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Miami's Jones sets bar at 'elite' status

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08:06 AM ET 07.10 | Other than in 2007, Miami didn't have much worrying to do when it came to the strong safety position. Dolphins coaches penciled in Yeremiah Bell, made sure during training camp that he could still play, put Bell's name in pen, then moved on to something else. ... Now, after Bell responded to a cold, just-business cut from the Dolphins by coolly signing with the Jets, the question returns in addition to the annual question about free safety. And Reshad Jones might be the answer to either. ... "I think I'm progressing each year," Jones said. "Last year, I got my feet wet as far as being on the field and getting game reps. Now, I think I'm ready to take off and be one of the elite safeties in the game."

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July 10, 2012  08:08 AM ET

beware of the word 'elite'. don't these fools learn anything?

July 10, 2012  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

beware of the word 'elite'. don't these fools learn anything?

He may have meant the Dolphins' game. Then, he may be on to something.

July 10, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Oh Lord, what's this league coming to when players start to steal quotes from Eli Manning?

July 10, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Oh Lord, what's this league coming to when players start to steal quotes from Eli Manning?

Maybe they're onto something though. Eli called himself elite and he won another SB to prove it. Maybe by calling himself elite, Jones and the Fins will go 8-8.

July 10, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Maybe they're onto something though. Eli called himself elite and he won another SB to prove it. Maybe by calling himself elite, Jones and the Fins will go 8-8.

LOL. You could be right, but I think after getting his feet wet last year, Jones should be prepared to get his pants wet this year when he sees Tim Tebow barreling toward him full speed.

July 10, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Maybe they're onto something though. Eli called himself elite and he won another SB to prove it. Maybe by calling himself elite, Jones and the Fins will go 8-8.

If they go 8-8 they would finish higher than the the J-E-T-S.

July 10, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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If they go 8-8 they would finish higher than the the J-E-T-S.

As high as the Jets are on themselves then to finish ahead of them would make the Dolphins elite in the Jets' minds as well.

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July 10, 2012  01:56 PM ET

Who is Reshad Jones?

July 10, 2012  06:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

beware of the word 'elite'. don't these fools learn anything?

Maybe he's hoping he'll get paid like an elite safety someday.

 
July 10, 2012  06:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Who is Reshad Jones?

Only his mom knows for sure... and maybe his agent.

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