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Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:00 pm
 

Adam Carriker can flex, wear tight shirts too

We know you can't tell from the photos, but Landry (left) is a safety and Carriker's a defensive lineman. (Twitter)

By Ryan Wilson

LaRon Landry has big muscles. And we don't mean the garden-variety muscles you see on typical NFL players. We're talking pipes usually reserved for bodyguards and the Jersey Shore. On Thursday, the internet caught wind of the Landry phenomenon, and it got to the point that Landry took to Twitter to defend himself against all sorts of criticisms.

He weighs "223 solid," not 240 pounds as some had suggested, scoffed at the notion that the picture above was Photoshopped -- or that he's "on" anything -- and wondered why so many people cared what he looked like.

"Damn more men on my timeline than anything," Landry tweeted. "Didn't know there parents raised them as females to hate/criticize another mans perfectionYOLO"

So that happened. We mention all this because it's not just fans and media taking note of Landry's physique. Former teammate Adam Carriker took time out of whatever he was doing Friday to squeeze into a tight shirt and post the photo above to Twitter.



And Chad Ochocinco, currently of the Patriots (but probably not for long), offered these observations:



All this working out reminded us of quite possibly the greatest exercise video of all time.



Your move, LaRon (jazzercise optional).

hat tip: Sports Bog

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Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Skins' Jenkins lost for season with torn ACL

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It was something of a surprise when Jarvis Jenkins was drafted ahead of his Clemson teammate Da'Quan Bowers, but the Redskins' second-round pick has been a pleasant surprise at defensive end, and unlike Bowers, there were no concerns about an injured knee. That changed Thursday night when he hobbled off the field against the Ravens. According to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter John Keim, Jenkins tore the ACL in his right knee and will be lost for the season.

It's awful news for a Redskins defense that had played well in the preseason, both against the run and the pass. Jenkins has had an impressive training camp, and appeared to pass veteran Adam Carriker on the depth chart when he started Washington's second preseason game against the Colts.

“He’s a powerful guy and he just needs more time on the grass,” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said of Jenkins lat week, according to the Washington Post

Jenkins was injured on the Ravens' second offensive possession as he tried to make a play on ball carrier Ray Rice.

“I was doing a stunt on that side, and I seen the running back cutting back,” Jenkins told the Post. “So when he cut it back, I kind of reacted to him. I had my hands on the lineman trying to throw him. I threw him, and I tried to plant at the same time and redirect, and something just popped.”

Initially, there was optimism that Jenkins might be okay. “Hopefully it’s not too bad," he said after the game. "I’ve never really had a major injury, so I’ve just got to try to keep a positive attitude about it. And if it so happens that I’ll be out for a while, I’ve just got to stay motivated and get back as soon as I can. I’ve just got to stay positive about it.”

Unfortunately, it turns out that Jenkins will be out for a while, which complicates things for Haslett and the Redskins' defense. On the upside, it appears the Redskins could actually have a competent starting quarterback this season.

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Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:18 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Offseason Checkup: Washington Redskins

Posted by Andy Benoit



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New coach, new system, new quarterback, even new yellow pants. Didn’t matter, it was the same old Redskins in 2010. The new quarterback never mastered the new coach’s new system, which is why there actually wound up being another new quarterback at the end of the season. Rex Grossman wasn’t much better than Donovan McNabb, but then again, Grossman had to work with the same ho-hum supporting cast as McNabb.

But enough about the offense. How about Washington’s disappointing defense? Albert Haynesworth was a cross between the Cowardly Lion and Tin Man. Instead of finding a phony wizard to help spark some soul-saving confidence within him at the end, the most expensive defensive tackle in history found himself suspended.

The team unofficially charged Haynesworth with Owensism (i.e. being a jerk). Haynesworth wasn’t the lone disappointment on D. The secondary let more big plays pass through than Broadway.




Mike Shanahan’s famous zone blocking scheme works just about anywhere. There’s no reason to think powerful but spry running back Ryan Torain can’t be a 1,200-yard back behind such a scheme. However, Shanahan needs better athletes at center, right guard and right tackle. C Casey Rabach does not elevate the game of those around him. RG Artis Hicks is valuable only as a utility backup. And RT Heyer is too upright and stiff in the knees.

Finding more fluid linemen, even if it means settling for other teams’ undersized dregs, would be a worthwhile endeavor for the Skins.




1. Quarterback
It’s pretty clear Mike Shanahan does not want Donovan McNabb, right?

2. Wide Receiver
Santana Moss is an unrestricted free agent and probably not worth whatever he thinks he’s worth. Anthony Armstrong might be too much of a hard-handed plodder to hold down a starting spot long term. He’s certainly not a No. 1. The only other receivers on the roster are return specialist Brandon Banks and Terrence Austin and underachieves Roydell Williams and Malcolm Kelly.

3. Defensive End
There was talk that Adam Carriker had a strong season in 2010. Where’s the evidence? Carriker blended in like camouflage. Vonnie Holiday can still contribute in a limited backup role, but like with fellow end Phillip Daniels, age is a major issue.




It’s the NFL, where instant improvements are not only possible, but common. It helps having an adept coaching staff. Shanahan will be prepared for the D.C. scene in 2011 after being caught off-guard by the intense media in his debut season.

Still, a great coach can only go so far. The Redskins desperately need more talent at the skill positions if they want to give .500 a run.

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