Starting free safety LaRon Landry made eight tackles and deflected a pass that was intercepted by DeAngelo Hall but stood out for several poor plays.
“Up and down,” safeties coach Steve Jackson said of Landry. “He did some good things and there are still some things to improve on. We’re headed right where we’re trying to get. The things he didn’t do well were little technique things – wrong angles.”
The ups: Stuffing Ahmad Bradshaw for no gain to force a Giants field goal on the opening drive and the interception.
The downs: Allowing completions of 25 and 17 yards on third-down snaps and a personal foul for hitting Brandon Jacobs out of bounds.
“Just overanxious to make a play,” Jackson said. “He has the same thing like the other safety we had here [Sean Taylor] – overzealous. He was forcing some things but it’s just part of growing up.”
Jackson is being kind — Landry seemed out of sorts. He still takes bad angles in run pursuit, is still late getting to receivers and still tries to make the huge hit instead of maybe a lesser-impact hit that could result in a fumble.
— Ryan O’Halloran