Dec 18, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins strong safety Yeremiah Bell (37) stumbles over Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) after the pass during the first half at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
The Jets signed Yeremiah Bell today, what does it mean? Take a look at Rich Cimini’s piece on the subject. Here’s one point I wanted to highlight as I found it interesting, about whether or not the signing helps the coverage situation:
No way. Bell, 34, wasn’t known for his pass coverage when he was young, and he’s certainly not going to excel now that he’s at the end of his career. An opposing personnel executive described Bell this way: “They, in essence, have the same guy (in Landry). They’re two strong safeties. (Bell) is a good run supporter, but somewhat of a liability on the back end. He’ll have trouble against (Rob) Gronkowski and (Aaron) Hernandez . ,.. I don’t see where the Jets have upgraded in coverage at safety. The run support is good, but they added two strong safeties and Eric Smith hasn’t changed.”
I think Rich has put it right on the money. Good thoughts.