Yeremiah Bell had his mind pretty much made up. He just needed a little reassurance about switching sides in the Dolphins-Jets rivalry.
So, the hard-hitting safety called someone who knows all about going behind enemy lines from Miami to New York: Jason Taylor.
''He told me it's a great organization to come to and that everyone welcomes you with open arms,'' Bell said a week after signing with the Jets. ''He enjoyed his time here. There wasn't anything negative.''
Taylor signed with the Jets in 2010 after spending 12 of his first 13 seasons with the Dolphins - and having a mostly contentious relationship with New York fans during that time. He had a solid season with the Jets, getting five sacks and cheers from the fans who once booed him, before heading back to the Dolphins for a final season.
The 34-year-old Bell wasn't nearly the villain Taylor was in Jets fans' eyes, but playing eight years in Miami certainly qualified him to be considered an enemy. All of that stuff doesn't...