‘Another Week is Going to Be Helpful For Me’: Le’Veon Bell Reflects on a Winning Debut For Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 01/03/2022, 1:58 PM EST


Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers overcame the New York Jets under controversial circumstances. While Antonio Brown took all the spotlight away from the match, another special moment involved the debut of veteran Le’Veon Bell for Tampa Bay.

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Le’Veon Bell is grateful for playing with the Bucs

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After making a short cameo in his debut for the Bucs, the veteran running back spoke about how grateful he was for being signed by the Bucs. He then added that he will need another week’s worth of practice to get back to his influential self.

“Just playing with these guys and getting comfortable with the guys around me, that’s the biggest part for me, and I think another week is going to be helpful for me,” said Bell.

Le’Veon deals with controversy post debut game

Antonio Brown shocked the NFL world when he left the Bucs mid-way against the Jets. Bell and Brown have been mates for a long time and post-match, the former was asked on his views on the latter’s actions.

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As expected, the running back didn’t speak out against his friend respecting the closeness between the duo. “He’s still one of my close friends,” said Bell. “Like you won’t hear me talking bad about AB at all. Obviously, I understand things happen, but he’s one of my closest friends that I’ve been around.”

Jan 2, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Le’Veon Bell (6) carries the ball as New York Jets linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (55) pursues during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy-Reuters

The veteran player however did say that despite being a good human being, Brown was victim to some terrible decision-making from his end. “Close teammate, overall good person,” said the running back. “Obviously, some bad decision-making sometimes but you know, he’s human. He’s not perfect.”

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What do you think of Le’Veon Bell’s debut performance? Also, does Antonio deserve another chance for redemption? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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