FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Before training every day, the New York Jets go back Leon says to his teammates in defense, "Give me a little something."
Bell, who was detained outside the preseason games as a precaution, wants to adjust his body to contact before making his Jets debut in Week 1 against buffalo bills. So, in a very inappropriate move backwards, he wants to make a decision.
"Go for the ball, things like that, just so I can prepare," Bell said Wednesday.
The Jets' acclaimed free agent recruitment will sit out Saturday night against the New Orleans Saints, just as he did the first two preseason games. Starters are not expected to play the final of the pre-season. The 27-year-old Bell said he was on board with coach Adam Gasse's decision to avoid him from live action, confident he could get ready for the regular training field season.
Because of his contract dispute last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell has not played a game in 19 months.
"I know that once I get to the game, it's going to be a little different, but it's something I'm going to adjust to," he said. "I've played football all my life."
Bell does not want his teammates to punch, but he said he believes that some contact with his upper body will do him good. If narrowed down, he said he would try to get under their skin by initiating contact.
"I'm trying to do it deliberately, just so I can feel it," he said. "Many times you will start to see guys getting upset and trying to hit me back – and I need that. They won't take me to the ground and they won't walk my feet. When I get hit on top, I have such things need it all. "
Gus increased Bell's annual reps, giving him about 15" touches "a day – a lot of running back. Gus said he thought it was not worth it to expose Bell in the preseason, so he decided to keep his offensive weapon No. 1 on the sideline.
"I don't think I will be given four plays in the preseason will help me in Week 1," Bell said.
To continue to participate, Bell dresses in the first two games and takes part in the preliminary workouts. Sam Darnold couldn't resist the opportunity to move with his new teammate.
"He's there in the pre-game with the pads and he's dancing around," Darnold said. "He's like, 'Come on, guys, quit.' "Brother, you don't even play. Once you start playing, you can start doing these things." "
Gass, who reportedly was not excited by the decision to give a $ 27 million guarantee to
" I can't wait to see what he's doing on Sunday, "he said, who looks back and says he can't wait to see Bell in the game. "When you train, it's fun enough. You can say that a person is a special, special player. "