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LaRon Landry says 18 tackles are not enough

Strong safety LaRon Landry initially was credited with a game-high 17 tackles in the season-opening victory over Dallas. When they reviewed film, however, Redskins coaches determined that Landry actually had 18.

"I need 30," Landry said. "There's always room for more."

Before the season, Landry expressed excitement about his role in defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's aggressive 3-4 scheme. After the opener, Landry was even more upbeat about what could be this season.

"I'm just comfortable in this defense as a whole," Landry said. "Everybody is on the same page. We're trying to get to the same place. We're just coming together great."

Coach Mike Shanahan deserves much of the credit for the defense's successful debut in the 13-7 victory over the Cowboys. Landry said. "It all started during the offseason. Coach Shanahan demanded everybody to be here, and the majority of people was here, so we got off to a great start."

Despite his strong performance, Landry expects more of himself.

"It is one of my good games, [but] it's just a season opener. We've got 15 more games to go," Landry said. "It's only going to get better. I'm not going to let it get worse. I've got more to come. I'm not happy with my play. I can do better than that."

By Jason Reid  |  September 15, 2010; 1:04 PM ET
Categories:  LaRon Landry  
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Not trying to be first, just the Best.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 15, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I like his attitude this year. It's a good sign he's becoming the player he was projected to be. Even more, he praises the head coach for demanding of his players. That's a nice turn around from a year ago and the Fat Al saga.

Not the beat the dead horse but this post isn't saying anything new or different from what most people post here.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 15, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Laron was one of the those who desperately needed a coach with the authority to force him to be there in the offseason. That and his position change may have saved a fading career...

Posted by: Jason10 | September 15, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Rich Campbell quoted Landry as saying "I went in there with too much aggression and was out of control" regarding the missed sack on Romo (which, if I recall, resulted in a big play). Big change from last year, where Landry wouldn't own up to doing anything wrong after getting repeatedly burned on double moves or committing personal fouls.

Posted by: crashinghero | September 15, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Do I want to see the movie The Town even though Red Sux lovin' Ben Affleck is in it? Why not?

Posted by: MistaMoe

Actually saw a bit of their filming it. The bank robbery scene, in Boston's Little Italy section. Sort of stumbled across it last fall. Saw the guy in the nun outfit, Affleck was there, too. Boring to watch, though. Good thing I had lunch and a cannoli for dessert

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 15, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Love his play and work ethic this year, but enough with the trash talking/muscle flexing after every tackle/hit especially when the play results in a first down.

Posted by: oh_boy1 | September 15, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

jason10

"That and his position change may have saved a fading career..."

It's hard to say a guy who was not used properly has had a 'fading career'.

I will say that LL must maintain his new found style of play.

He will soon be due a big payday.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 15, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

"....he praises the head coach for demanding of his players. That's a nice turn around from a year ago..."


Yes, I know these guys are professional athletes and should carry themselves as such at all times. But based on the ineptitude of the coaching staff as a whole, I could see why one would mail it in on those suckers.


That coaching staff sucked. From Jim Zorn and his "who me duh" looking gestures and faces -- to Blache and his "even though we're the defense we're gonna give them yards" approach.

Both were guilty of not playing to their players strengths. Can not express how happy I am that one was shown the B&G door, and the other wanted to catch up on his ice fishing.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Do I want to see the movie The Town even though Red Sux lovin' Ben Affleck is in it? Why not?

Posted by: MistaMoe

Anything with Ben Afflect is a no go in my book. Did you even attempt to see Dare Devil?

That guy could Fsjk-Up a rocking bachelor party.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

LaRon and D Hall are acting like completely different people now. Not only have they bought in, but they're playing as leaders and contributing to an overall better team defense.
However, it bothers me that he had to make that many tackles in the first place, because it means our LBs were taken out of several run plays by blockers and he was the last-level defender.

Posted by: pgugino | September 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

"However, it bothers me that he had to make that many tackles in the first place, because it means our LBs were taken out of several run plays by blockers and he was the last-level defender."

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In some instances, yes, but not in all cases. Some of those tackles were within 3 or 4 yards of the line of scrimmage, and at least one was in the backfield.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 15, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

If Landry were able to get 30 tackles... in the super bowl.... and had a pick that he ran all the way back to win the game with no time left, and heaven forbade he flexed after doing so, people will still complain about his flexing and taunting.


Look, Landry isn't going to change the way he approaches and plays the game of football no matter how much you hate it or think it's uncalled for. I'm almost sure the trash talking is to let dudes know that even though they got that one, they better continue to keep their head on a swivel.

I don't care about Landry's theatrics. As long as he's getting 17 tackles per, with a few picks in there, I really couldn't care less.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Only glaring mistake LL had was when they blitzed him and he had a free shot at Romo and whiffed. Had he gone for a medium hit instead of a fatality, it would have been a huge sack. Still, nobody plays a perfect game.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | September 15, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

If Landry has more then 18 tackles in any game, then that means the front seven has some serious leaks. 10 hard tackles would be nice, a sack, forced fumble sounds more on par with a win for the team

Posted by: matthewrayman | September 15, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

BB material? Half the locker room already knows Cooley is right, and the other half are now choosing sides in Kolb v Vick.

Philly (as a team and a fanbase) is in trouble.... its got the makings of an epic meltdown. Even for Philly standards.

And I'm starting Vick at DET. Dude on that fast track??? Against that D? Oh hell yeah.

Meanwhile, back in Old DC, Shanny, and the team, immediately brushed off the pokes win and moved right the F on. Like it. A lot.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 15, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

"However, it bothers me that he had to make that many tackles in the first place, because it means our LBs were taken out of several run plays by blockers and he was the last-level defender."

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In some instances, yes, but not in all cases. Some of those tackles were within 3 or 4 yards of the line of scrimmage, and at least one was in the backfield.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 15, 2010 1:40 PM

Was thinking the same thing...it was more of a 3-5 defense...hope he/they keep it up!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

However, it bothers me that he had to make that many tackles in the first place, because it means our LBs were taken out of several run plays by blockers and he was the last-level defender.

Posted by: pgugino | September 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Gugino - I thought the same thing, but if you watch the game again (I recorded it), the reason he made so many tackles is he was usually playing as close to the line as a linebacker. It was very aggressive. He often simply beat the linebackers to the ball even though the ball carrier never got past the linebacker level.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | September 15, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Heard on the radio that Shanny is putting the kabosh on media access. No blogging, no tweeting allowed while watching practice. No reporting of rumors (a rumor is the widespread publication of information from unidentifiable sources)by threat of revoke of media credentials. Hmmmmm.

Posted by: TWISI | September 15, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

He would have had 19 if one of the refs "who were in the Redskins pocket" hadn't completely dicked the dog with the lame azz PF on Fletcher for a routine tackle.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 15, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"Had he gone for a medium hit instead of a fatality..."

Nice Mortal Kombat reference. :)

Maybe we should call Landry "Sub 3-0" now instead of "Ditry Thirty."

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | September 15, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm almost sure the trash talking is to let dudes know that even though they got that one, they better continue to keep their head on a swivel.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure this is the case and that's fine every once in a while, but not after every single hit/tackle. Eventually, someone is going to run his mouth right back at him to the point where a personal foul is committed against him. I just hope it doesn't happen at a critical point in the game.

Posted by: oh_boy1 | September 15, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I'll add that I have no problem with Dirty 30 becoming the team's own Bob Sanders (the healthy version, that is). That's fine. In fact, with Kareem Moore back there as our only true FS, Haslett will go nuts with his options of pressure packages.
The problem: First, until Moore IS healthy (and I am counting the days on that one), Doughty is barely servicable--he'll do just enough to remind you he's not a capable starter. And with every game, we all know coaches are watching film of us on D and saying "jackpot, guys, let's test #37 all day long." In fact, Andre Johnson is probably practicing only one route: skinny post.
Second, Landry isn't going to make all of those tackles, and when he misses it's going to hurt... bad. If I'm Haslett, I'm telling this front 7 they can't afford to let anything get through, especially with a back like Arian Foster coming to town.

Posted by: pgugino | September 15, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

we have been waiting laron, i know you had 2 picks in that playoff games a few years back, but that was a few years back

we all know you got it, now lets continue to see it, im very very happy, keep it up

Posted by: retroskins14 | September 15, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

However, it bothers me that he had to make that many tackles in the first place, because it means our LBs were taken out of several run plays by blockers and he was the last-level defender.

Posted by: pgugino | September 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Bingo. We need more beef up front, cause the ones we have right now are not doing their job. I think they got decent penetration on passing downs on a few occasions when they were only rushing 3 or 4, but they are holding our rushing defense back. Linebackers actually did pretty good considering. Someone needs to light a fire under Haynesworth's azz...NO, WAIT!! He might fart and blow everyone away!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

"I think it started with the change at Redskins Park, and Shanahan, and the new atmosphere," Cooley said. "It's just this idea that we're gonna kick ass, this idea that we're gonna win football games, [that] we don't care who we're playing, [that] we're not going out there to play with anybody. They're nameless faces. Let's go play, let's go win football games. It just makes you feel so good about playing football, it makes you feel so ready to win football games. Let's get out there and get after them. And then obviously, any time you play Dallas, you know the atmosphere is just gonna be crazy. God, we want to beat those guys so bad every time."

great quote from Cooley

Posted by: saltine182 | September 15, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

1 trip to the bathroom is not enough for me today.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Someone needs to light a fire under Haynesworth's azz...NO, WAIT!! He might fart and blow everyone away!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 1:57 PM

Monk...well this one should wake up Poopy today...and AH...on three...two...one....

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

This is a good break down of some of the important elements of the skins win:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-playbook/09000d5d81a8a13b/Playbook-How-Skins-pulled-off-upset?module=HP_video

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 15, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

...... especially with a back like Arian Foster coming to town.

Posted by: pgugino | September 15, 2010 1:54 PM
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yo, this guy had a good game thats all..it not like he's Chris johnson or Adrian Peterson..you know someone whos proving it over at least one season...the Colts aren't known for D-fense and we have a strong D...lets see him after he gets hit by LL30 or 98 or 59 or 92...so until then fcuk all the hype about him and those b!tch-azz Texans...ESPN has brain-washed so many people into beliving anything they broadcast...fcuk Arian Foster

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 15, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the concern Mr. Costanza but I was already stirring about before the Fat Al/pooting post.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse


Haven't heard from Albert_Haynesworth today, Poopy, oops I mean Albert must have slept in today. Don't you hate those Freudian slips?

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 10:42 AM |

How interesting, Poopy_McPoop and Albert_Haynesworth absent from the board together. You can throw in Deangelo_Hall also !

What's a sock puppet to do ?

Don't worry Hess...Poopy has had some stomach issues today...but should be here around 2:45 as usual. No clue where AH is...prob stomach issues too.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 12:54 PM |

The whole board knows Poopy, you can give it up now.


Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't care about Landry's theatrics. As long as he's getting 17 tackles per, with a few picks in there, I really couldn't care less.

Posted by: RedDMV

Safeties have to play with an ultra aggressive mentality. Dawkins, Rod woodson, williams, atwater, lott, were all guys who one way or another mad the other team apprehensive about challenging the defense.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 15, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Is it Sunday yet?

Posted by: abxinc | September 15, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

hessone, suck my c0ck. seriously.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Well done, LaRon.

Next fan favorite whipping boy to meet his potential and become everyone's overnight favorite: Mr. Devin Thomas.

He's no bust. Expecting big things very soon.

Posted by: AdamCr | September 15, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

1 trip to the bathroom is not enough for me today.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Monk...well this one should wake up Poopy today...and AH...on three...two...one....

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 2:04 PM

This is just scary....

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty pathetic how much hessone is concerned with other posters on here. He constantly tries to deride posters and call them "trolls" yet none of his posts mention football since he's too busy yacking at these "trolls."

Dude's obviously got some serious issues with anonymous posters on an internet blog. Try getting out of the house just for one day hessone. Fresh air is good.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The defense really needs to play better against the run, especially with Houston pounding the ball now. If Dallas would have committed to the run, that game could of gotten ugly. Yeah it was a nice job by the defense, but they still got me worried.

Posted by: ga8085 | September 15, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Heard on the radio that Shanny is putting the kabosh on media access. No blogging, no tweeting allowed while watching practice. No reporting of rumors (a rumor is the widespread publication of information from unidentifiable sources)by threat of revoke of media credentials. Hmmmmm.

Posted by: TWISI | September 15, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse
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Good.

Posted by: AdamCr | September 15, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Not to rehash the worn out subject, but I just saw some pictures of Ines Sainz on Mens' Health Magazine (online) and, wow! I'm not sure what type of harassment she received, but I would be disappointed if at least a couple players didn't try hitting on her. If that's all it was then lay off the dudes. She's hot and should expect to be pursued. Fraternization happens all the time in the workplace because human instincts cannot be squelched. If she said 'no' or to be left alone and still got unwanted attention, then that's another story. I didn't hear all the details nor care to. I'm just glad I saw those pictures.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 15, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Not worried about the run. Dallas' "success" on the ground was just as much a result of a lack of commitment from Dallas as it was an indication of our defensive ability. Had they committed to the run 50/50 with respect to the pass, our defense would have keyed in on it and their YPC wouldn't have been as high.

Posted by: psps23 | September 15, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

haynesworth to the jets for two in 2011 and a four in 2012 - book it!

Posted by: 4SkinzForever | September 15, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:19 PM |

posting with sensible people

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Good countdown Play, next'll be Poopy, oops I mean Albert_Haynesworth calling everyone an idiot again. Damn these Freudian slips!!!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse


Good countdown Play, next'll be Poopy, oops I mean Albert_Haynesworth calling everyone an idiot again. Damn these Freudian slips!!!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 2:30 PM |

hilarious

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

haynesworth to the jets for two in 2011 and a four in 2012 - book it!

Posted by: 4SkinzForever | September 15, 2010 2:26 PM

Not a chance! Jets are a 3-4 D and they won't put that whiny baby on their team to deal with his selfishness. Plus, they are overextended on high-end contracts and couldn't afford AH after this year.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 15, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

what's hilarious is hessone's obsession with me, fat al, and any other poster who he thinks is one and the same.

what a d0uchenozzle.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Not to rehash the worn out subject, but I just saw some pictures of Ines Sainz on Mens' Health Magazine (online) and, wow! I'm not sure what type of harassment she received, but I would be disappointed if at least a couple players didn't try hitting on her. If that's all it was then lay off the dudes. She's hot and should expect to be pursued. Fraternization happens all the time in the workplace because human instincts cannot be squelched. If she said 'no' or to be left alone and still got unwanted attention, then that's another story. I didn't hear all the details nor care to. I'm just glad I saw those pictures.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 15, 2010 2:22 PM |

She was excited to meat Demarcus Ware and ask him about his sack. She was curious about the defense and their unsuccessful package. She also asked Whitten about the balls that came his way and whether they were smooth or wobbly. Finally, she asked if they felt they got hosed on the final call. She is one thorough reporter with a head for separating the jewels from the junk.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Nice! That was a mouthful!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 15, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Also heard her ask Witten about his tight end....

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

what's hilarious is hessone's obsession with me, fat al, and any other poster who he thinks is one and the same.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse
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Its about time the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost got some competition. Consider yourself in good company.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Jets signed the former Skin and Jet DT Howard Green.. the poor man's Fat Al and probably will be better off with Green than if they had signed Fat Al

Posted by: iseyij | September 15, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

That was a mouthful!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 15, 2010 2:40 PM

Hessone says that often, after he and some guy he just met on craiglist you know......

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

no_punt_intended ... you are a literary comic. well done sir!

Posted by: 4SkinzForever | September 15, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

"the town" looks good, not up to the standards of "the depah-ted", but good just the same...

z, little italy, is the "North End"....some incredible restaurants....

Good stuff on LL, co-sign on DT coming around....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 15, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Also heard her ask Witten about his tight end....

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 2:41 PM |

Turns out it wasn't so tight. True Dallas Brokeback.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 15, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

18 tackles isn't enough... you have to flex after all of them.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 15, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Well thats an interesting approach. Play people at the position they are best suited for. LL is a hybrid SS/LB. Not a center field FS. Thank whatever entity that we now have some real coaches.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 15, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"...that said - dallas exposed some gaping holes on defense, including that 1 we cannot stop the run and 2 the underneath routes are open inside AND outside>.."

On the NFLN's show 'Playbook,' Mike Mayock makes the case that Haslett suckered J Garrett into calling underneath routes not realizing that R Doughty was over the top to stop the pass into the end zone.

Garrett never countered this defensive tactic.

I'd say the Texans flood to one side of the field to move Doughty, and then delay Johnson down the opposite side for a deep pass.

And there's no way anybody can break backside fast enough to stop Johnson.

Rogers or whomever plays on Johnson should jam him hard at the line.

Daniels should be jammed tight, too.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 15, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

the town" looks good, not up to the standards of "the depah-ted", but good just the same...

z, little italy, is the "North End"....some incredible restaurants....

Good stuff on LL, co-sign on DT coming around....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 15, 2010 2:44 PM
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Too bad The Departed was overrated, just a tad little bit.

And, will The Town have the musical styling of Dropkick Murphy's or some other Boston-based band as the soundtrack?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Turns out it wasn't so tight. True Dallas Brokeback.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 15, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Eww, coulda done without that visual. Now we know what they did during their free time at training camp....

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

no_punt_intended ... you are a literary comic. well done sir!

Posted by: 4SkinzForever | September 15, 2010 2:43 PM |

Thanks. Judging from your handle, maybe you are Inez Sainz secretly visiting the RI, lol. I don't think she's all that attractive though. She's got nothing on Lindsey Z. or even Kelly "The Giant" J.

I'd gargle with LZ's diarrhea.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

He's going to rip a Texans players head this Sunday HAHAHAHA He's a strong safety, that's why he's better at playing closer to the line of scrimmage, Blatche is stupid not to have him play his natural position. He's going to be better He'll have 13-16 tackles this Sunday and a sack

I like the Skins attitude this year. Now if we can only ship Fat Albert to some gullible team, maybe.....

Posted by: datruth21 | September 15, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

IMHO...

Landry is so jacked up out there that he may not even realize that he is doing the flexes etc.

Any of you guys plunge the adrenaline needle deep in your vein lately?

My guess is you'd have no idea what you are doing when you are that focused on wrecking the ball carrier like this guy was on Sunday night.

I've come around on LL. Yes, it was one game, but if this is the kind of passion, focus and relentlessness that Shanahan/Haslett are tapping into, I'd say let the dude flex all year if this is a glimpse of the monster he can be.

I totally understand #30 feeling like a caged animal last couple years with the plodding, uninspired coaching staff that he was supposed to be following.

Now, what will it take to get Al to give a fraction of what LL is bringing?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | September 15, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

He's going to rip a Texans players head this Sunday HAHAHAHA He's a strong safety, that's why he's better at playing closer to the line of scrimmage, Blatche is stupid not to have him play his natural position. He's going to be better He'll have 13-16 tackles this Sunday and a sack

I like the Skins attitude this year. Now if we can only ship Fat Albert to some gullible team, maybe.....

Posted by: datruth21 | September 15, 2010 2:58 PM |

Trade Albert Haynes-Girth to the next team on our schedule...then run right at him.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I'd gargle with LZ's diarrhea.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 2:58 PM
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Are we than to assume that you're a big fan of the "2 Girls 1 Cup" video?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

z, little italy, is the "North End"....some incredible restaurants....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

When people visit Boston, I provide them simple rules. Drink at the Irish places, eat at the Italian ones.

First time I'd been there since the big dig got finished. Way more pleasant walking across the new park than going under the freeway and all the dang scaffolding. I'm pretty familiar with a lot of the Boston area names (North End, Back Bay, etc), but Little Italy is more descriptive for those unfamiliar.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 15, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

If Laron Landry has 18 tackles per game,(and btw it's not like he was the last line of defense), he can bring a 6 foot tall mirror to the sideline and oil his muscles in front of it while the offense is on the field.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 15, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

NFC Players of the Week:

Matt Forte
Mason Crosby
Adrian Wilson (2 picks, 1 sack [nh], and a blocked FG)

Did Wilson have a better game than Landry? I thinks NOT!

Hopefully Durty30 will use this snub (imo) as motivation to get those 30 tackles...

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Not a chance! Jets are a 3-4 D and they won't put that whiny baby on their team to deal with his selfishness. Plus, they are overextended on high-end contracts and couldn't afford AH after this year.

Posted by: DC2AZ99

I agree with the not a chance but it won't be because of his contract. He will only cost a team 3 mil next and 5 mil the following. He will be really cheap because Danny has already paid him in upfront money.

If he were to go to the Jets it certainly would not be for a 2nd round pick and a 4th. His value is probably only at a 4th right now. Its not like he played lights out on Sunday.

Posted by: srobert1117 | September 15, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Dick Van Patten just e-mailed to say that he's still satisfied with eight.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 15, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Now, what will it take to get Al to give a fraction of what LL is bringing?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | September 15, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The opposing Offensive Lineman's facemask made out of Twizzlers!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

The opposing Offensive Lineman's facemask made out of Twizzlers!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 3:10 PM

Personal Foul...Number 92...Biting the Facemask...15 Yards...First Down!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

every player has an individual level of excitement that works for them, Landry plays with a very high level of excitement.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 15, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

The Skins D dominated a Cowboy O with a banged up OL.

Posted by: skinfanman | September 15, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Dick Van Patten just e-mailed to say that he's still satisfied with eight.

Posted by: freakzilla

You can never get enough.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 15, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking more along the lines of making the football Twinkies flavored...

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

I think the way this game plays out is this.

I bet the offense is telling the defense this week, "We owe you one."

We score 3 offensive TD's this week.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 15, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking more along the lines of making the football Twinkies flavored...

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 3:18 PM

AH is more of a Ho-Ho's fella...but good thinking!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

AWWWW MANNNN SHUTUP!

GET AN INTERCEPTION!

Let's see which one comes first, an interception, a double-move, a penalty for a late hit, or a penalty for taunting.

Only one of those 4 are good Laron.

Posted by: keedrow | September 15, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I bet you Fat Al has a deep-fryer in his house so he can eat all the deep fried twinkies, oreo's, twix, butterfingers that his fat self desires.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I bet you Fat Al has a deep-fryer in his house so he can eat all the deep fried twinkies, oreo's, twix, butterfingers that his fat self desires.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop

He's got a lot better taste than that.

"Hey Isn't That...?
Albert Haynesworth dining at Georgetown's Mie N Yu Monday night with his manager and there friends. Bulgogi, lamb sausage, tandoori chicken, all washed own with a Crown Royal whiskey"

From the Post.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 15, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I bet you Fat Al has a deep-fryer in his house so he can eat all the deep fried twinkies, oreo's, twix, butterfingers that his fat self desires.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 3:22 PM |

With all the money he stole from Danny, I guarantee you that deep-fryer is dual-gated, hand created, gold plated, voice activated and 5-star rated.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse


I bet you Fat Al has a deep-fryer in his house so he can eat all the deep fried twinkies, oreo's, twix, butterfingers that his fat self desires.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 3:22 PM |

With all the money he stole from Danny, I guarantee you that deep-fryer is dual-gated, hand created, gold plated, voice activated and 5-star rated.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 3:30 PM

And his own personal deep fryin chef to go along with it!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

landry is a bust, wait for it

Posted by: BMACattack | September 15, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS run the table, and go unscored upon in the SUPER BOWL. You read it here first.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 15, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I bet you Fat Al has a deep-fryer in his house so he can eat all the deep fried twinkies, oreo's, twix, butterfingers that his fat self desires.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse
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And she prolly has a lawsuit in the works

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Adrian Wilson (2 picks, 1 sack [nh], and a blocked FG)

Did Wilson have a better game than Landry? I thinks NOT!

Hopefully Durty30 will use this snub (imo)
Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Really? How did Landry even come close to matching Wilson? Seeing his stats, only thing Wilson didn't do is prepare the pregame meal..

Posted by: ga8085 | September 15, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS run the table, and go unscored upon in the SUPER BOWL. You read it here first.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 15, 2010 3:32 PM

I'm thinking they'll give up an early field goal in the Super Bowl

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS run the table, and go unscored upon in the SUPER BOWL. You read it here first.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 15, 2010 3:32 PM

I'm thinking they'll give up an early field goal in the Super Bowl

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse
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No way will our 2nd string hold them scoreless when we take out the starters early in the 3rd quarter!

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we should call Landry "Sub 3-0" now instead of "Ditry Thirty."

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | September 15, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Love it. I second that emotion.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 15, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Too bad The Departed was overrated, just a tad little bit.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:51 PM
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i agree with this....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 15, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Adrian Wilson (2 picks, 1 sack [nh], and a blocked FG)

Did Wilson have a better game than Landry? I thinks NOT!

Hopefully Durty30 will use this snub (imo)
Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 3:06 PM

Really? How did Landry even come close to matching Wilson? Seeing his stats, only thing Wilson didn't do is prepare the pregame meal..

Posted by: ga8085 | September 15, 2010 3:34 PM


I think Red was funnin'.

The tell is the S on "thinks."

Posted by: freakzilla | September 15, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I was certainly one of Landry's biggest critics last year (and for good reason...), but I am glad to see him flourish in the new system. I'm not sure why it was such a challenge for Blache & Co to put the best players in the right position to maximize their strengths.

It always amazes me how it is so obvious to EVERYONE in the stands, but the coaches can't see it.

Posted by: edvar | September 15, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me that anytime a strong safety is getting 17 or 18 tackles -- the D line and linebackers are letting way too many people through. A more prolific offense will know how to capitalize.

And as much as I like to watch a good solid hit, am concerned that Dirty 30's 'knock 'em out of their jock straps' style of hitting is only going to quicken the time that he'll knock himself out of the game -- either through penalties or concussions.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 15, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse


Question:

Are male reporters allowed in the women's dressing rooms ?

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Question:

Are male reporters allowed in the women's dressing rooms ?

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 3:52 PM |

No one wants to see Tony Romo changing in there.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

This team has incredible level of raw talent on the defense. No less than 7 guys went top 15 in their draft year -- and all are expected to see plenty of playing time (which you'd know if you'd read the preview edition of ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES). This team is built around defense.

Only 5 former 1st round picks are expected to be significant contributors on offense, 3 were top 15 picks -- McNabb, Trent Williams and Joey Galloway. Santana Moss went 16 and Larry Johnson 27.

Talent-wise, the boat is heavily weighted towards the defense, money-wise as well -- and they should be expected to carry the team.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 15, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

"Seems to me that anytime a strong safety is getting 17 or 18 tackles -- the D line and linebackers are letting way too many people through. A more prolific offense will know how to capitalize.posted by Vic 1"

There's a precedent in Washington: that's how Kenny Houston played the position. Basically as a roving linebacker with some coverage responsibilities. It works if your safety can also cover the TE or FB. Rodney Harrison is another example. One year in NE Rodney had something like 140 tackles. That's in part because of the way Belichick used him. He could have had more except opponents game-planned to take him out of the play.

30 tackles is just hyperbole, though.

As far as the D-line letting runners through, that's OK as long as Landry is making the tackle within a couple yards of scrimmage.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 15, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Are male reporters allowed in the women's dressing rooms ?

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 3:52 PM

This horse was beaten to death yesterday. RIP.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 15, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

No dear diary Vic...but it was such a classic.

Posted by: mhartz1 | September 15, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Samson151 | September 15, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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Fair enough. Thanks!

Posted by: Vic1 | September 15, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

No dear diary Vic...but it was such a classic.

Posted by: mhartz1 | September 15, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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Nope, had to retire the diary. Too many haters and stalkers.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 15, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse


what a d0uchenozzle.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 15, 2010 2:35 PM |

d0uchenozzle = old material

Go back to farting all day

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"Seems to me that anytime a strong safety is getting 17 or 18 tackles -- the D line and linebackers are letting way too many people through. A more prolific offense will know how to capitalize.posted by Vic 1"

There's a precedent in Washington: that's how Kenny Houston played the position. Basically as a roving linebacker with some coverage responsibilities. It works if your safety can also cover the TE or FB. Rodney Harrison is another example. One year in NE Rodney had something like 140 tackles. That's in part because of the way Belichick used him. He could have had more except opponents game-planned to take him out of the play.

30 tackles is just hyperbole, though.

As far as the D-line letting runners through, that's OK as long as Landry is making the tackle within a couple yards of scrimmage.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 15, 2010 3:59 PM |

Who are these non-football-understanding idiots. LL is essentially playing the majority of snaps within 5 years of the LOS. OF COURSE he is going to be making a ton of tackles when positioned there. The real problem would be if it were Doughty, Horton, Double Move or Arseneo Hall making loads of tackles.

BTW, I loved when people made fun of Deion Sanders lack of tackling skills. Deion would smile and say, "Those weren't missed tackles....those were business decisions."

At least the man was honest about what he could and couldn't do.

I miss Alvin Walton. That dude brought the wood.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I guess I didn't realize how good a running team the Cowboys are. They averaged 4.7 a carry against Washington, which is more than you'd like, but then again they averaged 4.8 yards a carry for the whole 2009 season -- second best in the NFL, after Chris Johnson and Tennessee. So I guess the Skins performed OK against the run. Better by far than they showed in preseason, that's for sure. Could be having those two Dallas linemen out helped some, but the replacements were OK run blockers, so maybe not.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 15, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Do I want to see the movie The Town even though Red Sux lovin' Ben Affleck is in it? Why not?

Posted by: MistaMoe

Did you not see Gone Baby Gone? Kind of an alright movie. besides, i think id rather see a white version of Menace to Society than a black version of Oceans Eleven (Takers)

Posted by: ryjufox3 | September 15, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

good stuff NPI -- Landry was playing almost like another LB. Which mattered a bunch since our LBs struggled in this game.

In the offseason, when Haslett was chainging guys to 3-4 LBs, I wondered if he'd move Landry to an LB spot -- Alexander, Carter and Orakpo can rush and stop the run, but can't cover much. Seemed Halsett was almost running 3-5.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 15, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

What kind of blog is this? There was not even one Haynesworth article today. Not one. WTF is going on?

As for that Inez sports babe, I think the Danny should hire her. Pretty sure if she's around, AH will be here for all offseason workouts.

Posted by: Iamhumongous | September 15, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Non-AH92 beepage

Posted by: manlius1 | September 15, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

This season will be interesting to say the least. It is already apparent that the coaching staff is not all talk and no action. Since hour one, this staff has had a plan and has tackled the weaknesses in the offseason workout plan (which resulted in a propensity of hamstring and other injuries). They defined work ethic, have been unafraid to hold prima donna's accountable, and have sought to elevate former liabilities into leaders (D Hall). And now we find that the staff has even seen to put Landry where he is going to excel!

The offense likely won't gel until games 4 or 5 - though it would be nice to see the running game against the Texans and to see more efficiency out of the passing game.

The defense looked like it was starting to gel against the Cowpukes - and Landry just needs to learn that being fast to the quarterback doesn't equal a sack! If he gets there, he has to nail the jerk to the turf and not let him get away.

I do believe we'll see if our Redskins have really improved - we won't be going against a team led by and built with idiots. The Texans are rising and a victory against them is a significant benchmark for us! HTTR

Posted by: laserwizard | September 15, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 15, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

What kind of blog is this? There was not even one Haynesworth article today. Not one. WTF is going on?


Posted by: Iamhumongous

I think people are beginning to realize what a One Trick Pony he is, He can bullrush, WHoop-de-doo. Haloti Ngata, to name one guy, can bullrush, slant, play the piano and various other thingw asked of all pro tackles.

If and until Haynesworth learns the system and polishes those other skills, he's nothing but a rotation lineman, sort of a third-string Vonnie Holliday with a bad attitude..

Posted by: TheCork | September 15, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, lots of optimism on here. Take it easy people. The Cowboys really didn't help themselves.

Our D has some serious areas of serious concern. Why Dallas stopped running the ball up the middle for 12 yards a carry, I have no idea.

Andre Carter, London Fletcher... they look out of position in this D.

Landry makes 18 tackles and it's great? I disagree. If he's tackling RBs, ok, but what about play action? With Doughty holding down a deep third? Sounds like 6 quick ones to me.

They better be on point learning this system, because they are very precariously manned.

If not for D Hall's play, we lose.

If the Cowboys had a kicker and didn't outsmart themselves calling plays, we lose.

If some genius on the Cowboys makes an adjustment and gives their R Tackle some help on the last play, we lose.

I don't want to be a dick, but, reality, people. That's all. Bring it back down to earth.

We will be very lucky if we beat Houston. I'd be shocked. And people are talking blowout? I'd definitely bet against that. There is no way. We'll score 6 points? You can't score 6 points on offense and expect to blow anybody out.

And Gano made a 50 yarder, too, I might add. If he misses that, we probably lose.

Just... Reality. I'm a fan, but, I'm not drunk on Kool Aid.

Posted by: Thinker_ | September 16, 2010 3:17 AM | Report abuse

Would it not be saying that something is "WRONG" with your defense when your strong safety is making 18 tackles a game an wants to average 30 tackles a game ? Then WTF are the defensive linemen doing through out the game ??

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | September 16, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Would it not be saying that something is "WRONG" with your defense when your strong safety is making 18 tackles a game an wants to average 30 tackles a game ? Then WTF are the defensive linemen doing through out the game ??

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | September 16, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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