Many have questioned the additions at safety, as both Landry and Yeremiah Bell are strong safeties. The Jets haven’t added a true free safety, but really it doesn’t matter. The way the Jets defense operates, it really doesn’t separate the two. The safeties on the field have to be able to do it all, and the Jets feel they have that now with Yeremiah Bell, LaRon Landry and Eric Smith leading the way. Coach Thurman feels the question about the safety position have been answered with the two experienced free agents they signed.
As far as others that will step up in camp, Dennis feels that two guys in particular will stand out, Antonio Allen and undrafted free agent D’Anton Lynn.
Other comments that coach Thurman made at the end of camp were regarding Kyle Wilson, and how he doesn’t want Kyle to settle for a 5th defensive back role
“We didn’t draft him in the first round for him just to come here and be a Nickel,” Thurman said. “We expect Kyle to start pushing and elevating his game to start thinking and acting like a starter on the New York Jets because you never know.”