Rex Ryan says LaRon Landry Brings Fear to the Defense

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July 29, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine prepares to call a defensive play during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

When defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was asked to compare LaRon, he had a more recent comparison to make:

Ed Reed was very aggressive. He didn’t hit as hard, I mean, Ed will hit you, but Ed was a guy that when he’d diagnose a play, (he) would go and get it. And certainly, obviously, the guy we’re going against this weekend, (Troy) Polamalu, I would say is very similar. They key fast and when they see it, we use the phrase, “Shoot your gun,” just don’t hesitate. He’s one that both those guys are perfect examples of, they see it, they go get it, and the guys around them, they know that. The way that we play defense, the way that we run the ball, the way that we kind of build around guys, they have the freedom to do that knowing that they’re going to be backed up by the guys behind them.

As a Jets fan, there is no way not to love the play of LaRon Landry thus far. He has brought a physical factor to this team across the middle that they have not had in years. Guys know that if they come across the middle against the Jets defense, there is a new sheriff in town, and his name is LaRon Landry.

The Jets have always had difficulty against tight ends, and Big Ben loves his. Heath Miller will be a major factor on Sunday, and Landry, along with the Jets new look safety position will have its first major test.

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