Le’Veon Bell got lots of money from Jets for little work, but still sold himself short

If the goal was to obtain the most amount of money in exchange for the least amount of football, then certainly Le’Veon Bell scored big.

When he was released Tuesday by the Jets — the organization declaring it was “in the interest of both parties” — he had received $28,031,250 in exchange for 17 games, 264 carries, 69 receptions, four touchdowns and 1,363 net yards gained.

You may divide any of those football statistics into his exorbitant paycheck and get a staggering quotient. For instance: $20,565.84 per yard. That 2-yard run on the Jets’ second play from scrimmage in Sunday’s ludicrous 30-10 loss to the Cardinals’? That was $41,131.69 right there.


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If the goal was to be a successful professional football player and maximize his earning potential as well as his athletic accomplishments, however, no one should pretend Bell did

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Airbus ramps up deliveries in September, seen targeting 500 jets in 2020

By Tim Hepher

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus <AIR.PA> reached the highest number of monthly deliveries of passenger planes so far this year in September, but logged no new sales as crisis-hit airlines continue to bleed cash.

The European planemaker delivered 57 jets in September, up from 39 in August, bringing nine-month deliveries to 341, down 40% from the same period of 2019, company data showed on Friday.

The drop matches a 40% output fall triggered by the coronavirus crisis, with Airbus deciding last month to maintain the new rates unchanged. A significant number of jets were delivered from a parked backlog.

Airbus axed guidance at the outset of the pandemic but is internally targeting around 500 deliveries in 2020 and is three quarters of the way towards its goal, industry sources said.

It delivered a record annual total of 863 jets in 2019.

Jet markets are moribund due to the

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Covid-19 Hits Medium-term Demand For Jets: Boeing Forecast

The hit from the coronavirus will dent demand for new commercial planes over the next two decades, according to a Boeing forecast released Tuesday.

The aviation giant now projects there will be 18,350 new commercial planes needed over the next decade, 11 percent below Boeing’s 2019 forecast.

But as with other difficult periods such as right after the September 11 attacks or the aftermath of 2008 financial crisis, “the industry will prove resilience again,” said Darren Hulst, vice president of marketing at Boeing.

“The fundamentals aren’t changing,” he said.

Boeing expects solid demand growth to continue into the 2030s. Still, the forecast at the end of the 20-year period is for growth of 43,110 new planes, five percent below Boeing’s prior forecast.

“While this year has been unprecedented in terms of its disruption to our industry, we believe that aerospace and defense will overcome these near-term challenges, return to stability

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Jets commit six personal fouls as ‘brutal’ penalties loom large in loss to Broncos

Facing a fellow 0-3 team in the Denver Broncos, the Jets had their chances to come out of Thursday’s game with their first win of the season, but costly penalties seemed to get in their way at every turn in the 37-28 loss.

As a team, the Jets had 11 penalties for 118 yards, including six personal fouls. Perhaps none of them were more costly than Quinnen Williams’ facemask penalty against Brett Rypien, which negated a third-down sack that would have forced the Broncos to punt from deep in their own territory.

The Jets had just taken a 28-27 lead, but the penalty allowed the Broncos’ drive to continue. Denver would capitalize on the second life with afield goal to go up 30-28, before later icing the game with along Melvin Gordon touchdown.

“We had multiple chances to get off the field. We hurt ourselves,” Adam Gase said after

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Swiss Earmark $6.5 Billion for Jets, Reject Cap on Immigration

(Bloomberg) — Neutral Switzerland voted in favor of buying new fighter jets for as much as 6 billion francs ($6.5 billion) by a razor-thin margin, while citizens rejected a “worse than Brexit” curb on immigration.

Just 50.2% of voters backed the expenditure in a national referendum on Sunday, with less than 10,000 ballots separating the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps. A proposal to introduce new limits on immigration from the European Union, however, was defeated by a comfortable margin.

Thanks to voters approving the money for airplanes, “the Swiss army will be able to fulfill its duties in the future,” Defense Minister Viola Amherd said at a press conference in Bern.

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Having secured public backing, the government must decide which kind of jets and how many to purchase. Bids from France’s Dassault Aviation SA, Airbus SE, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have been solicited.


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