I thought we saw some athletic, hard nosed guys who are ready to back up their claim that "if you come into the middle on the Jets, you can be ready to get wake up after the game"
I kept talking about the speed of both safeties at the game. It was clear that Eric Smith was not out there. These safeties can get to the other side of the field in a hurry. Landry was great except for missing that one tackle on the Spiller run, I believe.
Overall it looks like it will be much more physical play from the Safety position this season compared to last year. It's a huge improvement.
And I do get the whole intimidation thing with Landry. I just wish he were a little smarter about it. Hitting guys out of bounds does not help this team.
True but it was a very close call, I can't get on him that bad for it, especially when you're coming in on someone that fast.
I forget who it was, but I loved seeing bell just SLAM into somebody over the middle and jar the ball out of his hands...I missed having safeties who can really hit.
Overall I think the points made about the speed of both bell and landry are spot on. They just seemed to be all over the field, whereas I can only remember smith and leonard either barely getting there or wondering where the **** they were.
Big hits were not a problem when Eric Smith was out there. He was always willing to bring the lumber. And Jim Leonard was pretty wreckless with his body, and a sure tackler. But it's tough to hit a guy that's catching the ball running away from you.