New York Jets: Adam Gase all charged up to use his new toy, Le’Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase is absolutely licking his chops to design plays for his new toy, running back Le’Veon  Bell.

Adam Gase has spent the early part of the off-season bringing in a whole bunch of big names onto his New York Jets roster.  He has been armed with a roster that Todd Bowles only wishes he had with the Jets.

Nobody bigger was brought in than Le’Veon Bell. As the prize of the free agency period, Bell has posted over 5,336 yards receiving, 2,660 yards receiving and 42 touchdowns (35 on the ground).

Over his five years on the field it was tough to find anybody better.

Now he is a member of the Jets. It hardly seems real.

Adam Gase now gets to design plays to feature the skills of Le’Veon Bell, and he is chomping at the bit to get going:

"“I love his variety,” Adam Gase told NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones over the weekend at the league’s annual meeting. “I love that he could do everything. And I think the more film I watch since we’ve signed him, I think I tried not to tease myself too much by watching too much film. “But since we have signed him, I’ve just amped it up and trying to figure out what has he done in Pittsburgh? You know, how far can we take him? What can we do in the passing game? What do we have to make sure we do right with him in the running game? How do we kind of build this thing around Sam [Darnold], him and some of the other pieces that we have? So you know, it’s been fun to watch, really go back and watch what he’s done in the past.”"

Can you imagine Gase, sitting in the film room, studying Bell tape with an ear to ear grin on his face? It would be like a kid walking up to a candy store. If his eyes were big during the introductory press conference, imagine how big they are when he watches Bell play.

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Gase should be excited. If Bell has taught us anything throughout his career he has taught us that he can do it all. He can block, catch passes and run the rock. That’s the perfect trifecta.

We will learn a lot about the coach by how he uses Bell. If he is as much of an offensive guru as they say he is, Bell will shine.

Let’s watch what he does together.