When LaRon Landry became an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, it was time to move on from the Redskins. A pair of AFC East rivals wanted him. Landry knew right away that he wasn't going to play for the Patriots. His first free-agent visit to Foxborough in March was a disaster. The man he wanted to talk to the most, Bill Belichick, was nowhere to be found. "He wasn't even there," Landry says. "So that was a no-brainer. I should have never taken that visit. I was like, 'Damn, if you're going to visit, the head coach (should be) there.'" I felt, 'Okay, that's a slap in the face.' " Jets coach Rex Ryan's view was simple: Get the free-agent safety in the building and he'll never want to leave. Ryan and Mike Pettine's scheme gives Landry the flexibility to maximize his skills in open spaces and near the line of scrimmage. Ryan was right. Landry signed a one-year deal, bent on debunking the perception that he was just a free-wheeling, in-the-box safety. Ryan loved Landry's work ethic and attitude as much as the highlight-reel body blows. "He watches more tape than anyone on the team at home," Ryan says.
"He makes (my game) a lot easier. I can move without the ball and just trust that he'll make the right decision. It's as simple as that. I really don't have to work (as) hard to get opportunities. I find openings within the defense, and he makes the defense pay."
Center Dwight Howard verifies everything Bryant said.
"(Nash and Bryant) know how to play basketball," Howard said after practice."Being the guards, they understand how the offense has to run, and Steve has done an excellent job in finding the open guy. We're just going to play off that.';iop;'io
“Yeah definitely, my kids are getting older, we have real conversations now,” Curry said. “They have their favorite players and I’d like to be one of their favorite players – not just because I’m their dad. So that’s definitely added more motivation for me, in the summertime working out and everything. Just staying in the gym and watching my diet and all of that.”