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First Call: Le’Veon Bell kids coach after first win; Dolphins are as bad as we thought

Tim Benz
New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell in action during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.

In Monday’s “First Call,” Le’Veon Bell needles his coach with a little post-win celebration. A high school football highlight for the ages. The Miami Dolphins-Washington Redskins game was every bit as bad as advertised. And the Pope accidentally reveals his favorite NFL team.

You should’ve seen it coming.

Laughing Le’Veon

Is your survivor pool ruined? Mine is. Thanks to the New York Jets.

They beat Dallas yesterday 24-22. And former Steeler Le’Veon Bell celebrated his first win in New York with a little jab at his coach Adam Gase.

And his famous googly eyes.

Bell had 50 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Mad in Miami

Did you see how the Miami Dolphins lost this week?

And who they lost to?

The now 0-6 Dolphins fell at home to the now 1-5 Redskins in a game destined for the bottom of the highlight reels.

This is how it ended. On a dropped two-point conversion attempt by Miami’s Kenyon Drake.

So fitting. That allowed the Redskins to win — uh, not lose — 17-16. The result caused Dolphins defensive captain Bobby McCain to become unhinged.

Don’t worry. It’s bleeped.

Don’t look for things to get much better next week. The Dolphins have to go to Buffalo to face the 4-1 Bills, and then visit Heinz Field for a date with the Steelers.

That’s a new tactic

A West Virginia high school football player made ESPN’s SportsCenter and NBC’s Sunday Night Football for this highlight.

His name is Kagen Teets. And he attends Musselman High School.


The defender is from Hedgesville High School. He will go unnamed. Not only because I don’t know the kid’s name. Because I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want it associated with this highlight.

Divine intervention

In Romans 8:31, a passage reads, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”

That’s what the New Orleans Saints must have been thinking Sunday as they headed into their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars when they saw Pope Francis’ Twitter account.

Five new saints were canonized Sunday morning. So when the Pope tweeted about it, his account included the hashtag #Saints.

That defaults to the New Orleans Saints team logo on Twitter. So, as you can imagine, Saints fans appreciated the holy endorsement from the pontiff.

Boy, I don’t know. If the Pope really was on the side of the Saints, do you really think he would’ve allowed Drew Brees to get hurt?

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