Bell is having the worst statistical season of his career, averaging a hair under 50 rushing yards per game with three touchdowns on the ground over 12 games this season. A fair amount of his struggles on the ground can be attributed to the pourous Jets offensive line, which has featured 11 different O-linemen this season.While Bell was dealing with splits on the lane, New York and the running back could be heading to a split this offseason, with reported trade rumors happening even before Bell took a regular-season snap with the team.Bell is expected to play Thursday vs. the Ravens. Adam Gase is bowled over.The head coach of the 5-8 Jets has had a lot to deal with this season: his quarterback had mono, the offensive line has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese and the front office may or may not be handling injuries professionally. The latest controversy involves the lanes. Star running back Le’Veon Bell was ruled out on Sunday after battling the flu, but he found time — on a free night, mind you — to go bowling instead. When asked if it was a “bad optic” for Bell and the organization, the head coach was succinct.”Yeah, I’d say so,” Gase said during a press conference on Tuesday. “I’d rather him not be (bowling),” Gase continued. “I’d rather him be at home, getting better. But that will be a conversation we have.”Gase is within his rights to be concerned about the running back getting better, but Bell was on his free time after all, so it depends which way you look at it.