Jets safety LaRon Landry was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on Steelers receiver Antonio Brown on Sunday, but he says the way he plays the game won’t change.
“That all comes with my style of play,” Landry told Newsday. “I just got to be more cognizant of where I am on the field and just play a little smarter. But I won’t slow down. When I’m in the game, I’m not thinking about a penalty I’m about to have. I’m just playing a play to win, to do anything to help my team out. All the penalties, all the fines, I’m not really worried about. I’ll worry about that when the game’s over. But throughout the game, I’m just trying to make a play.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan acknowledged being concerned that Landry is developing a reputation as a player the officials should keep an extra close eye on, but he said he believes Landry is a clean hitter.
For his part, Landry says he plans to appeal the fine. It’s hard to see any reason he should win that appeal, as he clearly committed the horse-collar tackle and was correctly penalized.