Ravens coach John Harbaugh chats with his brother 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh before the teams played their preseason opener on Thursday. (Rob Carr, Getty Images /August 7, 2014)
It was like going to a new school for the first time, only Dawan Landry
came into Jacksonville with his status already set.
He was coming in to start, to be a part of Jacksonville's great defensive rebuild.
"I was kind of nervous, not knowing what to expect," Landry said. " ... The whole organization welcomed me with open arms. Have a lot of players willing to learn and coaches that's willing to [listen to players]."
Landry brought leadership and veteran safety experience -- something that was lacking last year -- to the Jaguars
' secondary. He learned a lot of that as a player for the Baltimore Ravens
, where he spent the first four years of his career. On Monday, Landry will face his old team as the Jaguars play host to the Ravens this week.
"Dawan's a smart safety, a sure tackler," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio
said. "He's come down and played some in our dime package and matched up on tight ends, and he's done a nice job for us. He's helped us defensively play at a much higher level. He's playing his role, his part within that."
Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2011-10-21/story/safety-dawan-landrys-leadership-experience-help-lift
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