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BigChiefFan
01-08-2005, 11:55 PM
PRO: Bell quickly established him as one of the top inside linebackers in the NFL …was named as an alternate to the 2004 Pro Bowl…finished second on the team with 108 total tackles (88 solos)…also was credited with five sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble…had one interception he returned for 42 yards…is a ferocious hitter with outstanding speed…was selected the 2001 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, the first Steelers to earn the award since Jack Lambert in 1974…was selected as a first alternate to the 2003 Pro Bowl…also was named The Sporting News’ 2001Defensive Rookie of the Year…was selected as the recipient of the 2001 Joe Greene Award, presented to the team’s Rookie of the Year as selected by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.

2003: 9/7 vs. Baltimore: Recorded his first career interception and returned it 42 yards, which thwarted a potential Baltimore scoring drive in Steelers’ territory…logged 52 defensive plays…finished with four total tackles (two solos)…also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure. 9/14 at Kansas City: Registered three solo tackles…played all 57 defensive snaps. 9/21 at Cincinnati: Had one of his best games of the early season…registered his first two sacks of the season, totaling 17 yards…finished with five total tackles (all solos)…logged 37 defensive plays. 9/28 vs. Tennessee: Produce another strong game…finished with a team-high 11 tackles (eight solos), including 2½ tackles for losses of six yards…also was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure. 10/5 vs. Cleveland: Led the team with 12 total tackles (10 solos)…also had 4½ tackles for losses or no gain…was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure. 10/12 at Denver: Registered four total tackles (all solos)…logged 48 defensive plays. 10/26 vs. St. Louis: Finished with five solo tackles…played 61 defensive snaps. 11/2 at Seattle: Recorded five total tackles (four solos)…was credited with one sack for seven yards…played 47 defensive snaps. 11/9 vs. Arizona: Registered six total tackles (three solos)…also was credited with one pass defensed…logged 46 defensive plays. 11/17 at San Francisco: Registered eight solo tackles. 11/23 at Cleveland: Made two huge back-to-back hits for no gain to stop a potential Cleveland scoring drive on which the Browns had a first-and-goal from the six…finished with 3½ tackles for losses or no gain, totaling five yards…was credited with 11 total tackles (eight solos)…also caused one fumble…played 51 defensive snaps. 11/30 vs. Cincinnati: Registered six total tackles (five solos)…logged 40 defensive plays. 12/7 vs. Oakland: Finished with eight total tackles (six solos)…logged 37 defensive plays. 12/14 at N.Y. Jets: Registered a team-high 10 total (seven solos)…logged 60 defensive plays. 12/21 vs. San Diego: Recorded four solo tackles…also was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure…played 48 defensive snaps. 12/28 at Baltimore: Finished with for solo tackles…also was credited with one sack…played 49 defensive snaps.

2002: 9/9 at New England: Aggravated his left ankle sprain and saw limited action…played just 12 defensive snaps…registered two tackles (one solo). 9/15 vs. Oakland: Was deactivated because of his ankle injury. 9/29 vs. Cleveland: Was inactive for the second straight week with his ankle injury. 10/6 at New Orleans: Was inactive for third straight week. 10/13 at Cincinnati: Deactivate for fourth straight week. 10/21 vs. Indianapolis: Returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the season-opener…played 39 defensive snaps…finished with five total tackles (three solos). 10/27 at Baltimore: Finished with eight total tackles (seven solos)…also was credited with three quarterback hits/pressures and a pass defense…logged 53 defensive plays. 11/3 at Cleveland: Logged 17 defensive plays…finished with three total tackles (two solos)…also tipped a pass that was intercepted by Brent Alexander early in the third quarter. 11/10 vs. Atlanta: Finished with four total tackles (three solos)…was credited with one quarterback hit/pressure. 11/17 at Tennessee: Registered seven total tackles (four solos)…also was credited with one quarterback hit/pressure…played 58 defensive snaps. 11/24 vs. Cincinnati: Finished with three solo tackles…played 34 defensive snaps. 12/1 at Jacksonville: Had two sacks and first since the Oct. 27 Baltimore game…finished with five total tackles (three solos)…logged 28 defensive plays. 12/8 vs. Houston: Registered his third sack in two games…tied (with Lee Flowers) for team honors with seven total tackles (six solos)…also was credited with a quarterback hit/pressure and three tackles for no gain…logged 36 defensive plays. 12/15 vs. Carolina: Registered his fourth sack in three games…finished with five total tackles (four solos)…played 31 defensive snaps. 12/23 at Tampa Bay: Registered five solo tackles, including two tackles for losses of three yards…also recovered one fumble on a sack by Casey Hampton. 12/29 vs. Baltimore: Left the game in the midway through the third quarter with an ankle injury…finished with two solo tackles…also was credited with one pass defensed. 1/5 vs. Cleveland: Made a surprise recovery from his ankle injury and produce an incredible performance…finished with nine tackles (eight solos), including 2½ tackles for losses totaling six. 1/11 at Tennessee: Started but was unable to play past his first couple series…finished with two assists in his limited action.

2001: 9/9 at Jacksonville: Started his first game as a pro but saw limited action after suffering a sprained right ankle during the second defensive series…logged 11 plays. 9/30 at Buffalo: Had a big day and seemingly recovered from an ankle injury that forced him to miss most of the first game…logged 34 defensive plays…finished with 12 total tackles (11 solos)…also was credited two quarterback hurries/pressures. 10/7 vs. Cincinnati: Had what Coach Bill Cowher called a "tone-setting" sack, the first of his pro career…finished with eight total tackles…also was credited with a forced fumble and one quarterback hurry/pressure…logged 42 defensive plays. 10/14 at Kansas City: Was very active and applied some big hits, especially on quarterback Trent Green…was credited with two sacks for 14 yards…logged 44 defensive plays…finished with seven total tackles (four solos)…also was credited with three quarterback hurries/pressures. 10/21 at Tampa Bay: Played 36 defensive snaps…finished with five total tackles (three solos)…also was credited with two quarterback hurries/pressures. 10/29 vs. Tennessee: Registered his fourth sack of the season…logged 31 defensive plays…finished with nine tackles (eight solos)…also had his fourth sack of the season and had two quarterback hurries/pressures. 11/4 vs. Baltimore: Played 34 defensive snaps…finished with six total tackles (five solos)…also was credited with two quarterback hurries/pressures. 11/11 at Cleveland: Logged 46 defensive snaps…finished with four total tackles…also was credited with a sack and two quarterback hurries/pressures. 11/18 vs. Jacksonville: Produced another stellar effort…played 33 defensive snaps…registered two more sacks, giving him seven for the season…also forced a fumble on one of his sacks and was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure. 11/25 at Tennessee: Logged 44 defensive plays…finished with seven total tackles (all solos)…also was credited one quarterback hurry/pressure. 12/2 vs. Minnesota: Played 30 defensive snaps…finished with one tackle. 12/9 vs. N.Y. Jets: Logged 32 defensive plays…finished with five solo tackles. 12/16 at Baltimore: Played 31 defensive snaps…finished with three tackles (two solos), including one for a loss of four yards. 12/23 vs. Detroit: Logged 37 defensive snaps… finished with four total tackles (three solos)…also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure. 12/30 at Cincinnati: Played 58 defensive snaps…finished with four tackles (three solos)…also had two quarterback hurries/pressures. 1/6/02 vs. Cleveland: Had another electrifying game…finished with a team-high nine tackles (seven solos)…also had two sacks, the third time this season he has recorded multiple sacks in a game. 1/20 vs. Baltimore: Tied Dewayne Washington for team tackle honors with six total tackles (four solos)…also had one pass defensed. 1/27 vs. New England: Had another big game, finishing with eight solo tackles…also registered a sack and had one pass defensed.

COLLEGE: Bell was the undisputed leader of Georgia's defensive unit…has a great feel for the play while it is developing…has superb quickness and acceleration…is very physical at the point of attack and uses his strength to easily disengage from larger blockers…was a special teams standout with five blocked kicks to his credit… started only 16 games but finished his University of Georgia career with 153 tackles (95 solos), seven quarterback sacks, 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage, five forced fumbles and 14 quarterback pressures…was a 2000 All-American Dream Team choice by The Sports Xchange and an All-Southeastern Conference second-team pick by the league's coaches…started the final 10 games at middle linebacker…finished second on the team with 92 tackles (53 solos)…had two sacks, five stops for losses and a pair of quarterback pressures…caused and recovered two fumbles…intercepted a pass and deflected three others…finished 1999 as the team's fourth leading tackler with 61 tackles (42 solos) despite not starting until the season's sixth game…registered five sacks and 10 stops for losses…was credited with 20 quarterback pressures…forced three fumbles, intercepted three passes and deflected another…set a school single-season record with five blocked kicks…was a Super Prep JUCO 100 selection during his two-year career at Middle Georgia Junior College (1997-98)…recorded 132 tackles with six sacks for a defensive unit that ranked first in the nation in 1998…played fullback in 1997 and gained 689 yards…majored in child and family development.

PERSONAL: Lettered in football at Laney High in Augusta, Ga….earned All-State and Atlanta-Journal Constitution All-South honors…was coached by Otis Smart…also lettered in basketball and track…finished fifth in the state in the shot put as a senior…is the son of Henry and Barbara Booker…Full name: Kendrell Alexander Bell.

DaneMcCloud
01-09-2005, 12:24 AM
I guess you don't follow the Steelers or watch any other team than the Chiefs because this guy is constantly injured and would not be a good pickup, whatsoever.

Dane
~Not interested in Bell

HolmeZz
01-09-2005, 01:11 AM
Is he any worse than what we currently have? No. He's young and has been productive when he's on the field. I'm all for signing him, at the right price.

DTLB58
01-09-2005, 10:51 AM
I guess you don't follow the Steelers or watch any other team than the Chiefs because this guy is constantly injured and would not be a good pickup, whatsoever.

Dane
~Not interested in Bell

2001-Played 16 Games
2002-Played 12 Games
2003-Played 16 Games
2004-Played 3 games so far (questionable for the playoffs divisional roound, won't be a 100% healthy till the offseason with this Groin injury.

So I wouldn't say he is "constantly injured" since 3 of his 4 first years he played 44 of 48 games and then this year had the groin pull. If he can show he has healed and is 100% healthy in the off-season. Sign him :thumb:

wazu
01-09-2005, 10:54 AM
Is this thread just a general "Kendrell Bell is a good player" thread, or is he actually going to be available as a free agent? I can't believe Pittsburgh would let him go.

royr17
01-09-2005, 11:09 AM
If Pitt lets him go, we have no choice, we have to take a shot at him, injury prone or not, we lack a leader on defense and this guy could be that and thats what we need is a true leader on defense.

DJay23
01-09-2005, 11:54 AM
Is this thread just a general "Kendrell Bell is a good player" thread, or is he actually going to be available as a free agent? I can't believe Pittsburgh would let him go.
If the front office in Pittsburgh is anything like their fans, Bell was gone yesterday. The fans here HATE Bell. They think he is a giant pussy, and know that they can win without him. In fact, a couple of my buddies who are Steelers fans make fun of me because a lot of prognosticators have said we'll end up with Bell.

Cochise
01-09-2005, 12:09 PM
This is just the guy we need up in the press box eating nachos.

wazu
01-09-2005, 01:01 PM
If the front office in Pittsburgh is anything like their fans, Bell was gone yesterday. The fans here HATE Bell. They think he is a giant pussy, and know that they can win without him. In fact, a couple of my buddies who are Steelers fans make fun of me because a lot of prognosticators have said we'll end up with Bell.

Please lord, let this happen.

BigChiefFan
01-09-2005, 01:03 PM
Kendrell Bell is a solid as they come Free Agent MLBer. He's leaps and bounds better than what we currently have and we desperately need a field general for the defense. I've like what I have seen in the past of Bell and am shocked by some of the comments regarding Bell being a puss, ect...In 47 games played, Bell has 240 tackles, 18 sacks, and 1 Int. He's also fairly young, but has some upside and experience. I think Bell is better than some give him credit for. He may have been injured, but not as much as some would leave you to believe. BTW, how many games has Kawicka missed? Maslowski?

bricks
01-09-2005, 01:11 PM
Kendrell Bell is a solid as they come Free Agent MLBer. He's leaps and bounds better than what we currently have and we desperately need a field general for the defense. I've like what I have seen in the past of Bell and am shocked by some of the comments regarding Bell being a puss, ect...In 47 games played, Bell has 240 tackles, 18 sacks, and 1 Int. He's also fairly young, but has some upside and experience. I think Bell is better than some give him credit for. He may have been injured, but not as much as some would leave you to believe. BTW, how many games has Kawicka missed? Maslowski?

I have no problems in taking Bell. On the other hand, his injury woes concern me. If healthy he is by FAR better than any LBer we have. I don't think it would be too keen either if we gave him millions and millions of dollars. In other words, depends on his asking price, and prove he can stay healthy.

BigChiefFan
01-09-2005, 01:40 PM
I have no problems in taking Bell. On the other hand, his injury woes concern me. If healthy he is by FAR better than any LBer we have. I don't think it would be too keen either if we gave him millions and millions of dollars. In other words, depends on his asking price, and prove he can stay healthy.His injuries are exactly why I think we can afford him. He's still young and has lots of upside. I think Bell would make a damn good pick-up for us.

bricks
01-09-2005, 01:45 PM
His injuries are exactly why I think we can afford him. He's still young and has lots of upside. I think Bell would make a damn good pick-up for us.

oh for sure...for sure. He just has to stay healthy. Or else we would have to go with Scott Fujita again :( :shake:

Alphaman
01-09-2005, 02:26 PM
His injuries are exactly why I think we can afford him. He's still young and has lots of upside. I think Bell would make a damn good pick-up for us.
I'm with you. This defense needs playmakers, passion and ferocity. Bell brings all 3.

BigChiefFan
01-09-2005, 04:49 PM
oh for sure...for sure. He just has to stay healthy. Or else we would have to go with Scott Fujita again :( :shake:
Fujita is an OUTSIDE LBer, Bell is INSIDE LBer. I'm not sure Fujita remains a Chief or not. I think we re-sign him if we can get a 1 year minimum tender, but if we have to match somebody's offer, I think we pass. We need a MLBer to be our field general and I think Bell, fits the description in every way for the Chiefs being a legit team to get him. We need a young ascending player to help mold Mitchell.

DaneMcCloud
01-09-2005, 06:40 PM
2001 - 70 tackles
2002 - 37 tackles
2003 - 80 tackles
2004 - 6 tackles

I think that pretty much shows that he's injured quite a bit. He's not worth the risk, especially since 2005 is the make or break year for this team and coaching staff.

Dane
~Still not interested in Bell

FRCDFED
01-09-2005, 07:39 PM
It does seem that he has had a lot of nagging little injuries but when he is on the field he is very solid. He had a groin injury this season and everyone knows they take a long time to come back from. Remember when Fred Taylor had so many problems coming back from his? Remember all the negative rep he was getting for it? Now look at him, a groin injury seems to be extremely debilitating for an athlete.

If he heals then I am all for picking him up at a reasonable price.

htismaqe
01-09-2005, 08:04 PM
His injuries are exactly why I think we can afford him. He's still young and has lots of upside. I think Bell would make a damn good pick-up for us.

Yeah, we could get him cheap and watch him play 1 or 2 games.

That's just what this team needs.

Nightfyre
01-09-2005, 08:13 PM
Fujita is an OUTSIDE LBer, Bell is INSIDE LBer. I'm not sure Fujita remains a Chief or not. I think we re-sign him if we can get a 1 year minimum tender, but if we have to match somebody's offer, I think we pass. We need a MLBer to be our field general and I think Bell, fits the description in every way for the Chiefs being a legit team to get him. We need a young ascending player to help mold Mitchell.
Fujita is the most solid backer we have. Letting him go would be a mistake. Maybe if the rest of the LB corps would step up we could actually see him meet his potential. Bell will cost a lot and is injury prone. There are enough playmaker FAs in the LB position that I would rather not see him on our team. Not to mention if his cost is as high as I estimate it to be, we could pick up two reasonable FAs for his price. Remember, we have quite a few needs to be addressed. We must pick up a solid FA CB and then we will draft one. We still have to address FS, DE, ROLB and MLB. Then if we let fujita go, who has the potential to be a helluva pass rusher, we will have to address LOLB.

The bottom line:
Look for a standout CB.
(Baxter? Lucas?)
Look for overlooked LBs/DE that will be cheap.
(Hartwell? Witherspoon?)
Draft a DE/LB.
(I dont follow college enough to make a suggestion.)
FS will be addressed as possible after the above.

Nightfyre
01-09-2005, 08:14 PM
Yeah, we could get him cheap and watch him play 1 or 2 games.

That's just what this team needs.
1 thing I can guarantee: Bell will not come cheap.

DaneMcCloud
05-27-2006, 12:41 AM
His injuries are exactly why I think we can afford him. He's still young and has lots of upside. I think Bell would make a damn good pick-up for us.


I guess you don't follow the Steelers or watch any other team than the Chiefs because this guy is constantly injured and would not be a good pickup, whatsoever.

Dane
~Not interested in Bell

Just found this quote. Stokin' the football fire...

Dunit35
05-27-2006, 12:47 AM
Yeah, we could get him cheap and watch him play 1 or 2 games.

That's just what this team needs.


Ha, be played 16 games or atleast participated in them.

ChiefaRoo
05-27-2006, 11:27 AM
Did Bell have any minor "clean up" surgery on his shoulder during the off season? You could tell he was favoring it in some games last year in the way he'd engage blockers. Anyone know?

ROYC75
05-27-2006, 11:59 AM
Ha, be played 16 games or atleast participated in them.


But the quality of play over 16 games = 2 games.......

Ari Chi3fs
05-27-2006, 12:01 PM
I really wanted Ed Hartwell... but he got hurt, so what do I know?

cdcox
05-27-2006, 12:05 PM
Amazing how much things can change in 1 year. We were looking for Bell to come in and shore up a LB corps where the only reliable guy was Fujita. Bell was going to be a fearsome MLB, or injured depending on your perspective.

Fujita's gone, Bell played every game as an OLB, but was clearly the weak link of the corp. Who knew?

penchief
05-27-2006, 02:20 PM
Amazing how much things can change in 1 year. We were looking for Bell to come in and shore up a LB corps where the only reliable guy was Fujita. Bell was going to be a fearsome MLB, or injured depending on your perspective.

Fujita's gone, Bell played every game as an OLB, but was clearly the weak link of the corp. Who knew?

Well said. It's ironic that the linebacking corp is not only the defense's best unit but also it's most youthful.

NJ Chief Fan
05-27-2006, 03:51 PM
so whos goin to rip him n gun a new asshole