Tag:LaRon Landry
Posted on: November 16, 2010 5:51 pm

NFL investigating Landry spittle, pregame scuffle

Posted by Will Brinson

In the wake of Michael Vick and the Eagles dropping some record-breaking offense in Washington last night, some alleged details emerged that didn't paint some Redskins defenders in a flattering light. Namely that LaRon Landry and DeAngelo Hall taunted DeSean Jackson about the concussion he suffered a few weeks ago, and that Landry spat on Philly center Mike McGlynn several times.

Naturally, the NFL is investigating -- a spokesman told the Philadelphia Daily News that they were looking into both the alleged spittle and the pregame skirmish between players (which occurred because of the alleged taunts directed at Jackson).

This is the second week in a row that the NFL's had to investigate an incident of spitting during a game. Last week Channing Crowder and La'Ron McClain got into a nasty little war of words after the Dolphins-Ravens game, although the NFL concluded that there wasn't enough evidence to warrant punishing McClain, despite some video that seemed to indicate otherwise.

Landry's denied that he spit on McGlynn (the two incidents in question were on an extra point to put the Eagles up 21-0 and then again with four minutes remaining in the game), claiming that the proof he didn't is positional, as there'd be no reason for him to line up in the A-gap at any point during the game.

"This is my answer: When would I ever be in touch with the center? I never blitz the 'A' gap." Landry said, according to the Washington Post."Extra points? Still, when would I ever be in the 'A' gap? Extra points I'm on the end. With that said, that's your answer."

Hall also, according to the Post, denied taunting Jackson before the game and Landry "downplayed" it.

Given a lack of video evidence (that we know of so far anyway) on Landry spitting, it seems like a long shot that he'll be punished by the NFL, given that McClain received no punishment the week before.

As for the taunting, though, that might be more serious of an offense given the way in which the NFL has handled concussions this year. The notion of one player threatening another one with physical harm and/or making light of what is a very serious injury probably won't go over well with the league office.

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Posted on: November 16, 2010 8:47 am

More details on LaRon Landry's behavior

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Will was up late Monday night telling you about how Redskins S LaRon Landry and CB DeAngelo Hall mocked Eagles WR DeSean Jackson about his concussion from a few weeks back.

You know, the typical “making pillow gestures” and saying “night, night” that we all seem to think is absolutely hi-larious (especially when you talk about another man’s health).

Not surprisingly, that disgusting behavior seemed to motivate the Eagles, who absolutely dominated Washington as Michael Vick had the individual performance of the year (20 of 28, 333 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions) while feeding an 88 yard touchdown pass to Jackson 18 seconds into the game.

Needless to say, after the game, Philadelphia described the pregame trash-talking and how it got the Eagles blood boiling.

“He brought up my concussion, and said, ‘I’m going to put you asleep again,’” Jackson told reporters, via the Philadelphia Sports Daily, recounting his pregame conversation with Landry.

Said Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin: “Everybody trash talks, but there are certain things you talk about and certain things you don’t. In incidents where someone is really hurt, or life-changing incidents like that – you don’t talk about those type of things. Thirty was running at the mouth a little too much.”

But that’s not all. Apparently, the Redskins couldn’t keep the saliva from pouring out of their mouths (why is spitting in people’s faces, all of a sudden, becoming a trend?) According to Philadelphia center Mike McGlynn, Landry spit on him at least twice.

While the Redskins were embarrassed badly on their home field, one person came off looking worse. Apparently, Landry had an off-night.

As a human being.

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Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:30 am
Edited on: November 16, 2010 9:37 am

Report: Redskins taunted Jackson for concussion

Posted by Will Brinson

You probably saw the pregame skirmish between the Eagles and the Redskins -- we were told it was "all in good fun" (or some similar cliche relating to people being pumped up to smash each other for money). Turns out that might not be the case, as multiple people are reporting that the early scuffle was a result of LaRon Landry and DeAngelo Hall taunting DeSean Jackson for his concussion against Atlanta a few weeks ago.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer cites sources that that indicate the two were mocking Jackson before warmups. And Comcast SportsNet, via The 700 Level, reports that various Redskins players were making "pillow gestures" and saying "night, night" at Jackson before the game started. It also turns out that Landry also spit on some people and told Jackson he was "going to put him to sleep again."

That's pretty cold all-around, and certainly not professional behavior. Of course, it led to this photo happening, so, um, you know what they say about karma.

Posted on: November 13, 2010 10:33 pm

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part IV

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Panthers at Buccaneers

Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine, who’s missed the past four games, badly wants to get back into action after dealing with a quadriceps injury, while T Jeremy Trueblood (out the past two contests with a knee) looks to return as well. Both are questionable and game-time decisions.

Faine had full participation in all three practices this week, while Trueblood was full-go for two of them, but Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris wants to see how they look in pregame warmups before giving them the go-ahead.

For Carolina, RBs Jonathan Stewart (concussion) and DeAngelo Williams (foot) are out and won’t play. So that’s, you know, not a great sign for the Panthers. LB Nic Harris, meanwhile, is probable.

Lions at Bills

It looks like QB Shaun Hill will get the chance to replace the injured Matthew Stafford for the second time this season. Hill, who broke his forearm the first time he took over the Detroit offense this year, is probable to make his return to the game. Among the questionables for the Lions: DE Cliff Avril, S C.C. Brown, CB Chris Houston and CB Alphonso Smith.

Also, K Jason Hanson is out, and in response this week, Detroit signed Dave Rayner. Which is unfortunate, because I think all of us would have liked to see Ndamukong Suh take another crack at kicking point after attempts and field goals.

Three players Buffalo really could use this week are out, including LB Andra Davis, LB Shawne Merriman, and WR Roscoe Parrish.

Eagles at Redskins

There are seven Washington players on the injury report. All of them are questionable. They include OT Stephon Heyer, S LaRon Landry  QB Donovan McNabb, LB Brian Orakpo, WR Brandon Banks, RB Clinton Portis, and RB Ryan Torain.

Of those seven, Portis won’t play but Torain will, along with McNabb. A decision about Banks will be made gametime. The Redskins would like to have him back, because he’s been so good as a return specialist.

Eagles G Max Jean-Gilles, who’s been feeling the effects of a concussion, was cleared to play today. He remains questionable, though, on the injury report. Meanwhile, G Nick Cole is probable, and coach Andy Reid hasn’t determined who will start between the two of them.

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Posted on: October 30, 2010 5:38 pm

Week 8 injury report analysis Part II

Posted by Andy Benoit

Bills @ Chiefs

Right tackle Cornell Green (knee) remains the only Bill who has battled a significant injury this season. That’s noteworthy considering this team has led the league in IR players two of the last three years. Buffalo defensive backs Terrence McGee (back) and Jairus Byrd (thigh) are both questionable, though both were full participants in practice this week.

Kansas City’s only injury of note is Dexter McCluster’s high ankle sprain. The budding multifaceted rookie is listed as questionable, though word is he’ll likely be out multiple weeks.

Redskins @ Lions

Of the 12 Redskins listed as questionable this week, only five had less than full participation in practice: offensive tackles Jammal Brown (hip) and Stephon Heyer (ankle), safeties LaRon Landry (Achilles) and Kareem Moore (knee) and fullback Mike Sellers (foot). The Skins are growing more and more concerned about Brown’s ailing right hip – the same hip that kept him out all of last season. If he can’t play, and if Heyer can’t play (well, it’s clear Heyer CAN’T play, but in this case, we mean if he can’t play because of his ankle) then guard Artis Hicks will slide over to tackle.

The Lions will get quarterback Matthew Stafford back from the shoulder injury he suffered on Opening Day. In fact, Stafford isn’t even listed on the injury report. Rookie RB Jahvid Best is. He’s probable with a toe (and he admits it has hindered him as of late). MLB DeAndre Levy is questionable with an ankle injury that has kept him out all but one game.

Panthers @ Rams

Don’t expect Carolina’s suddenly-stagnant running game to finally get rolling this week. The team is still without RT Jeff Otah (knee) and now, RB DeAngelo Williams is out (foot). St. Louis’ own star RB underwent finger surgery this week, though Steven Jackson vows he’s going to play.

Danario Alexander is the latest Rams wide receiver to hurt his knee. At least he’s only out a few weeks, though (cartilage). Defensive tackles Fred Robbins (toe) and Darell Scott (ankle) were both limited in practice. RT Jason Smith showed concussion-like symptoms after dinging his head in practice; he’ll be replaced Sunday by Renardo Foster. It’s worth noting that Smith missed the second half of last season with a concussion.

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