Mr Mxyzptlk

December 26th, 2012 at 8:50 AM ^

I miss the days when players stayed with one team for their whole careers.  But those days are long gone and Wells is just stating reality.  And towards the end of the article Wells admits he hasn't lived up to expectations.

TruBluMich

December 26th, 2012 at 8:55 AM ^

So I understand this, he was benched for making a game changing mistake?  In his obvious wisom he felt it was going to help him get more  playing time by being a "team player".  In his mind it was because he fumbled, but attitudes like his have a way of being twice as bad when the camera's off.   Im sure it had more to do with attitude than the fumble.

mGrowOld

December 26th, 2012 at 9:44 AM ^

Ironically enough the Lions are one of the teams that should be looking at Wells next year if and when he's cut.  He'll come pretty cheap and if there's one thing the Lions desparately need it's some semblance of a running game.

stephenrjking

December 26th, 2012 at 11:13 AM ^

Let me get this straight: An NFL player has a rough game, probably won't play for the same team, and maybe wishes he hadn't been benched. He realizes he's auditioning for a new team next year.

Why don't we have 400 of these stories posted here?

Oh, I get it. Because it's really important when the player used to play for our archrival.

4godkingandwol…

December 26th, 2012 at 12:10 PM ^

... My guess is that 99% of the people in the league work harder than I ever have at anything.  Regardless of his school affiliation, Wells has been hampered by, and recovered from, several injuries.  He's been able to do this and still be in the top .1% of young people who play football.  Question his judgment or media savvy, but questioning his effort seems off.   

trueblueintexas

December 26th, 2012 at 11:32 AM ^

So is his last quote basically saying, "the Cardinals' organization has pretty high standards for its players performance. I may not be living up to those expectations. Maybe I need to talk to them about that."?
If I read that right, then he is basically saying, I need to find a team that doesn't expect so much of its players. Good luck finding that team. And if you do find it, have fun losing.

sammylittle

December 26th, 2012 at 1:22 PM ^

He is upset that his coach benched him after he carried 4 times for 3 yards with a fumble. He didn't want back on the field to help him team, but to show the other 31 teams he is worthy of a contract. What a team player!

Leonhall

December 26th, 2012 at 1:34 PM ^

Or teenie-weinie wells, whatever his name is, what an a-hole, I can still see him running through truck-sized holes against a Ron English defense...damn guy killed us.

Arizona Blue

December 26th, 2012 at 4:00 PM ^

Beanie wells is not an explosive playmaker and needs a certain scheme to succeed. Having watched him for a few years it seems that he is not going to do anything more than the offensive line is giving him. Wells needs a dominant offensive line to open holes and he can provide 4-5 yards a crack
If I given a hole. Unfortunately for him, the cardinals offensive line was disgusting and he was hit at the line of scrimmage for most of his career. I really think the stealers should take a look at him.

pbmd

December 26th, 2012 at 4:40 PM ^

as a back: he is stiff, upright, brittle.

he has had  the underwhelming career most people predicted but i believe as opposed to clarett,  he was paid more in the pros than at ohio.

generally, he is a buckeye and a big  POS.