[QUOTE=NY2FLDWC85;4498666]Actually, no. I believe that re-vamping our defensive line over the past two years will become our true x-factor opposite of Revis (potentially) completely shutting down opposing quarterbacks #1 option.
All I'm saying is, when healthy, LaRon Landry is a tackling machine. The man put up 85 tackles during only 9 games of play only two years ago (2010). He was on pace for 151 tackles before going down only 9 games into the season.
89 tackles are the highest amount of tackles that Eric Smith has even recorded during a single season. 76 tackles are the highest amount of tackles that Jim Leonhard has ever recorded during a single season. LaRon Landry, who's only 27 years of age put up that type of production (85 tackles) during only 9 games of play.
He's been in the league for 5 years. Has played in 64 games with a total of 383 tackles. That's an average of 5.9 tackles per game. Would come out to an average of 94.4 tackles per season. The problem is, that he's been hurt over the past two years (17 games missed) which is why he's only averaged 76.6 tackles per season.
It's no secret, that when healthy? LaRon Landry has always been a tackling machine. Not afraid of contact, he's great against the run ala a run stuffer, and holds his own in coverage due to his blazing speed (ran a 4.35 40 coming out of college). He's built for a Rex Ryan led defense. He's the type of strong safety we've lacked over the past 3 years. It's a perfect fit.
He was drafted 6th overall back in only 2007. We may have just walked away with the steal of free agency. When I heard Landry mention that he's 95%, that brought a smile to my face. Also looks to be in excellent physical shape.[/QUOTE]
But he's elite right?