Landry says he’ll change the way he targets blocks
Jarvis Landry says he’ll change the way he targets his blocks in the wake of his illegal hit that briefly hospitalized Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams.
But while the Miami Dolphins receiver acknowledged that Williams’ injury personally affected him, he said he’ll appeal his $24,309 fine from the NFL for the illegal crackback block.
Bills coach Rex Ryan called Landry’s block dirty and deliberate. Williams is out indefinitely with head and neck injuries, and he plans to wait until the offseason to decide whether to play again, his father said.
Landry, who takes pride in his blocking, was asked Wednesday if the episode will change the way he plays.
“My physicality, no,” he said. “My target area, yes.”
Landry said he apologized to Williams immediately after the play and before the Bills safety was helped off the field. Landry said he hasn’t tried to reach out to Williams since but may do so.