Le’Veon Bell made it known he hated playing for Andy Reid. The Chiefs coach, on the other hand, is taking the high road.
“I really enjoyed my time with him here,” Reid told reporters Thursday. “I appreciated the way he handled things and did his business. He had some productive downs for us. But I’m pulling for him in the future. That’s how I roll. People say things. They say stuff. I move on and wish him the best.”
Bell, who signed with Kansas City last season after being released by the Jets, commented on an Instagram post that he would rather “retire” than play for the Super Bowl-winning head coach again.
This sparked some backlash from Chiefs fans and his former teammates. Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu was especially enraged by Bell’s comments.
“These fellas will blame everybody for their lack of success. That’s how I know I’m built different,” Mathieu tweeted.
Bell decided to stick up for himself. In a series of tweets, he fired back at anyone who had a problem with what he said.
“I said what I said & I don’t regret at all what I said…for those who have a PERSONAL PROBLEM with me because of what I SAID, that’s fine…you have your right! just understand I ALSO have MY RIGHT for how I feel about MY PERSONAL problem with dude because of what HE SAID to me” Bell said in a series of tweets.
As a member of the Chiefs, Bell rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns but received just two carries during their Divisional Round win over Cleveland and didn’t play in the AFC Championship game or the Super Bowl. He sat on the bench as the bulk of the carries going to Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams.
Bell doesn’t have many regrets about his time in Kansas City, nor does he regret what he said about the legendary coach. The only regret that Bell has regarding his statement is that he wishes he didn’t call out the coach publicly on social media.
“I’ll admit that’s somethin I could’ve and should’ve kept to myself & I apologize about that and that only… but I don’t regret what I said, because that’s how I feel…” Bell tweeted.
The 29-year-old Bell is still a free agent, saying he’ll sign when he’s ready. He is looking to sign with his fourth team in five years.