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LaRon Landry sore but readying for Titans

By Barry Svrluga

Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry sat out Thursday's practice as he continued to deal with an Achilles tendon issue that has limited his participation in practice the past three weeks.

Coach Mike Shanahan said that although Landry is not in worse shape than he has been in previous weeks - when he played despite his lack of repetitions in practice - the situation bears watching as the Redskins prepare for Tennessee Sunday.

"I think he's just been sore," Shanahan said. "Just kind of fighting through the pain. If he can fight through the pain, then he'll be able to play."

Landry said he expects to play against Tennessee. "It's just a little achy," he said as he left the practice field, "but I think I'll be ready for Sunday."

Still, Landry's lack of practice time may be hindering his performance, according to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Last week, Landry could not physically go through preparations with the first-team defense, which included working against the long pass play that opened Monday night's game against Philadelphia. Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson beat Landry on an 88-yard touchdown pass on the play, the first from scrimmage of the night.

"LaRon hasn't practiced in three weeks," Haslett said. "I think that's the big thing people don't understand. Guys that don't practice in the league, you're never going to be as good as you want to be. Guys that practice all the time and they work hard, they're the guys that are sharp. They play well every week. When you don't practice for three weeks because of an injury, obviously your game is not as good as you'd like to have it."

Haslett said he couldn't say for sure whether Landry's lack of practice hindered him on the opening play. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw a perfect pass.

"I think you'd have to ask him," Haslett said. "Obviously, he never got a chance to see it, because he didn't practice. He saw it on film. We worked it with everybody else. [Cornerback DeAngelo] Hall did a great job of funneling him into the numbers, so he didn't widen him. I think anybody who throws the ball 70 yards in the air might catch you off guard a little bit."

By Barry Svrluga  | November 18, 2010; 4:03 PM ET
 
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First to say that Tanya Synder has a very long neck

Posted by: ocskins | November 18, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Not too worried about Carlos, b/c D Hall proly cover Randy anyway. We need Laron on in the box stopping CJ2k.

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Posted by: roccoskins | November 18, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Dont worry Laron Vince is not as fast as Vick.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 18, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Now we understand why they had Billy Ray Cyrus in town for Monday's game -- to personally sing a few verses of "Achy, Breaky..." to poor Laron.

Trouble was, Laron was actually hoping to get some quality time with Billy’s little girl, Hanna Montana.

So who could blame him when for losing the plot when DeSean Jackson told him that Hanna had already give the Iggles wide receiver a "very personalized" autograph -- while also admitting to being Jackson’s biggest fan.

Not to be outdone, Laron started trash talking about his own close and personal relationship with Justin Bieber.

Which left Jackson feeling incandescent, because he knew for a fact that Bieber is down as one of Michael Vick’s big dawgz.

So following a few more pre-game pushes and shoves, both teams retired to the locker rooms.

On the first offensive play of the game, Vick just laughed at Landry while he threw Jackson an 85 yard touchdown -- and the rest, as they say, is history.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"I think the level of scrutiny has changed since Ive owned the team"

or since we started sucking and making re tarded personnel decisions.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse
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You mean all the decisions that led to a 4-12 season? The one you long for so much?

Snyder has made numerous mistakes, but from what he's done recently he's learning. He's also absolutely right regarding the media, who have become completely irresponsible in their approach to their profession.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | November 18, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

what's he learning? Get a big $, big name FA, get washed up has beens with big names in camp only to be cut, allow talented players to be cut/released and replaced by old players who suck, ignoring the O line, wrs, rbs, adapting the D to put it's best players on the bench and out of position, having very few draft picks, embarrassing yourself in a nationally televised division game? How is this different?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"I think the level of scrutiny has changed since Ive owned the team"

or since we started sucking and making re tarded personnel decisions.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 3:58 PM
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And you are the resident expert on sucking retards.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 18, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

sorry I forgot what an outstanding effin job Snyder has done with the Redskins. Sticking up for Danny WOW

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse


ita on the d-bag above....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 18, 2010 3:50 PM |

why greg, give me your reasoning ?

Posted by: hessone | November 18, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Mike Wilbon is finally leaving the newspaper that I forgot he was employed with.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 18, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Mike Wilbon is finally leaving the newspaper that I forgot he was employed with.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 18, 2010 4:36 PM

Probably Snyder's complaint got him fired. Hope Feinstein is next.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

go re-read sheepscrewers post hess....see if you can figure it out.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

He's also absolutely right regarding the media, who have become completely irresponsible in their approach to their profession.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | November 18, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I agree with this part (see: Portis' hat), but Snyder made his money in the media so coming from him the statement is incredulous.

Like Bush saying he protected America, when the biggest attack on American soil happened during his "watch", incredulous.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mister Snyder --

Back away from the players. Don't get to know them so well. That's the Coach's job. Trust me, it'll work wonders.

Thanks,

A real Redskins fan.


Posted by: Pepper5 | November 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse
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ita on the d-bag above....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 18, 2010 3:50 PM |
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why greg, give me your reasoning ?

Posted by: hessone | November 18, 2010 4:33 PM |

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sorry, this is what I wanted to post. by no means would I ask greg why he'd ita idiot

Posted by: hessone | November 18, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I'd be sore too if I got ****ed in the a$$ in front of national TV for 3 hours.

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 18, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

what's he learning? Get a big $, big name FA, get washed up has beens with big names in camp only to be cut, allow talented players to be cut/released and replaced by old players who suck, ignoring the O line, wrs, rbs, adapting the D to put it's best players on the bench and out of position, having very few draft picks, embarrassing yourself in a nationally televised division game? How is this different?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse
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There is so much wrong with this response I'll have break it into pieces:
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"Get a big $, big name FA, get washed up has beens with big names in camp only to be cut"
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Yeah, get a six time ProBowl QB, something NEVER available.
Washed up has-beens? So what? What did they cost? What alternatives were there?
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"allow talented players to be cut/released and replaced by old players who suck"
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What "talented players"? DT? He can't even get anything done with Carolina - the worst O in the league! Looks to me that AA replaced him...not old, not sucky.
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"ignoring the O line, wrs, rbs,"
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Ignored the O line? They used the #4 pick at the most important Oline position! They got the best RT in FA they could in JB, and got a guard in Hicks for depth. They still aren't good, but that's more a reflection on how decrepit they've been than on any refusal to address the issue. WR's? What did you want them to do? Trade MORE picks to try and get Boldin -like the #1 they needed for Williams? They brought 57 WR's into camp because they KNEW they were deficient there. RB's? Again, no draft picks, and no great back in FA...so what did you want? They brought in guys with great resume's that were finally healthy, and hoped that ANY of them could add depth. In summary, you want all these issues fixed in a year, and you overestimate the talent that was available to begin with. In other words, you're a typical Chad-Dukes-Hyperventilating-Hate-Dan-Snyder-But-Less-Patient-Than-He-Is...Redskin fan.
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"adapting the D to put it's best players on the bench and out of position, having very few draft picks,"
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LOL. This is when it really gets silly. C 0 M E O N! If they want to go to a 3-4, they should do it as soon as possible, as they did. Why should they wait? Find out who can play it, and turnover who can't in the offseason for guys who are more suited for it. Oh, that's right: they should cater to the whims of the players that comprised a 4-12 TEAM LAST YEAR! Having few draft picks- right, this past year they had a lot of choice there.
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"embarrassing yourself in a nationally televised division game? How is this different?"
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The one place I'll agree: they DID embarrass themselves...and they were exposed as a slightly below average team, while playing poorly playing against a good team playing its best. That will get you killed, and it did.

This year and this organization is different in all the ways I pointed out. DEAL WITH IT.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | November 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

when will these so-called beat writers have some real ques. for shamm-o-KLAN instead of bowing down honoring and praying to this moron. they continually use the hall of fame coach" he has 2 superbowls with elway blah ,blah these guys have no testicle's and not a kilogram of back-bone they live in abject fear of the of the master,DIC-tater and NOT one of them will ask any hard ques.

Posted by: wathu19 | November 18, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse
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There is so much wrong with this response I'll have break it into pieces:
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(ditto)

"Get a big $, big name FA, get washed up has beens with big names in camp only to be cut"

(they could have gotten legitimate RBs in camp that could be contributing now and from week 1, instead, a hand job)
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Yeah, get a six time ProBowl QB, something NEVER available.
Washed up has-beens? So what? What did they cost? What alternatives were there?
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(QB was not our weak link, O line, RB, WR were and are bigger issues a 2nd round and a 3rd next year would hv helped more)

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

"allow talented players to be cut/released and replaced by old players who suck"
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What "talented players"? DT? He can't even get anything done with Carolina - the worst O in the league! Looks to me that AA replaced him...not old, not sucky.
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(yes DT who averaged 1 yd more on KR than BB and played kick cover and punt cover. AA replacing him is your self serving retort, they could have cut Galloway, R Williams, Paulson to make room for Banks. BTW AA isn't exactly lighting it up either)

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

"ignoring the O line, wrs, rbs,"
---
Ignored the O line? They used the #4 pick at the most important Oline position! They got the best RT in FA they could in JB, and got a guard in Hicks for depth. They still aren't good, but that's more a reflection on how decrepit they've been than on any refusal to address the issue. WR's? What did you want them to do? Trade MORE picks to try and get Boldin -like the #1 they needed for Williams? They brought 57 WR's into camp because they KNEW they were deficient there. RB's? Again, no draft picks, and no great back in FA...so what did you want? They brought in guys with great resume's that were finally healthy, and hoped that ANY of them could add depth. In summary, you want all these issues fixed in a year, and you overestimate the talent that was available to begin with. In other words, you're a typical Chad-Dukes-Hyperventilating-Hate-Dan-Snyder-But-Less-Patient-Than-He-Is...Redskin fan.

(Williams was a great pick! The weakest part of the O line was RG though and that 'depth guy' is a starter. Jamaal Brown the best available? No, Clifton? Yes. Brown can't beat out Heyer, fact. 2nd round lineman probably would start and be our 2 nd best. WR, they can throw Banks a bubble screen they can throw DT a bubble screen, same with a 9 route. DT had 25 catches last year more than Banks, Galloway, Williams Armstrong combined. They wanted to fix it in one year with mcNabb, not me. Me, sacrifice this year, use your picks and save your picks)

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

"adapting the D to put it's best players on the bench and out of position, having very few draft picks,"
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LOL. This is when it really gets silly. C 0 M E O N! If they want to go to a 3-4, they should do it as soon as possible, as they did. Why should they wait? Find out who can play it, and turnover who can't in the offseason for guys who are more suited for it. Oh, that's right: they should cater to the whims of the players that comprised a 4-12 TEAM LAST YEAR! Having few draft picks- right, this past year they had a lot of choice there.

(adapt to your personnel like every other coach. It was a top 10 D. They could run the 3-4 a percenage o the time throughout the season without making a complete scheme change. Why? So we don't embarrass ourselves and to utilize Haynesworth, Carter, Orakpo, and Fletcher)

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

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