“Out the Door”, or “Back for More”: S Edition


Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs the ball while being defended by New York Jets free safety LaRon Landry (30) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28 to 9.Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

We have a general manager now in John Idzik. But that is not going to stop us from doing his job for him. We round out our defensive editions of “out the door”, or “back for more” this afternoon by talking about the safeties. Who should be “out the door”, and who should be “back for more”? Let’s talk about it:

LARON LANDRY: We start with fan favorite, LaRon Landry, otherwise known as the “dirty thirty”, for the hits he puts on guys over the middle. He came into this Jets backfield, and the culture changed. We saw it in the preseason, guys thought twice before going over the middle against the Jets, ask Victor Cruz. If LaRon had you in his cross-hairs, WATCH OUT! Aside from that, he put up huge numbers, with a career high in tackles with 99, forced fumbles with 4, and tied a career high in interceptions with 2. He is a free agent, and has intimated that he will not accept a hometown discount. However, his influence was so important, they should make a move anyway and get this guy, and bring LaRon Landry……


YEREMIAH BELL: Another guy that was part of the changing culture in the Jets defensive backfield. Coming over from the rival Miami Dolphins, he started all 16 games for the Jets, recording 89 tackles and 1 sack to go along with 3 fumble recoveries. He doesn’t make a lot of money, only $1,1000,000. To keep this defense moving, I believe they need to keep Yeremiah around as well. Yeremiah Bell should be………..


ERIC SMITH: Eric probably will be best remembered for taking the wrong angle on Tim Tebow in Denver’s comeback win against the Jets in 2011. He was a liability in the defensive backfield, henceforth the acquisitions of Bell and Landry. Smith was relegated to the bench in 2012, recording only 16 tackles and one INT. He is a $2 million cap hit if they cut him. However, with younger guys like Antonio Allen coming up behind him, it seems appropriate that Eric Smith would be………


Dec 9, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; New York Jets strong safety Antonio Allen (39) in the second quarter of their game against the at EverBank Field. The New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

ANTONIO ALLEN: It’s not too hard to talk about this guy. He was drafted in 2012, and began on the practice squad. He worked hard, made his way up to the active roster, and recorded 6 tackles and one sack over seven games that Allen was active for. As a rookie that wasn’t drafted high, he makes no money by NFL standards. Antonio Allen most definitely will be…….


JOSH BUSH: We could almost just repeat the above, and change the name to Josh Bush. He was active more than Allen, as he was active in 16 games, recording a total of 11 tackles, 9 of them solo. He makes no money, and he is young, so Josh Bush should definitely be back for more: