Ravens coach John Harbaugh asserted himself as the top target of fans' vitriol with his comments on his radio show Tuesday night. No. 2 on that list might be Dawan Landry.
The strong safety failed to bring down running back Isaac Redman, who collected a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and barreled into the end zone from nine yards out to propel the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 13-10 win Sunday night.
Ravens fans have taken to the Internet to rage at Landry, who also made an impression when he was trucked by running back Jason Snelling on a 28-yard touchdown catch in the team's 26-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 11.
Landry was unflustered when told of the mounting criticism."It was a play," he said. "It was a smoke route, and he broke a tackle. Give him credit."
Landry said he didn't stew about the missed tackle, emphasizing one of the common tenets of playing in the secondary.
"You've got to have a short memory as a member of the secondary," he said. "Every play that goes on, whether you make it or not, is going to be magnified. That just comes with the territory. You've got to have short memory playing our position."
To that end, Landry said he isn't taking the heat personally.
"You can't worry about what people say," he said. "I don't read message boards or look at the paper. You just take it with a grain of salt – the good and the bad."