LaRon Landry did not want to take things slow when he hit the practice field Tuesday morning.
With the Colts opening up with a walk-through Tuesday morning, Landry was ready to ramp it up even though the official practice would not begin until the afternoon.
“I can’t wait,” Landry said as he waited for the Colts first afternoon minicamp practice.
“I couldn’t even hold back going through a walk-through, so I’m ready to get out to practice.”
Upon arriving in Indianapolis, Landry feels right at home on the playing field and in a system that he is comfortable with, outside of some different terminology.
Rex Ryan was Landry’s coach last year with the Jets. Chuck Pagano and Ryan were on the same staff in Baltimore during the 2008 campaign.
Landry’s comfort level doesn’t stop there, as he will be lining up with another veteran, Pro Bowl, safety in Antoine Bethea.
“I worked out with (Bethea) in Arizona. We have a familiar background with each other,” Landry said. “I’ve been knowing him for a while so it’s like a brotherhood back there already. The chemistry is going to be well.”
Pagano, a former defensive backs coach, has already made an impression on Landry.
“First off he’s a fighter. Anybody that can fight for themselves, sustain what he sustained and went through, and bounce back, speaks a lot about him,” Landry said of Pagano.
“I’d do anything for him.”
Landry has spent the offseason working out in Arizona, trying to remain healthy after a Pro Bowl season with the Jets.
The 2012 campaign followed two seasons in Washington where an Achilles injury forced him to miss 15 games.
“Coming off that injury, I just wanted to make sure everything was fine,” Landry said of the reason for training in Arizona.
“This year I wanted to make sure everything was fine so when I come in right now, I can sustain a full season and everything can be perfect.”
Much has been made about the physical prowess that Landry brings to the backend of the secondary, but when asked what Colts fans will see in No. 30, the Pro Bowler took a different route.
“I’m going to bring 100 percent all the time,” Landry said.
“I’m going to do anything to help my team win. Anything.”
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