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Posted at 9:37 AM ET, 11/17/2010

LaRon Landry's pillow gestures

By Dan Steinberg

This is Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's Eagles reporter Derrick Gunn, demonstrating the gesture he was told LaRon Landry and DeAngelo Hall made to DeSean Jackson on Monday night, precipitating the pre-game scuffle. The Eagles, of course, later credited Landry with firing them up for the game. Gunn was one of, if not the first to report that the Eagles were accusing Landry and Hall of talking junk about Jackson's head injuries. Here's his initial report:

It appears that DeAngelo Hall and LaRon Landry were the instigators behind this. And from what I was told, both of them kept getting in DeSean Jackson's face as both teams were making their way off the field, and they kept saying to him things like 'night night' and making a gesture like he was gonna be sleeping tonight, and they said 'You're gonna go to sleep, you're gonna go to sleep.' Well, after saying it time and time again, enough was enough, and basically DeSean got in their faces, they got in his face and that's where things really escalated.

Later, this would be described as "pillow gestures," which is not something I've previously seen used in NFL coverage. The NFL is investigating, with the investigation presumably being conducted by the Chief of Pillow Gesture Protocol. Here's the video.

By Dan Steinberg  | November 17, 2010; 9:37 AM ET
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Sweet justice for MeAngelo and LaRoids....

Posted by: Aerowaz | November 17, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Whoa, Michael Vick has a bodyguard. You'll see him 25 seconds into video.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | November 17, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Laron Landry is a punk and he got humiliated by Vick and Jackson. His nickname should be toast.

Posted by: dbunkr | November 17, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Shut up and play hard.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | November 17, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

video doesn't work for me for some reason

Posted by: philarmy | November 17, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Funny how the people who often scream loudest about the First Amendment rights are often the very same people who want to restrict others for exercising their First Amendment rights. Apparently Hall and Landry didn't get the memo that this is the 21st Century, where even football trash-talking has to be screened prior to the game by the Politically Correct Police. If you make a gesture that tonight will be lights out for your opponent, you better be prepared to face the charges by the PC Police. Never mind the fact that at least one NFL player has a tattoo and nickname "Lights Out." That player, formerly of the San Diego Chargers, must have been referring to the electricity issues in California when he came up with that. It's the only explanation for why the PC Police haven't charged him with a 1st Degree "hurt my feelings" offense.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 17, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

who cares, DeSean Jack is a Puss. I wish he would have gotten knocked out again, but it's only a matter of time. Laron got burned? AND? Speed is DJacks game. Am I to expect Laron to be as fast as him?

Posted by: gmac78 | November 17, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse


A Puss? Really? He was unconcious on the field two weeks ago and then comes back and breaks off an 80 TD first play of the game on MNF. Landry's supposed to cover him, dummy -- that's his job. Yes, Laron got BURNED bad. It's embarrassing...

Posted by: dbunkr | November 17, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dbunkr | November

Yes DJack is Puss. You and he can GFYS

Posted by: gmac78 | November 17, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I am still highly pissed about that Cerrato loser drafting Devin Thomas, passing right over DeSean Jackson!! Dumb Azz! DJ should be playing for US!!

Posted by: iubiquity | November 17, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

seriously, barno? first amendment? get a grip.

Posted by: funkey | November 17, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Landry makes some spectacular hits for the Redskins, but although he can be an exciting player to watch, he also makes at least one idiotic mistake per game that costs the Redskins dearly. He is a big liability to the Redskins and has to be one of the least intelligent players in the NFL.

Posted by: diehardlib | November 17, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

who cares, DeSean Jack is a Puss. I wish he would have gotten knocked out again, but it's only a matter of time. Laron got burned? AND? Speed is DJacks game. Am I to expect Laron to be as fast as him?

Posted by: gmac78 | November 17, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

exactly. anyone who sees Landry as a defensive liability doesn't watch football. Being caught out of position happens, getting beat happens. Landry has been head and shoulders our best defensive player this year, that is unless you wanna crown DHall. DJax will beat 85%of NFL safetys 1 on 1. We can go back to last year vs denver. You don't want your dbacks to get beat at all, but you as a d coordinator can help them out by having a cb jam the wr at the line rather than have him get a running start down the middle of the field at a SS thats backpedaling. I'll take that matchup 10 out of 10, if you give the wr a "free run".

This is all BS tho, if they didn't hit on that play this wouldn't even be a story. As it is, jackson gets to write his own David vs. Goliath story about Big Bad MrLandry bullying him and him knocking out the bully. To bad the post didn't run a story about how Philly players were telling reporters and media types to watch out for the first play of the game well before warmups. It wasn't a DJax vs Laron thing. Philly saw something on tape that made them think they could bomb us off the break. maybe they knew that we'd be in the Okie formation to start the game and thus there would be no pressure.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | November 17, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

All of the trash talk is just crap and I say whatever!. I wanna know why they chose to play the soft zones. I will agree with anybody who says the Skins don't press coverage personnel, but the body language of the players says they would prefer to man up and get beat than to play the zone all game. It seems the defensive coaches out smarted themselves this game.

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | November 17, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter, DeAngelo and Landry are still picking up dust after Jackson; because they were BURNEDDDDD!!!!!

Posted by: Thecrazyone | November 17, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse


Good comeback! You have a real biting wit! I though you were a dolt like LaRon -- my bad, dude. You're obviously a supersmart, bad MF'er. Too bad Skins don't have a tough guy like you out there to cover D. Jackson!

Posted by: dbunkr | November 17, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: carterm1 | November 17, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

A lot of you on here are lambasting Laron Landry, when actually you should be criticizing the defensive line and linebackers for giving Mike Vick that much time to throw the ball 60 - 70 yards down field.... that should take every bit of 6 or 7 seconds to develop.

All of you are too quick to point fingers.

Posted by: Hlynchmaster | November 17, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

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