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Teammates call LaRon Landry "Iron Man"



It's gotten to the point in the Redskins press room where no one even uses LaRon Landry's name anymore. The scribes all call him "Dirty 30." Or maybe just "30." Or maybe just "Dirty."

Now, the Redskins have a clear nickname deficiency since Fred Smoot left. I asked Ryan Torain what his teammates call him. He said the most popular nicknames are "46," "Ryan," and "T," none of which is even remotely interesting. In high school, he said, fans would call him "Choo Choo Torain," which is at least something. "It's not my decision," he said. (Though he said he likes "ATV," as in "All Torain Vehicle," but does not like "Gravy Torain," for the record.)

Anyhow, it turns out that Landry Orakpo has more than one internal nickname. Via Brian Orakpo's appearance on the Scott Van Pelt show this week:

"We call him Dirty 30, 'cause this guy is a beast out there," Orakpo said. "He's cool off the field, but on the field, this guy's a man on a mission. We call him Iron Man as well, because as you can see, he's built like Iron Man, and he's out there hitting everybody. Regardless of it's our own player or the opposing player, he's hitting anything. And that's a guy that really plays hard, is playing at a real high level, Pro Bowl-type level right now. And this is a defense that really fits his athleticism out there, so he doesn't really have to think, he can just go out there and play football."

Then Van Pelt asked what others say about Orakpo, and the subject of friendly fire again reared its bruise-rendering head.

"DeAngelo Hall, our teammate, was like whenever somebody's holding the guy up on the tackle, you've got to make sure you're kind of getting out of the way," Orakpo said. "Because LaRon's gonna come take out whoever. It doesn't matter who it is. You're always getting friendly fire from Dirty 30 out there. But it's a good thing. As long as he keeps producing, we'll take the bumps and bruises from him, no problem."

By Dan Steinberg  | October 14, 2010; 3:56 PM ET
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Laron is a BEAST.. Got to love it he is a SKIN... Keep it up Dirty 30

Posted by: deckyc | October 14, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Iron Man Landry!

He actually makes iron man look puny!

Posted by: John_Keats | October 14, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey Barno, why don't you tell everyone how you cowardly emailed The Post and Steinberg making up false accusations and outright lies about Poopy_McPoop.

Barno1 is a cyber-bully and when someone stood up to him Barno1 went crying to mommy and daddy like most bullies do.

Posted by: ralph_melish | October 14, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of nicknames, has anyone else heard Rick "Doc" Walker refer to Philip Daniels as "Hercules"? This is one more reason his radio show is so unlistenable...tossing out quasi-insider references that leave you scratching your head. Andre Carter is "Dre", Daniels is "Hercules"...whatever "Doc" - your show still sucks.

Posted by: AlligatorArms | October 14, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

props to the first person in an all out Iron Man #30 constume

Posted by: Skinssss21 | October 14, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

*costume

Posted by: Skinssss21 | October 14, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

They must be referring to the Mark II Iron Man, you know, the one that Tony Stark just flew around crashing into stuff, without figuring out how to control it properly.

Posted by: JDougan_DC | October 14, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Hmm - anyone notice that in the photos above, Ironman looked positively flabby? Geez - biggest DB arms since Hamburger!

Posted by: fr3dmars | October 14, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Hmm - anyone notice that in the photos above, Ironman looked positively flabby? Geez - biggest DB arms since Hamburger!

...and then, there's Ironman v. superman - Laron attacks Peyton ever play, Peyton runs home crying to Archie!

Posted by: fr3dmars | October 14, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

If you mean Chris Hanburger, he was a LB not a DB.

Posted by: ExPatYankee | October 14, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I believe Barno. Poopy_McPoop hurt my feelings many times before as well. I like Barno. He's a lovable dinosaur.

He has this GREAT song about everybody loving each other. It goes:

"I love you.

You love me..."

I cant remember the rest, but it's really neato.

Poopy_McPoop hit me one time on here while I was signing it. Right in my FACE! With something brown and stinky, too!

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Laron Landry is clearly on steroids and doing cycles much more than the typical NFL player on steroids. He's great now, but after his 4 game suspesion for it he will be a shell of himself, much like the vaunted Shawn Merriman on San Diego a few years ago. YOU SUCK LANDRY YOUR A CHEATER!

Posted by: Resigned | October 15, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Guy is on growth hormone. He would flunk any IOC drug test even before they drew blood from him.

Posted by: vmrg1974 | October 17, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

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