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YB: Still the same cool cat

The divorce between Yeremiah Bell and the Dolphins was too cold for me. Bell played eight seasons for the Dolphins and was a starter most of that time. He was even a Pro Bowl player for them one year.

And yet when he was waived by the Dolphins in the offseason it was done and he was gone and no one said good-bye and no one gave a statement and that was that. Cold.

Bell has found a new home as a New York Jets starting safety. In fact, there are a handful of former Dolphins on the Jets including Lex Hilliard and Clyde Gates and coaches including Tony Sparano and Mike Westhoff and Dave DeGuglielmo.

And those former Dolphins no doubt have embraced the Jets culture and now want to whip the Dolphins as much as they wanted to whip the Jets when they worked in Miami. But hard feelings?

Not for Bell, despite the untidy send-off.

"No hard feelings," Bell said late Monday evening. "I know it’s a part of the business. I would have maybe liked to have finished my career there, but that’s not what happened, so no hard feelings. The Dolphins gave me the opportunity to pursue a career and I thank them for that. I have nothing bad to say about them at all."

YB is a classy cat. Always was. Remains that way. He is the anti-LaRon Landry.

What else did he tell the Miami media during his conference call with the locals? This:

On Reshad Jones: The thing I see from Reshad is that he’s really growing up as a player. He’s really embracing his role as a starter. When I was there with those guys and kind of got to tutor them a little bit, I could tell that they were going to be good players if they keep their heads in it (and) listened to what the coaches told them. The more games they play, the better they’ll be. It’s just good to see that he’s maturing and becoming a good safety in this league."

On Miami’s offense: "They’re really spreading guys out and getting them the ball in places where they can get it and make plays. They’re getting guys the ball in space, kind of letting them do their thing and they’re doing a good job at it. They’re a lot quicker as far as getting to the line of srimmage, huddling up and getting a play started. I think they all have a pretty good understanding of what they’re trying to accomplish on offense." 

On Ryan Tannehill: He’s poised and he’s confident. You don’t see that much from rookie quarterbacks, the confidence level that he has. He’s playing some good ball. The higher your confidence is, the better you feel and the better you play. He has a great understanding of what they’re trying to do on offense. He knows where to go with the ball. He’s good at reading defenses, so he’s doing a great job."

On losing Darrelle Revis: To lose a guy like Darrelle, oneof the best defensive players in the league, is big. You can’t replace Darrelle with just one guy, so it’s a total team effort, but at the same time, we have to continue to play the style of defense that we’ve been playing. Have we went to more zone? Maybe we have, maybe we haven’t. We just can’t do some of the things that we could do when Revis was in the lineup. Now, we have to play the whole field instead of just letting Revis lock down that one side."

On getting Dustin Keller back: "Dustin’s a guy (who) works the middle of the field. Not having him the first game was big for us. Now that we have him back, (he’s) a guy that works the middle of the field. You have to respect him. He’s a guy that can get open. He knows how to sit down in zones. He knows how to beat man-coverage. He does a good job at that. The challenge for them is going to be covering the guy. He’s a big target. He knows how to use his body and he’s very smart when it comes to manning his own situation, so it’s going to be a challenge for them."

On his return to Miami in Week Three: "When I came back, it was a little different, just from the aspect that I had been there so long. Playing on a new team and playing in a stadium where I played my whole career, that was a little bit different. But it was great to come back, see some of the guys (and) just play in the stadium again. When those guys come up here, I think it will be a lot of the same thing. I’m better prepared for it now, so we’re just going go out there, try to play a good game and try to come away with a win."

On still being with Sparano: "It’s a little different, but it’s still the same old Tony. I hear his voice every day. He’s doing a lot of the same things he did when he was in Miami, (like) screaming at guys in practice. The only thing that’s really changed is his title, but for the most part, he’s the same guy."

On being in New York: "It’s been good. One thing that I really was surprised about is how much the media coverage is different out here. There’s probably two times as much media here as there was when I was there. For the most part, it’s all the same. Football is football. It’s a great experience either way. I’ve enjoyed my time here. I’m having a good time and just looking to win some football games."

On how different it was playing in Miami for another team: "It was different from the aspect of me being on a new team, but at the same time, I play on the Jets now, so I am on the other side of that rivalry. What we want to do is beat the Dolphins. When I was on (Miami) it was vice versa. I’m not really worried about which side I’m on. I’m just glad I’m on a side and I’m just going out there trying to win games. That’s what it’s about."

On if this Sunday’s matchup is a crossroads game: "Yes, we need this game. There’s nothing else to say about it. This game is huge for us. It’s a division game. We don’t want to (be) 3-5. We want to stay up in the division. There’s still a lot of season to play, but we know the important games. This is
one of them and one that we need to win. I’m sure they feel the same way."


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Not exactly a glowing endorsement of his OC....

not a mention of X's and O's....not a hint of superior game planning....all he could say is that Tony screams @ his guys....


23 points gets it done....

Miami 38...

jets...3 fist pumps....

BTW...those Sporano fist pumps must be contagious....and Rex Ryan must have caught a case of fist-pump(itis)...

he threw one in the air that rivaled Sporono on his best day in the LOSS against the PATS...


I want to HATE you...but I can't...

Stay injury free for the rest of your time in he!!....

Still can't cover a tight end

A huge game late in October for the Phins

Mr. Bell was a good football player! Great Leader!

The leader after Zack was let go. It's a business not just a game. And it was cheaper to keep Clemons than to sign bell. Hint.

Agreed that he mentored our secondary. R.Jones and Clemons are example of guys that go out and work. They try and get better every year. One at a faster pace than the other one. But still even Clemons has played better this year.

So Ts is still ts. Sucks for the jets!

Again, Mr.bell is very insightful. He can be a analyst or a coach. His game was always a cerebral one!

When ur a Safety and u can lead ur team in tackles Multiple Seasons! U are doing something right!

Ed Reed and Polamalu never lead their teams in tackles! (Hint)

Who would've thought? The fins are 3-3 with T-$izzle going into this game week 8 against the jets! I had matt Moore playing the first 6 games and the fins going 1-5 and starting T-Hill this week after the bye! Good thing T-Hill started from day 1! We would've been screwed with little hands.

Question is can this team actually get any better? Can we be consistently good on both sides of the ball for a whole game? All 4 qtrs!

If the fins can do this! And then do it for a couple games. No reason we can't be in the playoff hunt!

And for a rookie to be in the playoff's it's only a plus! Icing on the cake!

jones > yb.

2 WATT, Its because Jones actually have hands to make interception.

And athleticism.

Exactly Dashi...

Y.Bell is a classy guy for the statements but what else could he say given he may never have had a career if not for the Dolphins. I remember well when he was drafted in the 6th Rd. by Wannstedt out of little East Kentucky Div-1AA. He had actually been a finalist for D player of the Yr. his Jr. year then suffered a serious Knee injury that ended his College career and he never again saw the field before going into the draft, maybe the best move Wannstedt made in Miami but boy was it a risk on a guy who hadn't even played Football in a looooong time coming off an injury some said was the end for that kid.

He was drafted hurt in 03 and never really truly recouped till 2005 seems Wannstedt really liked him and kept him around on potential alone and guys we all know in this era not many teams do that. He payed huge dividends but was never great in pass coverage and I believe a victim of not only his CAP # but the new scheme.

Reshad Jones by contrast had been considered a player who could have been drafted higher due to his ability and physical attributes but freelanced to much and was often out of position and I believe Coyle has worked with him here because he is quietly having a very good Season for us and is holding his end up in pass D which YB couldn't do for us anymore. So yes classy statements yet had he said anything other than that he was grateful would have been less classy than maybe some of you know given the facts.

Nice to see a Pro player with his head screwed on right, someone with an adult perspective. I always felt secure that he would do his job. Someone with enough understanding of the game to advance in the coaching ranks.

I think our young secondary over time will become stronger although I think we are probably a player away from having the potential for them to be first rate.

Hope his professionalism rubs off on some of the younger players.

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