Jets DB On Le'Veon Tweet: "We Talked About It As A Team"

The Jets are off to a rough start, but they seem to be embracing the criticism – or, as Le'Veon Bell put it, "the hate"

The DA Show
September 25, 2019 - 12:25 pm

This past Sunday, Le’Veon Bell took aim at Jets critics on Twitter, saying of his team, “we embrace the hate.”

Apparently his teammates feel the same way.

“We do,” Jets cornerback Nate Hairston said on The DA Show. “We all feel that way, and I think that’s why he said it. It’s a message from everybody on the team. That’s how we all feel. We talked about it as a team, and if you don’t feel that way, it was, ‘Get out of the locker room.’ Everyone in there feels that way and knows we could turn it around. We’re excited to get back from this bye fully healthy and ready to go.”

Bell has rushed 56 times for 163 yards (2.9 yards per carry) and caught 20 balls for 121 yards and one touchdown this season, as the Jets (0-3) remain winless.

Bell told the haters to “enjoy it for now” but “don’t go capser when all this gets turned around.”

“Yes,” Hairston said, laughing. “I feel the same way.”

The Jets squandered a golden opportunity to open the season with a win. They led the Bills 16-0 late in the first half but didn’t score another point. They lost 17-16.

“In the NFL, wins are so hard to come by, so when you got someone down, you got to pin them down and finish it – and we didn’t do that,” Hairston said. “So now in practice and things like that, the end of practice, we look at that like the fourth quarter and we know we’ve got to finish practice on a high note. Just working on finishing, you have to finish in the NFL, which we didn’t do. I think we learned from that, and hopefully we can apply it moving forward.”

The Jets, who have a bye this week, play the Eagles (1-2) in Philadelphia on Oct. 6. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.