With the first preseason game under their belts, the New York Jets are looking forward to their next challenge. That challenge will come this Saturday night when Gang Green hosts the reigning Super Bowl Champions and fellow MetLife Stadium tenants, the New York Giants.
Jets safety LaRon Landry is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with his former NFC East foes. Coming over from the Washington Redskins, Landry is no stranger to playing the Giants. He clearly remembers the bitter and grueling games between the NFC East rivals and is welcoming the challenge ahead.
"I have played those guys for five years so I know them like the back of my hand," spoke Landry. "I am looking forward to it."
Known for being a hard-hitting safety, Landry will be used in a variety of packages. He anticipates being put in a variety of scenarios by his defensive-minded head coach. Despite seeing different looks on the field, Landry is confident that he can rise to the challenge and deliver.
"I will work on everything, man-to-man coverage, blitzing, whatever they want me to do, I am for it," remarked Landry.
Coming into camp, Landry was caught in the midst of a position battle with safeties Eric Smith and Yeremiah Bell. Now, the former Skin has progressed well in training camp and anticipates starting in the Jets first regular season game.
"I feel ready. Each and every day, I am out there and I am ready to go. I set the bar high. I am my worst critic. I really grade myself tough."