Bell is a beast, but he is a box safety, he will play behind Landry. Bell could also very well be insurance for Landry. Leonard is still a possibility at FS I suppose, and would battle Bush for the starting role.
I don't think this means the end for Smith, Smith is too valuable on ST's, and will also play some box safety.
In Landry and Bell, the Jets brought in some punch to the unit, these guys are nasty players and big hitters.
The way I see it:
SS: Landry, Bell, Smith
FS: (Leonard), Bush, Smith
Deangelo Smith, and the kids, Allen, Wilson will compete for the 4th and possible 5th spot on the team.
[QUOTE=MagroCrag;4472021]Not a sexy move at all, but it's a position of need. As much as we like to hope guys like Bush and Allen can be our safeties of the future, the reality is we need vets for this upcoming season.
I wonder how much is guaranteed because it can't be a lock that he makes the roster.[/QUOTE]
Wow, I have to admit that I'm surprised that there's been nothing but support for this move so far. I'm sure someone will come in to throw salt on the move eventually, but seems that most believe this was a good choice.
Agree with all - Bell brings AFC East experience and might be able to help the team out on 10-20 snaps a game, if not more. He should have a year left in the tank.