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Andy Reid And The Chiefs Will Eventually Send ‘Bad Boy’ Running Back Le’Veon Bell To Death Row

Total271 Chiefs coach Andy Reid and team general manager Brett Veach are the Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy of the NFL.  They’re the head of Bad Boy Football. Can’t nobody hold them down. They love giving nasty boys one more chance. They believe in mo players no problems. Reid and Veach are close like Starsky More

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Written by Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock is a longtime sports writer, TV personality, radio host, podcaster and the newest member of the Outkick family.
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    • It’s probably because the Chiefs are thin at running back. They did the same thing with McCoy last year and got a few good games out of him.

      I assume Edwards-Helaire is still the #1, but reducing his load mid season could help down the stretch. Last year McCoy didn’t even play in the playoffs. Just a thought.

      As far as the locker room, it’s not like he’s coming in as a coveted superstar. Bell and Brown didn’t realize how great they had it in Pittsburgh.

  1. Jason, as we VIP’s keep saying, your writing ability is second to none. You stand alone. Whether you are giving us insight into life, into football, or into player/agent dynamics, your way with words is amazing. You excel in your profession far, far more than Lebron does in his (not that I think you compare yourself to Lebron in any way, I”m just saying)

  2. Jason, I’m puzzled by the move. I can’t believe the Chiefs signed him. I’m hoping there was an impassioned plea on Bell’s part, and a heart to heart discussion with Andy Reid. If Bell has changed, he could be a strong asset. What I would have rather seen Is the Chiefs acquiring some more help for the offensive line. That is far more pressing than RB help. Let’s hope Mahomes is a strong enough leader along with Chris Jones to keep Bell towing the line. #GoChiefs

  3. Bell will have a limited roll on the team. Edwards-Haleaire has had difficulty in short yardage situations and, even beyond that, he’s not a big guy. Bell is – plus he has lots of experience in gaining yards, even when opponents focus on him running the ball. Its an easy short term fix. Nothing more and nothing less.

  4. Adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s: THE BELLS…

    “Hear the tolling of the Bell—
    haughty Bell!
    What a world of trouble his attitude compels!
    From the anger in his voice
    And the absence of remorse.
    To the unrelenting menace of his tone!
    Every move that he envisions
    Is a Le’Veon decision
    All for me and me alone.
    How he whines, whines, whines
    In a sort of Runic rhyme,
    And Oh,
    what a tale of terror his turbulence will tell.
    For once, the vaunted Chiefs have rung the wrong Bell

  5. Great writing Jason! I love it! (Also, I like the pics you and everyone at Outkick put up to accompany the columns. Not just for this column specifically, but in general the pics are really good and there’s been multiple times you’ve had me laughing)

  6. The signing doesn’t seem all that remarkable to me. The Chiefs needed depth at running back. McCoy provided some last year. Bell should be able to do the same.

    A bigger concern is when Watkins is out, the offense struggles. And a lot of money has been spent on guys who make highlight plays on defense (Clark and Jones) but do not take control of a game. Those are bigger issues than a running back signing.

    Le’Veon Bell most likely will neither derail nor propel the Chiefs’ season, which will probably be decent overall. He’s seemingly a LeSean McCoy replacement, which the team needed.

    Sometimes fans incessantly scream to sign a specific player because THAT’S what will push them over the top (somehow Whitlock @ KC and Ty Law come to mind). Last year all the KC sports media were clamoring for Jalen Ramsey when he became available, etc.

    Anyway, this situation doesn’t seem like that. Maybe for better or worse it WILL be a big deal. But this team rests on Andy, Patrick, and Tyrann.

  7. I really like that about Coach Reid. If my memory serves me well, didn’t Reid have a son that had problems and died? I believe Reid takes on these types of projects and usually they workout but my thoughts are Reid is driven by his faith and wants to help people. Moreover there is a need for RB this year. I totally respect Andy Reid. Reid maybe taking on this “cancer” because he has a Hugh heart and there is a need.

    Great article JW as always and great to see you contInue using the gifts God has graced you with!

  8. Did you just see the “mask” wearing announcers in the booth… They looked ridiculous… Grown men on TV social distancing but talking through mask not covering their noses… it’s just silly listening to the muffled Charlie Brown sounding musings of two respected announcers I was watching the Braves anyway but that killed my desire for any more NFL for the week… Not sure I can look at Al Micheals the same after that clownshow…

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