Former New York Jets players Jamal Adams and Le’Veon Bell didn’t exactly have great weekends with their new teams.
The Sunday New York Jets fan rite of passage is quick to spot. Watch your beloved Jets lose another game while keeping an eye on former Jets around the league. Watch them flourish, then point the finger at Adam Gase and the Jets for not properly utilizing each individual.
Not that Gase has been the football coaching messiah over the last couple of years, but it’s starting to become clear that at least one of his former pieces had already hit a point of no return.
Take Le’Veon Bell for example. The entirety of Jets fandom thought he’d explode in Kansas City with Andy Reid. Instead, through three games, the man has tallied just 54 yards on 16 carries for a terrible 3.4 yards per carry over three games in Kansas City.
After going for just seven yards and six attempts against the Jets last week, Bell followed it up with eight yards on four carries against the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday.
Le'Veon Bell 2020 rushing:
With Jets: 74 yards on 19 carries (3.9 YPC)
With Chiefs: 54 yards on 16 carries (3.4 YPC)
It's really tough for fans to accept/realize how old 27 or 28 is at the RB position, and I'm not sure why. Gore doesn't make sense. #TakeFlight
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) November 9, 2020
In addition, another former Jet, Jamal Adams, had a rough one.
Adams played well defensively. He finished his team’s loss to the Buffalo Bills with 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits, a tackle for loss and five total tackles, but his team took a major hit.
Buffalo scored 44 points on Seattle’s defense and Adams found himself in a mini-spat with head coach Pete Carroll on the sideline at one point.
— Follow @Dubs408 (@NotDubs408) November 8, 2020
There have been many more weeks this year that have showcased former Jets getting the better of their former team when judging from afar (i.e. Robby Anderson). Week 9, however, has already featured two former Jets having miserable times.
Then again, the Jets haven’t yet played—which could drastically change everything.