business

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One of the National Football League's biggest stars says he would consider sitting out a full season, or even retiring, if his team tries to use the league's franchise tag on him for the second straight year.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell made the comments to ESPN, saying that he is optimistic that he won't be forced to make such a decision. "But I would definitely consider it," he said, before Thursday's practice.

Bell played under the franchise tag this season, earning $12.1 million. That number is expected to increase to about $14.5 million next year.

The Steelers can tag a player between February 20 and March 6, with the two sides having until July 16 to agree to a long-term contract.

Bell says he just wants the team to "value me." That after turning down a long-term deal worth up to $30 million for the first two years last offseason.

"Just get the numbers straight exactly where we want them. I'm not going to settle for anything," Bell said. "I know what I do and what I bring to the table. I'm not going out here getting the ball 400 times if I'm not getting what I feel I'm valued at."

Bell caught 85 passes for 655 yards and rushed 321 times for 1,291 yards and scored 11 total touchdowns this season. If he did decide to sit out, Bell acknowledged that his career would likely be over.

"I'm happy where I'm at," he said. "Football is kind of like my job, it's not something that makes me unhappy, but I don't need it to be happy. I've made the money that I feel I needed to make, my family would be good. I don't necessarily care if I get more money or not."

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Bell said before practice that he would sit out again or retire next year if they tag me :roll:

He better take care of fucking business

http://www.wjbdradio.com/national-sport ... -him-again

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One of the National Football League's biggest stars says he would consider sitting out a full season, or even retiring, if his team tries to use the league's franchise tag on him for the second straight year.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell made the comments to ESPN, saying that he is optimistic that he won't be forced to make such a decision. "But I would definitely consider it," he said, before Thursday's practice.

Bell played under the franchise tag this season, earning $12.1 million. That number is expected to increase to about $14.5 million next year.

The Steelers can tag a player between February 20 and March 6, with the two sides having until July 16 to agree to a long-term contract.

Bell says he just wants the team to "value me." That after turning down a long-term deal worth up to $30 million for the first two years last offseason.

"Just get the numbers straight exactly where we want them. I'm not going to settle for anything," Bell said. "I know what I do and what I bring to the table. I'm not going out here getting the ball 400 times if I'm not getting what I feel I'm valued at."

Bell caught 85 passes for 655 yards and rushed 321 times for 1,291 yards and scored 11 total touchdowns this season. If he did decide to sit out, Bell acknowledged that his career would likely be over.

"I'm happy where I'm at," he said. "Football is kind of like my job, it's not something that makes me unhappy, but I don't need it to be happy. I've made the money that I feel I needed to make, my family would be good. I don't necessarily care if I get more money or not."

Ummm...OK :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 pm 
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If he doesn’t care about money, why would he sit out over money? Also, BS someone would turn down a 14m payday when they care bout money; that’s crazy. Threating to sit out is only leverage.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Logic says neither of those things will happen.

Non-story.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
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People saying he was joking.

But he turned down that huge deal before.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Maybe someone in the media can write an article about Bens bathroom escapades or how he's a bad tipper and publish it Sunday morning right before the game.

Mother fuckers. I wish more people got punched in the face.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
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SteelThrillsseeker wrote:
Maybe someone in the media can write an article about Bens bathroom escapades or how he's a bad tipper and publish it Sunday morning right before the game.

Mother fuckers. I wish more people got punched in the face.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:12 pm 
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I totally get not playing for anything less than your number. But his concept of what that number should be are kind of messed up.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Good Lord - the right answer of course is

"We're trying to win a Super Bowl and I have an important playoff game to focus on. There will be plenty of time to deal with my contract once the season is over."

Then he can bitch and moan all he wants about how $14M isn't enough.

Seriously, how much of this year's drama is self inflicted? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Latest Drama Angle - Bell @ next year
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:19 pm 
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The only drama here is if Bell puts up 160 yards per game from scrimmage in the playoffs and we win the SB. The only thing he has not done is perform in the playoffs. If he does then he has all the cards. If Bell is in the top 2 in SBMVP voting --FO and fans would be out of reasons not to pay him what he wants.

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