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Zorn says Landry must work on double moves

Free safety LaRon Landry acknowledges he has bitten on double moves recently. The New Orleans Saints specifically targeted Landry with double moves in Sunday's 33-30 overtime victory, and he was burned for 40- and 53-yard touchdown passes - the latter tied the score at 30-30 with 1 minute, 19 seconds left in regulation.

After the game, Landry credited the Saints' receivers with making great plays. But Landry and cornerback Carlos Rogers must improve against double moves, Coach Jim Zorn said.

"It's not acceptable," Zorn said. "What we'll do is we'll just keep working. What we have to do is keep showing those things and teams are going to continue to do it. With the Raiders, they got to have a double move in their plan [this week]. We know that.

"Now, this was a different double move than we got beat on before. Yet it was a double move. We've got to continue to work on that. We've got to continued to be disciplined and we can't be fooled."

Although Landry's ongoing problems in deep coverage would seem to indicate to some he should be moved back to strong safety, Zorn, secondary coach Jerry Gray and safeties coach Steve Jackson are confident Landry is in the right position.

"In some situations that [having Landry play closer to the line more frequently] may be discussed as we go along here," Zorn said. "We've got to get him into a position where he can also make plays around the ball.

"But when he's playing that free safety, he's roaming pretty good. It was really that two-safety look that got him in the game. It got him twice. That was something that we have to improve on as we go along here with LaRon and the other safeties as well."

By Jason Reid  |  December 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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The coaches are insane, they do the same thing every week and expect a different result. LL is NOT a free safety, Orakpo is not a LB, Carlos Rogers is NOT a CB. Jim Zorn is NOT a play caller. You'll loose every time, until you change this.

Posted by: clark202 | December 8, 2009 7:26 AM | Report abuse

clark,

I have to agree these coaches seem to want there way to work no matter what. A good coach would change things up and admit a mistake was made.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 8, 2009 7:36 AM | Report abuse

clark202 I couldn't agree with you more. You didn't draft him to be free safety. I just keep telling myself 4 more weeks of this madness.

Posted by: jm220 | December 8, 2009 7:36 AM | Report abuse

clark202 I couldn't agree with you more. You didn't draft him to be free safety. I just keep telling myself 4 more weeks of this madness.

Posted by: jm220 | December 8, 2009 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a differend result...

Posted by: swalker5 | December 8, 2009 7:43 AM | Report abuse

It's sad that starting NFL CBs are absolutely clueless on how to defend double moves.

I don't know, but I suggest:

Don't try and go for the knockout tackle, or tackle period, at least not at first. Look to try and judge the rote of the receiver. Maybe looking at things like shoulders, hips, or feet... then look to get an angle on the passing lane from the QB to the receiver, a defended pass is much better than a catch and tackle. Then when all above has failed you look to make a solid fundamental tackle. Take the right angle and wrap up the ball carrier. Take the punishing hits as they are available.

Not trying to come off as some genius, or know-it-all, because this is basic fundamental stuff they should have been taught back in high school.

Problem with Landry is that he refuses to adapt to the free safety position. He tries to emulate Sean Taylor too much. Taylor did much of the same things earlier in his career, but as time went on he became more coachable, more fundamentally sound, more complete -- better. All we can hope with Landry is that the light goes on for him too.

It's sad when Charles Woodson, strictly a CB, can tackle better than a so-called natural SS.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 8, 2009 7:45 AM | Report abuse


Why even listen to the coaches? No wonder they have the record that they have if they can't even recognize Landry is playing out of his natural position. I would say his college coaches at LSU are more equiped than his current roster of coaches and they had him where he belongs...SS.

Posted by: scottpapex | December 8, 2009 7:59 AM | Report abuse

"Doc Walker made a good point today. We finally have what looks like a team coming together. Do you blow that up?"


Doc is sick.

Let me give him better medicine.

The better question is, is there depth and versitility on the redskins' roster?

The answer is yes.

Unfortunately, injury has forced this truth to the light of day.

Players like Westbrook, Barnes, Mitchell, Jackson, Williams, Tyron, Yoder, Ganther, Cartwright, Thomas, Davis, and Kelly have all proven that there is a team within the team that deserves on-field time.

That team is younger, hungrier, and gritter than the veteran team that started the season.

So Doc should be asking, which team do you blow up--the youngskins or the oldskins?

Moe says get faster, dynamic, and athletic.

Moe says keep adding to the youngskins and let time and free agency subtract the oldskins.

Next year's camp is going to be the oldskins returning from injury versus the youngskins who've gained confidence now that they've played through 3-13 and remain united.

That's a lot of new jerseys to sell.

And a lot of old ones to put away with the memories.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 8, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Jimmy, not another lame excuse. This time defending Landry.

"Now, this was a different double move than we got beat on before.

Let me guess, it was a triple double. I think Coach Zorn should stick a sock in it.

Posted by: hessone | December 8, 2009 8:15 AM | Report abuse

It's sad when Charles Woodson, strictly a CB, can tackle better than a so-called natural SS

Red, did you see Barnes take down Bush in the open field?? Once again it appears to be a situation where I have to ask WHY this kid wasn't playing since week 1?? Why does there appear to be ZERO competition for positions which the current starter is not performing up to task?? I mean, they jerked Rhino around, they jerked Edwin Williams out of the lineup, but some how it happens no where else??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 8, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

I sure hope they replace SS this week, and that this audition isn't just a sham. You can't pressure a kicker into doing better, they're already in as much pressure as they can be when they go out there to make kicks. You either have it under pressure or you don't, and a stupid audition isn't going to "snap him into it". So they better replace him.

Posted by: REXskins | December 8, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

bean

"It's sad when Charles Woodson, strictly a CB, can tackle better than a so-called natural SS"

Be honest.

We don't have a guy playing in our secondary who is as half as good as Woodson is.

We had a guy that good, but he is now a bronco.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 8, 2009 8:30 AM | Report abuse

"Zorn says Landry must work on double moves"

Why stop there? How about "Zorn says Landry must work on double moves...and tackling...and play recognition...and picking up idiotic personal fouls..."

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 8, 2009 8:31 AM | Report abuse

"Zorn says Landry must work on double moves"

NO SH*T!

Posted by: theredskin | December 8, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

hessone

"Now, this was a different double move than we got beat on before."


Well, I kinda agree with Zorn here.

I mean, when you see the game agin in NFL replay, the saints had guys run "sluggo" (that's slant and go deep) routes out of bunch or pick play type design.

So it goes without saying that a d-back might lose his guy in tight traffic.

But Landry's tackling is horrible, though.

That can not nor should not be defended.

He gave up a long run to Mike Turner in the falcons' game simply because of his lack of fundamentals.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 8, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Bean, the only thing I can suggest is that when it comes to high paid players/first round picks they can do no wrong.

The only ones I hear take even a little criticism is Campbell and Rogers, and even Rogers hasn't been put on blast like he should have been by now.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 8, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

I still don't understand the logic of our coaching staff. Rogers kept getting beat like he stole something, so they bench his a$$. Good for them. But Landry continues his weekly ritual of making 3-4 decent plays (followed by the gangster pose and/or excessive trash-talking), whiffing one 2-3 tackles, and getting burned deep. Yet he continues to play. Why?

Don't tell me there's no one better. Even if that's true, we're 3-9?!?! Now is the perfect time to teach him a lesson...show some consistency and hold LL accountable. I would love to see what a hardazz coach like Parcells, Singletary, Cowher, Coughlin, etc. would do with this clown. Oh wait, I can probably guess...

Posted by: mattylight | December 8, 2009 8:45 AM | Report abuse

just amazing. My preseason comment

"The defense seemed to play as less than the sum of its parts. Landry, in particular, looked out of position as the free safety."

If I can see it months ago -- and there is no shortage of people on this blog have commented on this -- how come Zorn/Blache/Gray can't see it?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 8, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

So now we are going to try to make the best SS in the game go completely away from his natural proclivities for run defense and underneath coverage to just be an umbrella man - which he is not best suited for. If he were he'd be doing it. The answer is ERIC BERRY with our #5 overall in the first round.
RT with our #2 pick. Two more O-line picks in #4 and #5. Best available at any position #7.

BEST K, LT, OLB, CB in FA and we're golden. Right brownwood?

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 8, 2009 8:48 AM | Report abuse

zcezcest1

"The defense seemed to play as less than the sum of its parts. Landry, in particular, looked out of position as the free safety."


So if you move him to strong, who plays free?

Chris Horton? (injured)

Kareem Moore?

Reed Doughty?

Lendy Holmes?

Draftee?


I don't think Landry tackles well enough to play strong safety as the position requires a guy with linebacker skills in a defensive back's body.

And Landry only has half of that package.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 8, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

It sounds like the worst thing that's happened to the REDSKINS this year is that JERRY GRAY didn't get that gig he was up for in MEMPHIS.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 8, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

"The answer is ERIC BERRY with our #5 overall in the first round"

wow.....just wow.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 8, 2009 8:55 AM | Report abuse

don't think Landry tackles well enough to play strong safety as the position requires a guy with linebacker skills in a defensive back's body.

And Landry only has half of that package.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 8, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Seez you. I see the best SS in football when someone has his back at FS. Draftee? ERIC BERRY.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 8, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

wow.....just wow

Ecstacy personified. Glad you agree.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 8, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Seez you. I see the best SS in football when someone has his back at FS. Draftee? ERIC BERRY.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 8, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

I get you pimping Eric Berry, dude looks like he's gonna be a good player, but I think the Skins would be certifiably insane to draft him with our 1st round pick. We've already taken 2 safeties this decade, and of course we need offensive linemen. No chance...(realization that Vinny might still be calling the shots in April)...well...?

Posted by: mattylight | December 8, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

glaw, I wouldn't be angry at all if the 'Skins selected Eric Berry.

But calling Laron Landry the best free safety in the game is just wrong.

He isn't even the best SS in his own family.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 8, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

weep weep

Posted by: League-Source | December 8, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

So if you move him to strong, who plays free?

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 8, 2009 8:53 AM

There should be some decent free agant FS. I'd go that route. The defensive backfield, particularly the safety position needs veteran leadership.

Posted by: TWISI | December 8, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Here are the double moves the Skins need to work on with Landry:

First move: Bench him
Second move: Trade him

PS..a similar strategy should be employed with Vincenzo de Cretino.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | December 8, 2009 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Forkin lame ass Zorn. If he going to call out Landry he should have did it back at the begin of the season against Giants. Now a little late in day for Chrissakes.

Posted by: TheAnimalFarm | December 8, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't know what they're doing in practice, but I do know this, biting on double moves is a very coachable thing to correct. I know my high school coach would have taken Santana and LL and have Santana run different routes, each one with a double move. LL would be in the middle of the field and told to take the angle and defend the play. The coach would have gathered the whole team to watch as added pressure as well. Trust me, you get embarrassed enough in practice, you'll work on your technique and not dismiss criticism as "I know what I'm doing, you all don't."

Posted by: clark202 | December 8, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Someone recently mentioned on this blog that Landry became crappy at tackling after Dallas' Barber ran his arse over last year. I agree with that; the boy hasn't been the same since.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | December 8, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

JReid, the talk of moving Landry back to SS is fine and all, but playing out of position is NOT the reason why he keeps getting burned. Being a natural SS doesn't mean he's incapable of understanding that as a FS, he has to keep everything in front of him at all times, but most especially in the closing minutes of a game against the league's top offense, with his team nursing a slim lead and the opponent needing to go the length of the field in huge chunks to have a chance. The reality is that, SS or not, Landry is, at least right now in his career, completely hopeless in coverage, no matter what position he's playing. If the Skins make him an SS, he's going to get torched at SS, and the defense isn't going to do better unless they get a FS who can stay over the top to keep Landry's blown coverages in front of him.

Posted by: manalive | December 8, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

glaw, I wouldn't be angry at all if the 'Skins selected Eric Berry.

But calling Laron Landry the best free safety in the game is just wrong.

He isn't even the best SS in his own family.

Posted by: RedDMV

That is realest post Ive heard in a long time, I would like Landry moved to SS and have Kareeme Moore at FS, He is consistent in coverage (Reference hit on Ochocinco) and plays under control.. We could possibly trade Horton or Doughty and pick up some pics??

Posted by: Istudydrugs | December 8, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

BTW whats deal with having S.Moss as the flanker WR in Power I formations?? Why not put Marko or M.Kelly out there, to keep the defense honest? S.Moss is my boy we all know he's not outjumping anybody on fade route

Posted by: Istudydrugs | December 8, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Someone recently mentioned on this blog that Landry became crappy at tackling after Dallas' Barber ran his arse over last year. I agree with that; the boy hasn't been the same since.

Can fright be coached out of someone?

Posted by: smokeybear2 | December 8, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

LARON LANDRY = ROY WILLIAMS

Posted by: peterandmeredith | December 8, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Well, I will admit, the skins staff are forced to play the youngsters adn they are showing more spirit and fight then the vets..... You trade or dump some... plain and simple... unfortunately, dumping some if the vets will make it look like we blew it all up. Doc Walker and some of the other "paid" homers are supposed to say that or they can find employment elsewhere next season. They know where their bread is buttered.

Posted by: rvanags | December 8, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I thought Landry was going to be a stud but he has turned out to be a dud. If you saw his post-game interview Sunday he made it clear that he would play those two plays the same way "everytime." Time to send him on his way. Maybe Greg Blache should have benched his butt to get his attention because Sunday's game is not the only time he or Rogers have gone for the "double moves" and they get burned everytime. In Sean Payton's post-game interview he said that after watching game film on the Skins they put in the "double moves" for that particular game because they knew that the Skin's safteies would bite on them. Gregg Williams would have put their butts on the bench a long time ago to get their attention. Maybe instead of replacing Zorn, it should be Blache that is replaced.

Posted by: rmilton | December 8, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

hey "clark202" I guess you don't remember but Zorn does not call the plays anymore and hasn't since the arrival of Sherm Lewis.

Posted by: rmilton | December 8, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Why are the fans always ahead of the Redskin's coaching staff?

Most fans knew before the season started that the OL was a huge problem - the Redskin's did little about it.

Most fans know Landry is a SS, not a FS. He's a hitter who belongs closer to the line. He is weak at coverage and just doesn't tackle well in open space.

At least local Maryland fans will get to watch Heyward-Bey pull off a sweet double move this weekend.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | December 8, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

It's sad when Charles Woodson, strictly a CB, can tackle better than a so-called natural SS


Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Beans, Charles Woodson is likely the defensive MVP in the NFL. He tackles better than almost anybody.

Posted by: TheCork | December 8, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Hey rocket surgeons....

Okay, the Board hates the idea of Landry at FS. Wants him moved to SS. Okay, who replaces him?

One poster suggested Kareem Moore, the guy who made one mistake that cost the Redskins a TD, and another that could have. (Shoving an opponent into Randle El as ARE was making a punt catch.)

The PROBLEM is the Redskins have about a half dozen strong safeties, and only one guy who can also play free safety.

The idea of drafting another safety with the #1 pick is ridiculous for a team that has bigger needs at OT, CB and RB.

Free agent? Go for it. Trade? Bring it on. I think Landry would be a horse at strong safety, but for now the team is stuck with him, because they have NO replacement at FS.

Posted by: TheCork | December 8, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Since somebody brought up how Gregg would handle Landry...ain't that how Arrington ended up on the bench, doing what he THOUGHT was right instead of playing his role within the scheme?

A big hitter who does not understand his assignments will ALWAYS get picked on because people know they will eventually get caught out of position.

Posted by: keithrjackson | December 8, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

One poster suggested Kareem Moore, the guy who made one mistake that cost the Redskins a TD, and another that could have. (Shoving an opponent into Randle El as ARE was making a punt catch.)

He was in position to make the Interception but was down by contact by the opponent (poor call on the ref) nonetheless he made the INT, pushing a guy into Randle El was a SPECIAL TEAMS PLAY, which is not indicative of his FS play but I am against the notion of drafting another S in the first, we should trade down and accumulate several pics but who am I but a guy who studies drugs

Posted by: Istudydrugs | December 8, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Ok....so Horton got benched for having ONE bad play, Landry gets smoked week in and week out and he still plays..what's the double standard?? I'm sick of seeing him talk trash for making a tackle then getting smoked the next play. Maybe if he wasn't worreid about talking so much he could play better....I have an idea, bench this thug!!!! He is just a reason this entire coaching staff needs to go!

Posted by: jcrabbe1 | December 8, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

The youngsters have made a HUGE difference in the competitiveness of this team.

What it has also shown is that the "veterans" who have played well at times in years past do not have the speed or ability anymore to compete.

So the Skins need to make the following moves either via trade or straight off drop...They need to get rid of

Portis (slow and no burst)
Betts (like him, just don't like his salary or age)
Samuels (may retire anyways)
Randy Thomas
Randle El
Cornelius Griffin (gets hurt too often...play Golston)
Phillip Daniels (get rid of him and move Orakpo to where he needs to be playing...on the line!)
Rogers (don't sign him)
Landry (misses more plays than he makes)

Play the youngsters, sign a few small $$$ free agents and build a young base to work from...

Posted by: dglelite | December 8, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I've been reading these comments on Laron Landry. I agree he needs to be more disciplined and play the pass better. However, to say that he isn't good or needs to be moved to back to strong safety is not accurate. He's one of the best free safeties in the league. He has the athletic tools to play the position very, very well. I think he just needs to get more experience playing a position that he has never played before. This is his second full year playing the position. Yes, he has been beat. But, have you seen how many receivers slowed up or just didn't even try to catch the ball because they could hear him coming to lay them out. I get mad at him sometimes because its like he never looks to intercept the ball, he likes hitting people. lol... He has to get better at that. But, if you people really think about things, realize we aren't gonna be able to draft a better free safety than Laron, even if that draftee is a natural free safety. Laron is a first round talent, bottom line. Speed, hit power, etc... When we drafted him, it was for him to play strong safety. We had Sean Taylor (and since many of you have short memories, he had the same type of problems early in his brief, great, sad-ending career). Laron was forced to that position by circumstance, and he has played well. He needs to get better, I'll admit. But, like with anything, it comes with experience. He needs to just stay where he's at and get better. We do not need to panic and call for a new free safety when you really think about the alternatives (Moore, and who else for real?)

Posted by: DMoney820 | December 8, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Just say it "BUST" LL is a backup at best in the nfl, uncoachable.

His play in the preseason stunk and it's putrid now. All this talk about playing out of position is BS. According to skin's def philosophy the safety position is interchangeable.
Stinky30 can't tackle and cover, but def. can strike a pose... fruitcake flake!

Posted by: bhoang888 | December 8, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse


DMoney820 - Respectfully disagree. Landry problem is coverage and tackling.

Nobody disagrees that he plays with reckless abandon and sometimes puts some incredibly painful shots on people which have since made some people think twice about the possibilty of getting hit by Landry.

But for every good hit Landry makes he misses 3 more because the good players KNOW he is not goign to wrap them up so they avoid his tackle all together.

Factor that and the fact that he very simply is not a very good coverage defender and he either needs to go or needs to improve by LEAPS AND BOUNDS by the end of this season.

Also, ask yourself this, is Dallas that much worse off with Roy Williams (the safety) no longer on the team? The answer is no, not really. They haven't really missed him. Those two players are two safeties which have been talked about in the same way over the past couple of years...

Posted by: dglelite | December 8, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations LaRon Landry!! You made Sport Center Highlights. You're the one looking stupid biting on the "double move" and trailing Meachum into the endzone.

Posted by: VegasJim | December 8, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"Hey rocket surgeons...."?????

Please tell me this was deliberate.

As for LL, I think it is fair to say that we did see some of the same coverage issues with Sean Taylor, but at least when Taylor came up to lay out a big hit, he usually made it stick. Landry has a ton of physical talent. But they need to get him to play smarter, more fundamental football whether he stays at FS or they move him to SS. Landry is still a young football player and I have said for a long time that they need to pair him with a veteran safety to help educate him (and Horton and Doughty and Moore) on the finer points of playing safety in the NFL. For Taylor, the light seemed to go on (at least a bit) when playing with Ryan Clark, who while not an old vet, helped Taylor calm down and play more focused.

If they can get Horton and Taylor to play more disciplined football, I think those two could be a very good combo. They both have the speed to cover ground like a FS, but some of the up close instincts of a SS. Depending on how they play, you either get the best of both worlds, where either can play either position, giving the defense a lot of flexibility....or you get the worst of both worlds.

By no means do I think they should draft a safety with their top pick, or even their #2. You can get safeties who can do the job (and for less guaranteed money) later in the draft or in FA, and the Skins have more pressing needs. Drafting another safety with a top pick would start to remind me of Matt Millen drafting all of those WRs with top picks for the Lions. Safety is not a position where you invest a lot of high draft choices.

Posted by: ts35 | December 8, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

All I'm gonna say is this, people keep saying MeAngelo, Dirty30, and butter fingers Rogers. For 3/4 of you secondary to supposedly suck how come they never get blown out in games. If they were really that bad as some of you say the Skins would be a bottom tier defense and a top tier.

Posted by: I_95 | December 8, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Rocket surgeons lmao

Rocky's contract is up at the end of the season, Do we sign or let him walk?

Posted by: Istudydrugs | December 8, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Pay Rocky, let Carlos walk and start Kevin Barnes next year

Posted by: I_95 | December 8, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I_95, I wouldn't say they out and out suck, but they consistently seem to get beaten by the same kind of move. In particular when the game is on the line. I think they're among the worst in the league in big-plays allowed. They also seem to frequently make fundamental mistakes like jumping on sluggos, bad angles and missed tackles. Their saving grace is that they play well in the red zone where offenses have more limited space to operate. Maybe it's partly scheme, maybe it's bad chemsitry, who knows, but as a group they're not getting it done. The defense as a whole seems to play good to great D for three or three and a half quarters then falters. I don't know if that's teams figuring them out, or some times the offense not giving them enough to work with (clearly not the case on Sunday), or fatigue setting in, but when the game is on the line they don't seem able to deliver.

Posted by: ts35 | December 8, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I was just in the doctor's office reading the Sports Illustrated with Peyton Manning on the cover. In the article, Manning makes adjustments during the game via hand signals to receivers to change routes (ex. curl to a double move). He gave the example: The DB shouts to the receiver, "I know what you're doing... when your QB says 'Crane' you're running a curl." So Manning will later shout "crane" but give the receiver a hand signal as to the route he wants.

I don't know how much other QBs do this, but Brees is no slouch, nor is McNabb or Romo, qbs who have burned our dbs of late. (No, they're not Manning, I realize.) I'm wondering how much of this sort of thing Landry is doing and if this is causing him to get fooled a lot.

Posted by: fan-o-matic | December 8, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

ts35 i agree they do seem to keep making the same mistakes, but some of that I think is them trying to make plays because the offense (except sunday)is just not helping out. If you score as much as you give up (18 pts.)that doesn't leave much room for error.

Posted by: I_95 | December 8, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I-95 - I would agree with you whole heartedly that they were trying to make plays IF they were making as many plays (i.e. Turnovers) as they missing plays...

As it is, according to fox during the Saints game, the Redskins have LOWEST amount of turnovers of any team in the league.

So, not only are they not making plays but they also are not getting turnovers...

And when they need a big play...who do you see most of the time running back furiously trying to catch up to the player he let get behind him...Landry...

Love his hits...when he hits...

Hate his ability to actually tackle and cover...And you need those two things MUCH more than the hits he puts on people...

Posted by: dglelite | December 8, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Edit...When the OTHER team needs a big play...who do you see most of the time running back furiously trying to catch up to the player he let get behind him...Landry...

Posted by: dglelite | December 8, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

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