This was originally a response to the front page post of his signing with the NYJ, but considering the down time here I thought I would make a post out of it to try and elicit some discussion, I hope it does.
Yeremiah Bell was not only the leader of the secondary, he was the leader of the defense, his inability to cover is WAY overrated, he was ALWAYS having to help and look out for the FS, because we had very inconsistent play there, he was ALWAYS having to help and look out for our LBs inability to cover TEs, he is one of the better coverage SSs in the league, he is never out of position, and on many occasions he saved the afore mentioned cheese, and he did all this while leading the team in tackles AGAIN, getting more tackles than our 10 million a year ILB…. AGAIN.
We now don’t have one player who has proved he can play either position well enough to be effective at the NFL level, and now all these young kids who are trying to learn have NO ONE on the field to turn too, he was a crutch for these young players, his composure, leadership and confidence is like a balm out there on the field, there was no finger pointing because of him, he kept them and there heads in the game.
I understand why we had to part ways, we had no money, that is the FOs mistake, our payroll in no way matched our talent, and he is 34 so you never know when he hits the wall, and his career is almost over no matter what, but that doesn’t change the fact that he will be sorely missed, it doesn’t even matter if he can’t play anymore, it just matters that he is gone.
Also, he will thrive in their D, where a SS is a SS, and he is one of the better ones in the league, Rexy is going to love him.
Yeramiah Bell was a great Dolphin in every sense of the word, I wish him nothing but success in football and life, as long as it’s not at our expense.
Good Luck Bell, you will be missed…
Since this was FP'd (thank you Kevin) I had to step it up with 2011 highlights.