“You can cut it and slice it how you want to. I think we’re — what are we, 3-12? — I think we’re the best 3-12 team in the history of football. No doubt about it.”
In his second season with the Jets, Landry is known to his teammates as “The Mentor,” the player the other defensive backs look to when they need some help. And the Jets have needed plenty during the last several weeks.
The great experiment of using a converted safety as a starting cornerback looks like it will continue for at least the first week of the regular season.
Ed Reed wouldn’t mind doing his part in improving New York’s turnover total this Sunday. After all, Reed is going back to Baltimore. Again.
Certainly it is a comfortable situation, Ed Reed is reunited with Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman from their days together in Baltimore, and Reed in a defense in which he fits like a glove.
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.
There are good things happening right now as Smith is making progress, Powell has some chops as a running back and the defense is playing the way a Ryan defense is supposed to.
Goldson’s hit, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty, resulted in Cumberland needing stitches to close a cut to his chin.
Dawan Landry is well traveled in the NFL, but not because he has not performed up to par. Actually, he has performed highly above the majority of the safeties in the league, and now he’s bringing his talent to the New York Jets.
“I hope when he plays, there are those comparisons, and I understand where people are coming from,” Rex Ryan said. “But Darrelle was a special player. Dee Milliner is never going to be Darrelle Revis. He’s going to be Dee Milliner.”
Dawan Landry, the older of the two brothers, was cut by the Jaguars prior to the start of free agency. The former fifth-round pick played in all 16 games for the Jags in 2012, accumulating 100 tackles and an interception.
LaRon Landry wants to prove he is healthy before he gets a lengthy contract. So the versatile safety signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets with the idea that a longer deal and bigger bucks could come down the road.
Bitter feuds from the AFC North and East will break out again in the playoffs. Can’t wait.