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Analysis: Is it time for a LaRon Landry contract extension?

J.I. Halsell

The most impressive defensive player in Washington's 16-13 overtime win against the Packers was undoubtedly safety LaRon Landry, who tallied 13 tackles, one forced fumble and one game-clinching interception in overtime. In his postgame press conference, Mike Shanahan praised the fourth-year safety, saying: "Landry amazes me, to be honest...He's fast, a hitter. He loves to play and he's that way every snap."

On pace for more than 166 tackles this season (which would rank him among the top three performances for a safety since STATS LLC began tracking total tackles in 1994), Landry is playing the best football of his career. Through Week 5, he not only leads the NFL in total tackles with 52 (according to STATS), but also leads the NFL in solo tackles with 41. While Landry's opportunities to make tackles down the field have been significantly enhanced by virtue of the Redskins leading the NFL in number of passes completed by opponents (which explains why cornerback DeAngelo Hall leads all cornerbacks in total tackles), he has had a major impact in other facets of the defense by accounting for a sack and three passes defensed as well.

Assuming Landry, who is under contract through the 2011 season, continues to be productive and impactful, it is not far-fetched that the Redskins could offer him a contract extension prior to the 2011 season (assuming we're playing football in 2011) that makes him one of the highest-paid safeties in the game.

Some would question the prudence of rewarding a new contract to a player who, up until his breakout season, was considered somewhat of a disappointment, but as the five-year extension of Vernon Davis of the 49ers illustrates, a player doesn't always have to piece together multiple seasons of elite productivity to secure a new deal.

In 2007, Landry was the sixth overall pick of the draft; the previous year, Davis was also the sixth overall pick. Through his first three seasons in the league, Davis's statistics were pedestrian at best, given where he was picked in the draft. Then, during the 2009 season, Davis broke out with a Pro Bowl performance of 78 catches for just shy of 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. Prior to the 2010 season, for one season's worth of elite play, the 49ers made Davis the highest-paid tight end in the game with a deal that averaged $7.3 million per year and a guarantee of $23 million.

Top-tier safeties who have signed contracts in the past two seasons, such as Nick Collins, Adrian Wilson, Kerry Rhodes, and Antrel Rolle, have inked deals in the neighborhood of $4 million per year in guaranteed money and overall package values of roughly $7 million to $8 million per year. Applying those same metrics to a potential Landry contract extension, it would not be surprising to see the safety, who turns 26 today, to sign a three-year deal worth around $12 million in guaranteed money ($4 million guaranteed per year) on a total package of $24 million ($8 million per year). By signing a three-year extension, Landry could have a shot at a third contract or free agency at age 30.

With Peyton Manning and the pass-happy Colts coming to town for a Sunday-night showdown, expect the Redskins to continue leading the league in pass attempts and completions by opponents. Landry will also have another outstanding opportunity to show his elite talent as he seeks a potential new deal, and the Redskins look to possibly lock up a potential cornerstone of their defensive future.


A native Washingtonian, J.I. Halsell spent two seasons as a salary cap analyst for the Washington Redskins. Prior to his tenure in Washington, he spent two years working in the NFL Management Council, and now pens a blog entitled "Under the Cap" for FootballOutsiders.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SalaryCap101.

By J.I. Halsell  | October 14, 2010; 6:12 AM ET
Categories:  LaRon Landry, Salary cap analysis  
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Re-sign him before he can dangle his almost certain Pro-Bowl in front of us as leverage. Oh, and FIRST...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

Notes and REAL analysis from John Keim at the Examiner:

1. Safety LaRon Landry was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week – and deservedly so. He finished with 13 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. We’ve tapped out on our praise for him; not sure how much more I can say.

But here’s what Colts QB Peyton Manning said, “You can just tell that he’s got excellent instincts. You see him on one side of the field and all of a sudden you see the play kind of go to the other side and all of a sudden you see him show up on film making a big hit or recovered a fumble or whatever it may be.”

2. Trent Williams was found not guilty in his reckless driving case. Seems he had an interesting comment to the arresting officer.

3. Williams did not practice today, but coach Mike Shanahan expects him to practice Thursday. And right tackle Jammal Brown did practice in full. So the Redskins should be good at tackle – in a game where they’re facing two good defensive ends. But I do worry about Brown’s health going forward. By the way, Albert Haynesworth is expected to return for Thursday's practice.

4. The Colts are a banged-up bunch. Eight players didn’t practice today: LB Gary Brackett (groin), RB Donald Brown (hamstring), WR Austin Collie (foot), LB Kavell Conner (foot), DE Dwight Freeney (rested), WR Pierre Garcon (hamstring), DB Jacob Lacey (foot) and DB Bob Sanders (biceps). Two others were limited: RB Joseph Addai (neck) and WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle).

5. This is definitely another game the Redskins could win. The Colts have problems on their offensive line, particularly in run-blocking. Washington can take advantage of questionable tackle play; but that all depends on how much they can confuse Manning at the line and buy themselves an extra second to get to him.

“He sits in the pocket because he can’t run so well,” Lorenzo Alexander said. “If we can get to him a couple times and get him worried about our rush and [Brian Orakpo] and ‘Dre coming after him and keep his eyes off Reggie Wayne and we’ll be all right.”

6. For those who disliked Reed Doughty, hope you paid close attention to what he did vs. Green Bay. He’s not a natural free safety, but he can help and he proved that Sunday with his performance. He understands where he’s supposed to be and when, which is half the battle. It helped that as the dime safety he often was aligned near the line of scrimmage. He blitzed a few times, too.

7. Kareem Moore knows he must improve his angles to the ball. “I definitely have to get better,” Moore said. “It’s more a mental thing with me, having had time off I didn’t have a chance to work on my tackling in the preseason. I just have to get back in the swing of things. I can’t give up a big run like that.”

more...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

continued...

8. After the game, receiver Anthony Armstrong talked about being on Red Bull during the game. Naturally, when he showed up for work today, someone had dropped off a case of a different energy drink. Uh, don’t be surprised if Armstrong starts dropping other references. Just in case.

9. Armstrong said again that he will appeal his $5,000 fine for not showing enough white on his socks during the Green Bay game. “I still want my money back,” he said.

10. By the way, Armstrong does not conduct interviews in front of his locker (which is next to Donovan McNabb’s). Does it in front of a column a few feet away. Says he doesn’t want to get a “HOA” fine. “When Donovan signed, I told him don’t bring all those reporters in front of his locker and now I’m the one with all the reporters in front of his locker.”

And when he told McNabb that in April, his reaction? “He was like, who is this guy?” Armstrong said.

11. DeAngelo Hall on trying to confuse Manning with various blitzes: “You definitely have to be careful. We couldn’t confuse Sam Bradford, how can we go out there and confuse Peyton Manning? … You might confuse him for a quarter or a half or maybe even three quarters, but at some point he’ll figure out what’s going on and he’ll be able to execute that offense.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/Redskins-notes-and-analysis-101310-104902289.html#ixzz12KTErM69

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 6:52 AM | Report abuse

two questions: 1) What was Trent Williams' interesting comment to the police officer? 2) What is a "HOA" fine?

Glad to see Doughty get some credit for what he brings. Starting at free safety is not in his wheelhouse and people killed him for it during Moore's recovery. He is definitely a good backup at strong and he makes every tackle he should.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Sorry MColeman...the links are lost when I do the cut and paste. The link ran to a WaPo story on it, but here's the part that counts:

A reckless driving charge against Redskins' offensive lineman Trent Williams was dismissed by a Fairfax County judge Wednesday because the calibration of the arresting officer's speedometer was not properly notarized.

Williams was driving a Porsche west on the Dulles Toll Road on June 6 when Fairfax Officer Amanda Bronson began following him. Bronson testified that she tracked the Porsche for about two miles, from Wiehle Avenue to the Fairfax County Parkway, and "paced" it -- matched her speed to the lead car -- at 90 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Bronson said she approached Williams's window, advised him he was driving 90 in a 55, and he replied, "Yeah, and so?"

Nice.

And to answer your other question, "HOA" typically stands for "home owners association".

Co-sign on Doughty...I love having the guy on the team, so long as he's not starting. As a role player and special teamer, he's a great asset.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Easy to root for guys like Lo-A & AA.

If players were paid on teamwork, hard work, & perseverance...AH would be bankrupt and guys like LA & AA would be splitting 21 mil.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 13, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Ain't it so, ain't it so.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 14, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Hey brownwood:

Let's bring back 'TD' MARKO MITCHELL.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 14, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

@BW26
Brought forward…I’m with ya…Small players stand tall when they make big plays. It’s all about making the team better.
As you say up here on the top shelf.
“Co-sign”

Posted by: fat_back | October 14, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

brownwood26,
Thanks for posting the Examiner article. Hey, I'm all for Doughty as long as he doesn't drop back in pass coverage. They shouldn't have the guy at free safety - ever.

It sounds like the key to beating Indy is to snuff their wides and get after Manning - pretty much the game plan for Philly and Green Bay (at least 3 quarters of the Green Bay game, anyway). I expect more nickel because the Colts can't run the ball. Haslett has got to be a little fast and loose with his adjustments since Manning is smarter than most coaches in the league and he can figure out a defense pretty quickly. Manning was a little scatter-armed in the last game. I don't know if he's playing hurt, or there is something else wrong there, but hope the D can capitalize on that.

The best defense against Manning is to keep him off the field. Washington should be able to pound the running game and eat up clock time. I wouldn't rule out the long pass, since they are beat up at safety, but I would try to feature the running game. I hope Torain is up for picking up his first 100 yard game in the NFL.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

gl, try selling that brand of crazy somewhere else...we're all stocked up here...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Give him a few more games to see. We dumped Champ, LaRon could be next. It isn't like he is a Pro Bowl corner....

Posted by: KDSmallJr | October 14, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Dang Jason, there putting other people articles in yours i wonder why?

OK Landry finally doing his job now he needs an extension?

You there is a thin line between love and hate. Follow, he almost allowed a game ending touchdown on an alley opp that the eagle guy droped. He still can't "cover" you ask me.

Dude just been lucky!
Need to see more..

Posted by: shamken | October 14, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Hey brownwood:

Let's bring back 'TD' MARKO MITCHELL.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 14, 2010 7:34 AM
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Yes sir, Brownwood likes to talk about Marko Mitchell, the would-be savior of Zorn's coaching career. Let's not forget that Shanny's would-be savior was Devin Thomas and now that DT is unchained he will rack up 100 yards receiving week after week and show up on in a Bob Costas interview wearing gold chains and saying, "Mike, Mike, Mike..." And if we just had some Marcus Mason our running game would be so much better, and if only Leigh Torrence were in the secondary we'd have the number one pass defense, and if Jason Campbell were back there at quarterback we'd be leading the league in passing... We could build a nice looking monument out of all of the shoulda, woulda, couldas...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

I hope Torain is up for picking up his first 100 yard game in the NFL.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 7:48 AM


Me too...my fantasy team needs him to.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Since LL30 is signed through the 2011 season, so it can wait for a while longer -- at least until the end of the 2010 season.

On the other hand, am still trying to figure out why DM5 is only about 13 weeks away from being gone to Minnesota, Arizona or wherever else may need a starting QB next season -- presuming there is a next season.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 14, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

I think Landry is deserving of consideration for a contract extension, but the Redskins would be foolish to do Landry's contract ahead of McNabb's. While they are at it, they should re-do Lorenzo Alexander's contract and extend Moss.

For all of the nail biting and saber rattling in the media, there won't be a lockout next year. I think both sides have little to win by doing that and much to lose.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

I'm all for Doughty as long as he doesn't drop back in pass coverage.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 7:48 AM

I don't think there has ever been a scheme where a safety doesn't end up covering somebody. It's not that Doughty can't do it at all. He did a nice job in his limited coverage responsibilities Sunday. He defended one pass either in the end zone, or on a big 3rd down...can't remember which at the moment.

Trent Williams doesn't really seem like the kind of kid that would say "Yeah, and so?" to a cop. I got a kick out of an interview he had with Doc Walker during the preseason when Doc suggested he had been "schooled" by Suggs. He defended his work w/o seeming defensive or disrespectful to an old Redskin. (whom he had probably never heard of)

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

NERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Give him a few more games to see. We dumped Champ, LaRon could be next. It isn't like he is a Pro Bowl corner....

Posted by: KDSmallJr | October 14, 2010 7:52 AM


Apples and oranges...Champ wanted out and refused to resign with the team, so the Skins did what they could to get something back for Champ. Unless Landry makes a similar demand, I seriously doubt we'll face the same scenario.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

RSH, don't know about extending Moss...that dude seems like he'd want big money and at 32, the Skins would be crazy to give it to him. He's always a hammy pull away from leaving us stranded...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Give him a few more games to see. We dumped Champ, LaRon could be next. It isn't like he is a Pro Bowl corner....

Posted by: KDSmallJr | October 14, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

If LaRon stays in this scheme and stays healthy, there's no way he doesn't make the Pro Bowl this year, and next year, and the year after that, and so on. I would also hold off on a new contract only because there are others to concern ourselves with first, but I think he does deserve a bigger deal!
The situation with Champ was different. Champ was an arrogant azz and only thought of himself, where as LaRon seems to be more team oriented, that's why Bailey was dealt and LaRon isn't going to be. Bailey didn't want to be a Redskin, LaRon does.
F Champ Bailey and his goofy lookin head!

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse


RSH, don't know about extending Moss...that dude seems like he'd want big money and at 32, the Skins would be crazy to give it to him. He's always a hammy pull away from leaving us stranded...

the best receiver on a WR corp that has a lot to be desired. not even interested in resigning moss. let's start building through the draft and not sign or resign old veterans already, jeez

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Damn brownwood, I just noticed your post, why you gotta have my thought?
S'all good, I guess great minds think alike.

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

I have no idea whether Landry likes being in DC or not, or what his thoughts are about re-signing. One potential fly in the ointment...what if he and his brother want to play together?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse


Damn brownwood, I just noticed your post, why you gotta have my thought?
S'all good, I guess great minds think alike.

probably because you read his post and copied it. brown posted his 10 minutes before you posted yours. just an observation though

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

RSH, don't know about extending Moss...that dude seems like he'd want big money and at 32, the Skins would be crazy to give it to him. He's always a hammy pull away from leaving us stranded...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:18 AM
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Yeah, but the cupboard is bare behind him. The Redskins need Moss to get them through the transition to younger receivers that will be coming in or are already on the roster. Maybe it is an incentive laiden contract that is cancelable after a year, but they need to get Moss back. And I never thought I would be saying that.

Regarding a hammy pull away, I have a morbid curiosity of how this team would respond to losing Moss. I think the fact that the second receiver in this offense isn't getting much attention, is just as much on McNabb, the scheme and the offensive line as it is on the guys vying for the second receiver job. It seems like most of the checkdowns are Moss first, Cooley second, and then rarely does McNabb get to his third guy. By that time McNabb is looking for his safety valve or pulling it down to do something with his legs. This explains why Fred Davis isn't getting the ball often, either. Think about this: Mike Sellers has more receptions than Galloway, Davis or Armstrong. You can't tell me that Sellers is anything more than a safety valve on most plays, so I'm thinking McNabb bails before he has a chance to look at his third receiver, usually. As mcNabb learns the offense a little more and as the offensive line develops more of pass blocking sense, I think the second receiver will rise up.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

what if he and his brother want to play together?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Gas up the limo, we're going to Baltimore! - Dan Snyder

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Definitely re-sign Moss. Outside of Donovan McNabb, he's the single most important piece of this offense. He's shifty, he's smart, he's reliable, he's an excellent route runner. When people were slobbering over Vincent Jackson earlier this year, I said Moss would have a better year than Jackson has ever had in an NFL uniform.

Lo and behold, Moss is on pace for 93 receptions and 1,306 yards; far better than anything Jackson has ever produced. He's got at least another year or two as a #1 WR in him, at least another 3 or 4 as a top-3 receiver in a dynamic offense.

Posted by: psps23 | October 14, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Champ was an arrogant azz and only thought of himself,

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:21 AM

I'm not so sure this tells the whole story. I think Champ was disconcerted with all of the dysfunction. After 2000, Marty's firing, and the Spurrier years...who could blame him?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Damn brownwood, I just noticed your post, why you gotta have my thought?
S'all good, I guess great minds think alike.

probably because you read his post and copied it. brown posted his 10 minutes before you posted yours. just an observation though

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Um, first of all, MATH WHIZ, it was 7 minutes. And I was scanning the earlier posts and responded to one much earlier than brownwood's, and yes I DIDN'T notice his until after mine was posted.
As far as copying, I'll leave that to the RI Editors. Sorry you feel left out though......

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Mike Shanahan praised the fourth-year safety, saying: "Landry amazes me, to be honest...He's fast, a hitter. He loves to play and he's that way every snap."

Obviously in LaRon Landry, Mike Shanahan has admiration for a preening, tatooed, handsome football player.

A football player, mind you, who's playing Polamalu-lite.

Whereas that might be true, but do you pay Landry like the other safeties mentioned in light of LL's overall career?

Do you pay him for having been a used to be sucker for the double move or his long term potential in a defense where he could become the best strong safety in the NFL?

I'd say, "Pay'em what he wants."

So long as he decides he just wants to be a football player.

And the best strong safety in the NFL.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 14, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse


c'mon monk811, just having some fun with you, and you're right, 7 min 36 sec between post

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Champ will always have a special place in my heart as a Redskin. He was the man. Dude was screwed because both he and Arrington (deservedly) wanted to be paid the highest at their positions, but we only had space to sign one of them. We chose Arrington. Bailey wasn't going to settle for a mediocre contract (nor should he have) so we had to trade him before he left with no compensation.

Posted by: psps23 | October 14, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

I hope we resign Moss. That guy has a second career waiting for him doing what Wes Welker does right now. We just need to get the other pieces in place to free him up to do it. Maybe Armstrong is one such piece. Could MK12 be another? The Shanahans must think it's a possibility or he'd be a regular at some other team's training room these days.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Damn brownwood, I just noticed your post, why you gotta have my thought?
S'all good, I guess great minds think alike.

probably because you read his post and copied it. brown posted his 10 minutes before you posted yours. just an observation though

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Um, first of all, MATH WHIZ, it was 7 minutes. And I was scanning the earlier posts and responded to one much earlier than brownwood's, and yes I DIDN'T notice his until after mine was posted.
As far as copying, I'll leave that to the RI Editors. Sorry you feel left out though......

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:37 AM
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Well, with this dispute over who posted first I think this makes you ineligible for the "Bloggie" award at the end of the season for the first to post an original thought... No, wait a minute. They don't have a "Bloggie", so I guess this just makes the whole discussion irrelevant, doesn't it?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Damn brownwood, I just noticed your post, why you gotta have my thought?
S'all good, I guess great minds think alike.

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:24 AM |

ummm, it was 10 min monk, and I thought I was the dumb ass

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

what if he and his brother want to play together?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:26 AM


That would be tough since both play SS...and suck at FS. They should just be happy they play in such close proximity to each other.

RSH, I love Moss...good locker room guy, doesn't pout, arguably the most productive and consistent player we've had on offense for the last 5 years. All I'm sayin' is that I wouldn't want to make a big financial commitment to a player who's on the wrong side of 30 and has a history of nagging injuries. Here's hoping better options present themselves...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Damn brownwood, I just noticed your post, why you gotta have my thought?
S'all good, I guess great minds think alike.

probably because you read his post and copied it. brown posted his 10 minutes before you posted yours. just an observation though

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Um, first of all, MATH WHIZ, it was 7 minutes. And I was scanning the earlier posts and responded to one much earlier than brownwood's, and yes I DIDN'T notice his until after mine was posted.
As far as copying, I'll leave that to the RI Editors. Sorry you feel left out though......

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:37 AM
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Well, with this dispute over who posted first I think this makes you ineligible for the "Bloggie" award at the end of the season for the first to post an original thought... No, wait a minute. They don't have a "Bloggie", so I guess this just makes the whole discussion irrelevant, doesn't it?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:46 AM
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And I just wanted to point out that on October 14, 2010 at 8:46 AM I was the first to suggest the "Bloggie" award...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Champ was an arrogant azz and only thought of himself,

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:21 AM

I'm not so sure this tells the whole story. I think Champ was disconcerted with all of the dysfunction. After 2000, Marty's firing, and the Spurrier years...who could blame him?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

He knew he was an awesome player, was jealous cause he had to share the spotlight with Sanders and Green for a little while, and he become pompous.

He had threatened to boycott training camp before, and in any interview you hear him in he is very timit to talk about his Redskin years cause he was miserable here.

Sure, maybe us sucking repeatedly year after year took it's toll a little bit, but he could have handled it a little different, that's all I'm saying.

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

RSH, I love Moss...good locker room guy, doesn't pout, arguably the most productive and consistent player we've had on offense for the last 5 years. All I'm sayin' is that I wouldn't want to make a big financial commitment to a player who's on the wrong side of 30 and has a history of nagging injuries. Here's hoping better options present themselves...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:49 AM
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Agree, but we might not have better options. Teams aren't just letting go of starting wide receivers. Drafting a receiver is always a risky proposition. I'm thinking Moss sticks around for a year or two, Armstrong moves up and the Redskins somehow get their hands on the big receiver Shanny needs to make his offense go.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Champ will always have a special place in my heart as a Redskin. He was the man. Dude was screwed because both he and Arrington (deservedly) wanted to be paid the highest at their positions, but we only had space to sign one of them. We chose Arrington. Bailey wasn't going to settle for a mediocre contract (nor should he have) so we had to trade him before he left with no compensation.

Posted by: psps23 | October 14, 2010 8:46 AM


Don't worry...he'll be back in burgundy and gold next year. I'm calling it now.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

A Tale of Two 'Canes:

Santana Moss: Career (10 years)

TOTAL: (rec) 529 (yards) 7,851 14.8 (touchdowns) 47


Reggie Wayne: Career (10 years)

TOTAL: (rec) 715 (yards) 9924 (touchdowns) 65

Say what you want about Moss being a small receiving playing with erratic quarterback play, but to this observer, his numbers are solid in every regard.

RWayne had the pleasure of being groomed under MHarrison's wing and playing with PManning.

SMoss spent five years trying to get on the same page as JCampbell, a guy who now has enough time to read on the bench out west.

Thing is, this is 'Tana's contract year, and given the issues with the redskin receivers, it's not likely that he won't be signed.

Moss is our bell-cow receiver and a fine NFL citizen.

He is another redksin Smurf receiver with gargantuan talent.

And it's more than likely that folks will see that a small guy can be a big asset at the receiver position.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 14, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

MATH WHIZ haha

Posted by: PlayAction | October 14, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

This was the post I allegally COPIED, you copied and pasted the wrong time. Guess you failed the qualifying exam for being a RI Reporter!
Don't worry about it hess, I just like busting balls same as you.

No "Bloggie" this year? How will I ever live on......

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Agree, but we might not have better options. Teams aren't just letting go of starting wide receivers. Drafting a receiver is always a risky proposition. I'm thinking Moss sticks around for a year or two, Armstrong moves up and the Redskins somehow get their hands on the big receiver Shanny needs to make his offense go.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 14, 2010 8:54 AM

Like I said...I'm cool with that. So long as he gives us the hometown discount...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 14, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse


MATH WHIZ haha

8:24 - 8:14 = 10 min

pinch, poke, punch

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Damn moe...in my short time here I don't think I've ever seen a mis-spelling on any of your posts...until today...and redskins at that...tsk tsk.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 14, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

MATH WHIZ haha

Posted by: PlayAction | October 14, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I guess hess is Asian, who'da thunk it?

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse


for those of you who'd like to hone your math skills may I suggest the following.

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade/pre-k/

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I guess hess is Asian, who'da thunk it?

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 9:06 AM

Don't mess with hess and his counting skills...he doesn't go anywhere without his trusty abacus.

And where the hell is Brian Burke this week...I was wrong...I like that NERD better than this NERD.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 14, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

MATH WHIZ haha

8:24 - 8:14 = 10 min

pinch, poke, punch

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse


Here, see if you can tell the difference between the posts.

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:21

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 8:24

kick, stomp, eye poke

Posted by: monk811 | October 14, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

8. After the game, receiver Anthony Armstrong talked about being on Red Bull during the game. Naturally, when he showed up for work today, someone had dropped off a case of a different energy drink. Uh, don’t be surprised if Armstrong starts dropping other references. Just in case.

9. Armstrong said again that he will appeal his $5,000 fine for not showing enough white on his socks during the Green Bay game. “I still want my money back,” he said.
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Seriously? That's pretty funny. BTW, I was sitting 2nd row in the end zone near our tunnel. We sat for 10-15 min after the game to let crowd clear out and soak in the W. AA came back out after his interview and signed autographs and talked to us for about 4-5 min before saying "I really gotta go, sorry" (probably to share the game ball w/LL). Seemed like a genuinely nice dude, clearly happy to be here. I'm guessing national recognition, a six figure salary and donning the Maroon and Black beats the crap outta $600/week and Motel 6's. Psyched to have this kid- had a feeling since training camp that he and BB would be diamonds in the rough. Now if T. Austin can get promoted and make an impact...

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 14, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

not even interested in resigning moss. let's start building through the draft and not sign or resign old veterans already, jeez

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

There are some long odds against this happening. We suck at drafting especially wide receivers, and shanny seems to really dig old vets. Moss is our best option this year and prob next unless the wallet comes out big time.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 14, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

playaction

"...in my short time here I don't think I've ever seen a mis-spelling on any of your posts...until today...and redskins at that...tsk tsk."


Sorry 'bout dat.

Thing is, I don't usually proof read what I post.

I'll do betta, truss me.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 14, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

and to answer the original questions, "Is it time for a LaRon Landry contract extension?" - is the Pope Catholic?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 14, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse


Don't mess with hess and his counting skills...he doesn't go anywhere without his trusty abacus.

I'm have a ti 84 play, but I don't know how to use it. oh and monk

8:24 - 8:21 = 3 min

go figure

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse


beeps - peeps

Posted by: hessone | October 14, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

is the Pope Catholic?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 14, 2010 9:15 AM

I think he pretty much has to be, right?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 14, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Useless ass Fairfax police officers...boy/girls in blue always jealous and hating folks that are doing better than they are. Bunch of punks that use to get their asses beat in school decide the best way to protect themselves in carry an authorize weapon. Trent Williams speeding is not news worthy we all do it so move on.

Posted by: Lovenj01aimcom | October 14, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Useless ass Fairfax police officers...boy/girls in blue always jealous and hating folks that are doing better than they are. Bunch of punks that use to get their asses beat in school decide the best way to protect themselves in carry an authorize weapon. Trent Williams speeding is not news worthy we all do it so move on.

Posted by: Lovenj01aimcom | October 14, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Vernon Davis, much like Michael Crabtree, will under perform due to the lack of a QB in San Fran!!! the talent is obvious. give him any other QB and there would not be a question if he is top 5 or not.

One could argue Landry played out of position for 3 years, but landry's weaknesses were exposed as well. he is a keeper for sure. but understand, for the past 2-3 years the guy was dropping back 20 yards at the snap. it wasn't intended for him to make plays.

Posted by: oknow1 | October 14, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

For the last time, "impactful" is not a word and we should all demand that Lavar, Aikman, this writer and others STOP USING IT.

Posted by: boozyb | October 14, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

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