The Tennessee Titans felt the wrath of being ill-equipped at the strong safety position during the 2012 season, forcing Michael Griffin into a role that doesn’t suit him and suffering through the likes of Robert Johnson and Jordan Babineaux, the latter of which was a big disappointment, considering how well he played in 2011.
LaRon Landry picked up a one-year contract with the New York Jets in 2012 coming off an Achilles injury that landed him on IR in 2011.. It was about that time that you discovered just how big and bad is, as he tweeted photos of himself working out that were reminiscent of the Hulk. He had a solid season with the Jets, forcing four fumbles and collecting two interceptions while amassing a career high in tackles.
Here’s a quick career glimpse:
Once of Landry’s biggest flaws is his injury history. He can be a very productive, hard-hitting safety, but his health chased him off the Washington Redskins and only earned him a one-year deal with the New York Jets this past year. He did stay healthy throughout 2012, though, which bodes well for him getting a nice contract in free agency this year.
Landry has a similar play style to that of Michael Griffin, which can pay off big but can also leave you with your thing hanging out in the wind. While I don’t think the Titans will actually take a look at him, he’d be better than what they’re currently stuck with. He’d also be a bit more expensive.
The Titans will probably use the draft to fill the position, most likely targeting a guy in the 2nd round. But they could look to Landry or one of the other free agents this offseason to take over the position. However they do it, I’d just like to see the addition help Michael Griffin get back on his game.
Here’s a highlight reel of Landry’s 2012 season:
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