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Posted at 2:52 PM ET, 12/22/2010

LaRon Landry tops fans' Pro Bowl vote for strong safety

By Rick Maese

Despite missing the Redskins' final seven games of the season, safety LaRon Landry apparently made quite an impact in the nine games in which he did appear. At least among football fans.

Landry was the NFC's top vote-getter at the strong safety position on fans' Pro Bowl ballots. Landry finished with 208,112 votes, more than any other strong safety in the NFC, in voting that closed Monday night.

Unfortunately for Landry, though, he won't be able to play in the Pro Bowl. Ballots are circulated among players and coaches Wednesday and Thursday, and because Landry is on injured reserve, his name does not appear on those ballots. Voting from fans, players and coaches each counts toward one-third of the final total.

No other Redskin was the top vote-getter at his position on the fans' ballots. The 43-man Pro Bowl rosters for each conference will be announced next Tuesday.

New England quarterback Tom Brady received 1,877,079 votes to lead all players. Philadelphia's Michael Vick was second with 1,522,437 to lead all NFC players.

By Rick Maese  | December 22, 2010; 2:52 PM ET
Categories:  LaRon Landry  
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Comments

That blows...poor LaRon.

Posted by: PlayAction | December 22, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Interesting read. Thanks for sharing. I soured on the guy when I saw him being interviewed by Erin Andrews on College Gameday. When she asked him how far he can throw he responded: "C'mon Erin. I gotta leave some mystery to the 'Legend of Ryan Mallett'".

Posted by: MColeman51 | December 22, 2010 2:18 PM

LOL. I saw that and thought the same thing. What a putz.

Posted by: skinswest | December 22, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I heard no one legitimate saying this team would have more than 7 wins this year before the season started.


Posted by: DikShuttle | December 22, 2010 2:55 PM

NFC East – 2010 NFL Season Preview
http://www.allsportstalk.net/2010/08/nfc-east-2010-preview/
The Redskins will have a bounce-back year, which might not be saying much since they went 4-12 last season, but Donovan McNabb alone will count for 6 wins...
Washington Redskins 2010 Prediction
The Redskins stun the NFL by winning 9 games and finishing in a close second to the Eagles. Their record might be good enough to earn them a wildcard spot, completing a magical turnaround for the team from D.C.


2010 Division Preview: NFC East
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ross_tucker/08/31/nfc.east.preview/index.html
Predicted record: 10-6.

The Redskins were a much more talented team than their 4-12 record from a year indicated and all they did this offseason was add a future Hall of Fame head coach, Mike Shanahan, and a quarterback who is still one of the 10 best in the NFL.

(These are the results of a quick search, I'm sure there are many, many such predictions)

Posted by: Alan4 | December 22, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Bit by the double move again.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | December 22, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm not going to suggest housecleaning was the right approach, but I do think looking at players that wouldn't fit the 3-4 well, and getting reasonable value for them was a much better approach than letting them flounder in a 3-4 and having to sell off damaged goods.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 22, 2010 2:48 PM

That is certainly one point of view...and one that I am not totally opposed to. Especially with Carter where we have film of him attempting to transfer to LB previously. Another viewpoint espouses the theory that we needed to see who could make the transition to a 3-4 especially considering how limited the free agency market was. In order to trade guys you have to be able to get some value in a trade in the form of picks or players that fit the new scheme. Trouble is how do you trade a 4-3 guy to a team running a 4-3 and expect to get a 3-4 guy in return? Doesn't work that way so you have to get picks.


Unless, of course, you only pick up offensive players in return.

Posted by: TheScamp75 | December 22, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

At least folks recognize.

Posted by: DikShuttle | December 22, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

*last time I was hit with a double move, so...

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 22, 2010 2:55 PM

It's alright kerz...premature beeps can happen to anyone...and can now thankfully be corrected with todays modern medicine.

Posted by: PlayAction | December 22, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Sad to hear... as worked hard enough and clearly made enough of an impression to get the bid.

Would anyone know how much the front office saved on this one?

Posted by: Vic1 | December 22, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

(These are the results of a quick search, I'm sure there are many, many such predictions)

Posted by: Alan4 | December 22, 2010 3:02 PM |

Media talking heads are wrong more often than they are right. I'm sure there are plenty of "experts" who picked them to finish last just a google search away too.

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 22, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: TheScamp75 | December 22, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Media talking heads are wrong more often than they are right. I'm sure there are plenty of "experts" who picked them to finish last just a google search away too.

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 22, 2010 3:09 PM

But DikShuttle's argument was that *no one legitimate* picked the Skins to win more than 7 games.

Certainly, opinion was split, but as I said people who blamed Zorn/Campbell as the primary reasons for last year's debacle expected a lot more from Shanahan/McNabb.

That's the point.

Posted by: Alan4 | December 22, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

lol PA, was premature at birth, so hard to stop now...

btw, playing hard beeps...again.

Posted by: kerzon417 | December 22, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

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