The Facts: HC Adam Gase, who presided over the league's 31st-ranked rushing offense in 2019, can't wait to unleash his new one-two punch in the backfield -- Bell and the newly signed Frank Gore. "Those two guys can really do some damage together," Gase said in an interview with the team's website. "We have two guys that can play all three downs. They both have outstanding skill sets. There's a little bit of difference in their running style and how they do things, but we know Frank really well and we know how to use them."
Diehards Line:Gore, who turns 37 on Thursday, signed a one-year contract last week to complement Bell. For Gore, third on the NFL's all-time rushing list, this will be his fifth team and 16th season. Both Gore and Bell are coming off down seasons, as they averaged 3.6 and 3.2 yards per carry, respectively -- both career lows. Nevertheless, Gase believes Gore still has something left in the tank. He coached him two years ago, when Gore averaged 4.6 per carry for the Miami Dolphins. "Frank brings something that is really hard to teach," said Gase. How Gase divides the workload will be one of the biggest storylines of the season. Bell has been a workhorse back throughout his career, but his carries figure to decrease. Gase said recently that he'd like to "lessen the load" on Bell, who is entering the second year of his four-year, $52.5 million contract. The Jets used a fourth-round pick on former Florida standout La'Mical Perine, who projects as the No. 3 running back. They also have Josh Adams, Kenneth Dixon and Trenton Cannon, who still is recovering from a serious foot injury.