PDA

View Full Version : Not cutting Bell is a good move


Tuckdaddy
03-04-2006, 07:57 AM
Bell is capable of being a monster and I'm glad they have not given up on him. Gun and Edwards together will get him back to being a bad ass.

the Talking Can
03-04-2006, 07:59 AM
your presentation of substantial evidence has swayed me....

Pasta Giant Meatball
03-04-2006, 07:59 AM
i'm in favor of giving him another chance especially with a reduced salary.

jAZ
03-04-2006, 08:02 AM
After the video interview with Herm that was posted here a few weeks ago, I fully expected they would keep him at a reduced salary. I think Herm sees some potential there, but was understated in the interview because of pending negotiations.

Tuckdaddy
03-04-2006, 08:02 AM
your presentation of substantial evidence has swayed me....

True, that I have no evidence but just a gut feeling that they will turn him loose this season and he will be planting asses in the dirt all year.

Deberg_1990
03-04-2006, 08:02 AM
Hes worth at least another year. Hopefully the new regime will be able to get something out of him?

the Talking Can
03-04-2006, 08:04 AM
I guess as long as he's not costing us much, I'm neutral...I hope though that Fox and Griffin get fair shots to win the spot in camp...knowing Gun and is bs I doubt it...

Count Zarth
03-04-2006, 08:07 AM
Gunther will fix everything!

StcChief
03-04-2006, 08:11 AM
Reduced pay is the start.
Switching him around to leverage his strengths is next.
Now it's up to Bell.

JBucc
03-04-2006, 08:19 AM
If he plays for cheap we can cut him mid-season if he still sucks. I doubt we would though.

phxchief
03-04-2006, 08:22 AM
Keeping him without restructuring would not sit well with me. But, if they've got him on the cheap, i'm all for second chances.

It's not like Bell was assraped in coverage all game every game, or guys were running over him 24/7.

Sure, he made some **** ups, but he made some nice plays. Few and far between for the most part really.

System can make any player non-existant. I don't think it was all that, but I don't think it was all him.

He should be 100% healthy next year, no excuses, so as long as Gun lets him loose, we will see what he can flat out do. If he doesn't perform in THAT scenario, then he's done.

go bowe
03-04-2006, 12:02 PM
i thought i read somewhere that he had restructured so that he won't be getting the kazillion dollar roster bonus he was scheduled to get...

Coach
03-04-2006, 12:53 PM
i thought i read somewhere that he had restructured so that he won't be getting the kazillion dollar roster bonus he was scheduled to get...

That's what reports are saying. I haven't seen an official link, but somewhere down to 1.5 million from some $7 million.

gobo, here's a link.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=136634

keg in kc
03-04-2006, 12:56 PM
I'm sure glad he posted his thoughts. The world might have stopped revolving without the revelation of tuckdaddy's stance on this.

morphius
03-04-2006, 01:05 PM
If we can get another outside LB and keep Fox healthy he can be of a lot of use when we go back to a 3-4 D. With any luck he can be 100% recovered before the season starts and will actually be able to play well, because we all know he looked awful last year.

The Poz
03-04-2006, 01:21 PM
Just read this on KFFL:

Chiefs | Bell restructures contract
Sat, 4 Mar 2006 12:15:29 -0800


Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Kendrell Bell had his contract restructured, stripping him of his scheduled $3.5 million roster bonus.

Chiefnj
03-04-2006, 01:50 PM
The nflpa has him with a 2.7 million dollar base.

Halfcan
03-04-2006, 02:22 PM
i'm in favor of giving him another chance especially with a (reduced salary).

reduced salary- being the most important

morphius
03-04-2006, 02:24 PM
reduced salary- being the most important
absolutly.

Dunit35
03-04-2006, 02:28 PM
Bell didn't even participate in the preseason until the last game and he still didn't play a whole not. I really wanted Bell to stay and I am glad that he is staying. This is the year for him or else he is gondy.

shaneo69
03-04-2006, 02:37 PM
I don't care if he's making vet's minimum, this is a stupid move by Cunningham, Edwards, and the organization.

The guy made Lew Bush look like a playmaker. His injuries are chronic and his shoulder is not going to miraculously heal and allow him to tackle. We're going to improve our pass rush by moving a 6'1, 245 ILB to rush-end on 3rd downs? I'm sure offensive coordinators everywhere are shaking and changing their gameplans to account for him. After a couple games of this, we will be longing for the "disruption" that Gary Stills used to cause in this role.

I seem to remember Gunther comparing Bell to Anthony Davis. AD never played rush-end on passing downs. This has stupid written all over it.

While we're at it, why don't we just pencil Mike Maslowski in at MLB, because I'm sure this will be the year his chronic knee injury suddenly gets better.

phxchief
03-04-2006, 03:01 PM
I don't care if he's making vet's minimum

That's absurd.

He wasn't THAT bad for f*ck sake.

He was a servicable player. He didn't stink the joint out week to week.

We're all disappointed because we had high expectations, but even I can see that he wasn't some cum-gargling cripple out there.

shaneo69
03-04-2006, 03:37 PM
He wasn't THAT bad for f*ck sake.

Yeah he was.