As reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bell has no intentions of playing this season as he holds out for a long-term contract in favor of the one-year franchise tag the Steelers had placed on him. "He traded me to Kansas City; we didn't talk for a couple months, maybe a year".
Go ahead and argue that 2017 David Johnson (who suffered a knee injury in the middle of his first game of the season) or 2013 Doug Martin or any of those other top-two players who didn't end up lasting the whole season should be in the running. Bill [Belichick] was my coach.
"I'm happy with the decision, and this is the decision I would've made even if they did offer", Lewis told the Boston Globe.
Although they're back on good terms, Sunday gave Vrabel a chance to defeat his former coach.
On his weekly radio appearance with WEEI yesterday morning, Tom Brady didn't offer much of a response to Lewis. Davis finished with seven catches on 10 targets for 125 yards and a touchdown, as well as drawing two defensive pass interference penalties against Gilmore.
Bitter about not being re-signed by the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick following last season, Lewis, who had 68 yards of total offense in the win, called the Patriots "cheap" and said the win was "personal". A few of his big runs came behind right guard Josh Kline, a fellow former New England player.
The defense did an excellent job of smothering the Patriots' receivers and putting pressure on Brady. When you win, you can say a lot of things.
Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler is another player that exacted revenge upon the Patriots.