Let me start by saying I see the negatives in acquiring Landry. We will have to open up the checkbook for him and Landry has had a problem with staying healthy the last couple of seasons, but in order to obtain elite talent you have to pay for it. Some of the problems I had with Abe Elam was the fact that he didn't make enough plays for us and the fact that he was brought in to help communication in our secondary and well we saw how that went.
Let's start with some of the physical reasons why I like Landry. The guy is 6'1 220 lbs, he ran a 4.3 in 40 yard dash, and he also has a 38 inch vertical. That my friends is a freak of nature you won't acquire a safety like that in this years draft and won't find a better safety in the free agency pool this year either. I know some of you will argue why not Michael Griffin and my argument will be you have the opportunity to take a great player from a division rival who you play two times a year and in addition to that Landry is also familiar with the division considering he has played in it since arriving in the NFL. I know Griffin is a Longhorn alumni, but has that really helped us in recent years. ex. Roy Williams and Leonard Davis
Anyone that looked at the cowboys play this year, can agree that the area we need the biggest upgrade in is the secondary. This is a step into the right direction, Laron is fast, strong, and physical. He is great in run support and is very intimidating to opposing receivers. He can play both safety positions, but I think he will be better suited at ss where he has that freedom to roam the field and just causing havoc in Rob Ryan's scheme. His most important trait that intrigues me toward him is his mean streak. He's real physical and he likes to try and get into the opposing teams head, we don't have no one like that on our team. You can say what you want about Ken Hamlin, but I liked that about him how he would lay you out and would get into your face each and every play.
Honestly who does opposing teams fear on our team besides Ware and Ratliff, I'll wait for it no one. I'm not saying Landry is the answer to all our problems, but he is a step into the right direction. Obviously we still would need to draft some corners to help this secondary, but I feel Landry's upside outweighs his downside. This is the NFL you can't guarantee a player will not get injured, all you can do is provide an offseason training program for them and hope to minimize major injuries from happening during the season. Don't you guys miss the days of having a player like Darren Woodson or Brock Marion in your secondary. Oh and did I mention he is only 27 so this guy is right now just hitting his prime. One last thought wouldn't you rather seeing this guy hitting opposing players rather then our own see video.