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New York Jets’ Dawan Landry: By the Numbers

By Alan Schechter

Nov 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Dawan Landry (26) reacts to a missed field goal against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Jaguars 43-37. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The safety position became one of strength in 2012, after the Jets brought in LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell. Right from the preseason, opponents receivers knew that they couldn’t go across the middle on the Jets without getting hit. Landry would hit them like an assassin.

But, the position was revamped again. The Jets wouldn’t match the Colts’ offer for LaRon, and Yeremiah Bell has taken talent to the desert of Arizona. So where are we now? Well, we have the kids, Antonio Allen and Josh Bush.

But, we also signed a veteran. He’s also fairly familiar, as he is replacing his brother. Out goes LaRon Landry, and in comes Dawan Landry. There will be a lot of expectations on Dawan this season, especially coming in on the heels of the Pro Bowl season of his brother. So it got me thinking, how doe the brothers compare to each other? The answer is very similarly. Take a look, first at LaRon’s stats:

Now comes Dawan Landry’s stats for comparison:

See? These stats aren’t similar, in some ways, they are remarkably similar. In 2012, for example, they both happened to have the same amount of tackles, exactly? I would say that is a fact that isn’t likely to happen again.

For their careers, Dawan Landry has recorded 12 INT’s to LaRon’s 10, so that is basically a wash. But yet again, similar players, so they get similar results.

The point here is a simple one. Based on last year, there are going to be very high expectations placed on the shoulders of Dawan Landry. He will be expected to play close to, if not better than, the way his brother performed in 2012.

Looking at the statistics, that expectation seems attainable.