On Wednedsay, Jets S Jamal Adams voiced his displeasures with how the NFL trade deadline went. For a second, it looked like Adams was heading to Dallas to become a Cowboy. And though it didn't happen, it certainly rubbed Adams the wrong way -- enough to tell the world how he felt.
Adams remains steadfast in not wanting to talk to Jets GM Joe Douglas about the situation just yet, saying that things need to cool down first. And while Adams was saying how he felt, Le'Veon Bell made sure to crack a joke on he way past the podium.
Bell, who is usually in high spirits, said on Thursday that he hasn't discussed the situation with Adams at all.
"No I haven't. Honestly I seen him do the interviews and everything yesterday and I was joking with him, but that was it," Bell said. "I ain't really talk to him about, I guess, his tweets and whatever he said. I don't really know what happened. I wasn't really paying attention to it."
Instead of keeping up with Adams' words, Bell said he was at the movies seeing Will Smith's "Gemini Man." But that doesn't mean Bell doesn't feel for his 24-year-old teammate.
Bell admitted that if he was Adams' age, playing for the team that drafted him still, he would feel the same way about seeing his name out in trade rumors.
"When I was 24 years old, I probably would've felt the same way he felt," Bell explained. "But he's a younger guy that hasn't really went through a whole lot. He knows one organization and he feels like, 'I put my heart, blood, sweat and tears in this game, for this organization.' So for somebody to "shop me," he probably felt a little hurt by it or disgruntled. I don't know the word for it, but if I was that age and I was with the Steelers, I would've felt the same way."
Still, Bell said, "I don't think it's a distraction"
Adams said that he had a meeting before the trade deadline with GM Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase to explain that he wanted to stay in New York. He said they felt the same way, but he learned from his agent on Monday that his name was being shopped around.
"I went up and talked to them. I talked to coach Gase and Joe Douglas and the meeting went well in my eyes," Adams said. "I took it one way and obviously I was being shopping Monday so I don't really know. Like I said, the meeting went well, we were on the same page, and I guess they thought something different when the time came."
Bell understands where Adams is coming from, but when addressing his own trade rumors before the deadline, the dynamic running back said he appreciated Douglas' call to reiterate his importance to the franchise and that he wasn't shopping him around. Robby Anderson also accepted Douglas' explanation.
So, while it doesn't look like it will be happening before the game against the Dolphins, Bell knows Adams and Douglas must make peace sooner rather than later.
"They gotta learn to work together, squash it, and move forward," he said. Period."