Rex Ryan says LaRon Landry Brings Fear to the Defense

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Aug 10, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs with the ball against New York Jets safety LaRon Landry (30) and defensive tackle Mike DeVito (70) at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

In his usual style, Rex Ryan had lofty comparision for Landry when asked who to liken his style of play to:

Yeah, both of the safeties did. I think, I’m going way back, I never saw this guy play, but in the video clips, Dick “Night Train” Lane, that would be a guy that has a physical presence. Some of those hits I saw him make. Wow. That would be the guy that I would compare him (Landry) to a little bit. He’s a physical presence, there’s no question about it. Yeremiah Bell is the same way. We have prepared those guys, and when Eric Smith gets healthy, we’d like to think we have three of the more physical safeties in this game. Another team that does is Pittsburgh, with Ryan Clark. I don’t think Clark gets the credit that he deserves. He’s an outstanding football player. I felt that way when he was in Washington. He was an excellent player, and obviously Troy (Polamalu).

For our younger readers, Dick “Night Train” Lane played for the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals, and Detroit Lions over a career that spanned from 1952-1965. He was a seven time Pro Bowler, and a 6 Time All Pro. Like Landry, he was known for his physical tackling, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the 1974 class.

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