FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 22: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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The New York Jets fell to 0-3 with Sunday’s 30-14 loss to the New England Patriots, but Le’Veon Bell wants to make sure fans don’t bail on the team.

The running back provided an impassioned statement on Twitter against any potential bandwagon fans:

Le’Veon Bell @LeVeonBell

all you haters, enjoy it for now..just don’t go casper when all this gets turned around..we embrace adversity, we embrace the hate, and everyone that wants to see my team fail, or me fail individually, I’ll remember, we’ll remember it ALL, & use it, & wear it as a badge of honor!

Le’Veon Bell @LeVeonBell

& all of the fans, we need you! More than ever, don’t give up on this team..just keep believing we’ll get this ship turned around & sailing in the right direction! We’ll give it our ALL and we’ll be back after the bye..we love you all & we appreciate all your support, it’s NEEDED

Considering the squad has played its last two games without starting quarterback Sam Darnold, who is out with mono, the rough start isn’t too much of a surprise. Defensive stars C.J. Mosley and Quinnen Williams have also missed time because of injury.

The Week 4 bye fortunately comes at a good time to regroup and hopefully get healthy.

Bell clearly has faith there will be a turnaround beginning in Week 5.

This type of losing is a new concept for the 27-year-old who never had a losing season in his five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped the team reach the playoffs in each year from 2014 to 2017, while he sat out 2018 when the squad fell short of the postseason.

He likely hoped he would rally the Jets to a similar level of success after signing a four-year, $52 million contract in the offseason, but it hasn’t been pretty so far.

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Marco Bitran
Husband and father of two children under age 5, Marco also enjoys walks in nature, squash, running road races, and photography. He regularly contributes significant time and resources to the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the MSPCA and other animal rights organizations, and the Bitran Charitable Foundation. Marco has also volunteered and consulted for public housing support organizations such as the Somerville Homeless Coalition, created by the local community’s grassroots response to the social crisis of homelessness.