~ 2. LaRon Landry, Jets safety :
The Jets brought in Landry this offseason to be an enforcer. He showed flashes of it Saturday night with some big plays against the Giants. Landry laid the lumber on Giants receiver Victor Cruz and also recorded his first interception of the preseason. It was a solid showing for Landry, who must stay healthy this year.
Here are some Whispers we've been hearing from our sources around the AFC :
• We hear one position that is a concern heading into the season on the Jets’ defense is nose tackle. Sione Pouha has been out with a back injury. The Jets maintain he will be ready for Week One. “His weight is down, which is good. I think that’s the first step when you have some back issues,” Rex Ryan told reporters on Friday. “He seems to be doing better and everyday seems to be doing more, so hopefully it won’t be that long and we’ll get him back there.” Pouha signed a three-year contract extension in the offseason with the Jets and is one of the league’s better nose tackles. His backup, second-year NT Kenrick Ellis, remains raw.