Great write up CK.
I'm gonna disagree with you on Bell, for the simple fact that he may not be an INT machine . . . but he IMO is a playmaker and always has been one. Even when he was a dime back and special teams guru . . . we would get a turnover on special teams and Bell would be the one that caused it, or even now in the secondary, he makes key strips and big tackles. He IMO is a great SS, who also has decent coverage skills . . . better than a Roy Williams in coverage IMO. Catching interceptions can be contagious . . . and maybe the Yeremiah will get in on the action . . . but there is no question that he is the leader of this secondary, and they play better when he is in there. Those intangibles are important.
I fully agree with you on Clady, he may not have given up the sacks . . . but Joey was giving him fits . . . and he was getting pressure and Cutler felt that pressure and turned it over 3 times. Still a great pick for the Bronco's and a very impressive LT, but I'll keep Big Jake.
I was SUPRISED that we threw Jason Allen on Brandon . . . in man coverage . . . that is amazing confidence in a kid who obviously was in the dog house earlier this year . . . but he has looked tremendous since being thrown in there and just like last year, the secondary seems to play better when he is in there. U can't stick him on a #1 yet, but he has the skills and talent to matchup against the best WR's . . . he has gotta get used to playing CB . . . but its good to see him out there.
This home stand we have comming is gonna be huge . . . 2 very winnable games comming up . . . then we get New England at home . . . which may be for the division lead. Get it going Dolphins . . . u got alot of people smiling hard right now.