Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Landry in no mood to explain absence
By Rich Cimini
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- LaRon Landry refused to discuss an apparent disagreement that occurred on the sideline in the second quarter of the Jets' 23-17 loss to the Texans on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.
Landry came off the field for a few plays and sat by himself on the bench, looking upset. Players walked by, trying to talk to him, but he remained stoic. Rex Ryan and secondary coach Dennis Thurman went over to talk to him, and CB Antonio Cromartie ended up pulling Thurman away from Landry.
After the game, Landry bristled when asked about the incident. He called it a "miscommunication" and insisted he wasn't upset by coming out of the game.
"Hey, look, we ain't trying to make a story out of this, man," Landry said. "That's not the cause of us losing the game. It's not the cause of us not finishing. Ain't nothing wrong. ... That's nothing to do with the ballgame. You're trying to ask a personal question. That's not cool."
Landry, who missed only 12 snaps in the first four games, was replaced by S Eric Smith. Ryan explained that he wanted to give Landry a few plays off. Landry thought he was out the entire series, but, "I actually wanted him back out there. ... Apparently I wasn't clear on those instructions."