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Old 12-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #181
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Re: Laron Landry - Redskin for life?

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Doughty is a very solid tackler. good example w/the Jacobs tackle. I know someone will likely bring up the Gronkowski play, but every db will miss tackles like that v. TEs or other bigger players over the course of a year. Doughty also had a good game in coverage, the PI call on him was bogus IMO, I really hate those calls - a wr can just slow down & get that call. Doughty was penalized for having tight coverage & trying to see the ball.
Good to see props for Reed. Solid player who plays just as well as Landry.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #182
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Get rid of him - he's an over rated hack.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #183
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I believe there are 4 relatively well-known safeties who will be free agents after this season is over. If I missed a player, I am sure someone here will add him to this list.

In alphabetical order:
Tanard Jackson
Laron Landry
Jim Leonhard
Gibril Wilson
There are lots of factors that go into a decision to sign a free agent to a long-term deal including age, injury history, injury status, "off-field issues", clubhouse leadership, and more.

Nevertheless, a prime factor has to be "on field competence". Translation: Can he play well?

So, is Laron Landry the best safety on that list of four simply in terms of his play on the field? I would suggest he is NOT. My order would be:
1. Leonhard
2. Wilson
3. Landry
4. Jackson
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #184
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I believe there are 4 relatively well-known safeties who will be free agents after this season is over. If I missed a player, I am sure someone here will add him to this list.

In alphabetical order:
Tanard Jackson
Laron Landry
Jim Leonhard
Gibril Wilson
There are lots of factors that go into a decision to sign a free agent to a long-term deal including age, injury history, injury status, "off-field issues", clubhouse leadership, and more.

Nevertheless, a prime factor has to be "on field competence". Translation: Can he play well?

So, is Laron Landry the best safety on that list of four simply in terms of his play on the field? I would suggest he is NOT. My order would be:
1. Leonhard
2. Wilson
3. Landry
4. Jackson
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Thanks for the breakdown. Tough call on Leonhard and Wilson I think they're both quite good.

...I just wish Atogwe was a better player for us. I think our weakness in the secondary is biggest at FS but that's just my take.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #185
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I believe there are 4 relatively well-known safeties who will be free agents after this season is over. If I missed a player, I am sure someone here will add him to this list.

In alphabetical order:
Tanard Jackson
Laron Landry
Jim Leonhard
Gibril Wilson
There are lots of factors that go into a decision to sign a free agent to a long-term deal including age, injury history, injury status, "off-field issues", clubhouse leadership, and more.

Nevertheless, a prime factor has to be "on field competence". Translation: Can he play well?

So, is Laron Landry the best safety on that list of four simply in terms of his play on the field? I would suggest he is NOT. My order would be:
1. Leonhard
2. Wilson
3. Landry
4. Jackson
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I don't personally feel that Jim Leonhard is a better safety than LaRon Landry, but the only list where Gibril Wilson is a better safety than Landry is one where we are purely guessing on the order. There are no actual football grounds for that evaluation.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #186
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The guy still hasn't even had his surgery yet. No idea what the hell he's waiting on, but the longer he waits, the longer it is before he's back on the field.
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The guy still hasn't even had his surgery yet. No idea what the hell he's waiting on, but the longer he waits, the longer it is before he's back on the field.
He's hoping that it magically goes away Maybe he's afraid of needles and doctors.
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The guy still hasn't even had his surgery yet. No idea what the hell he's waiting on, but the longer he waits, the longer it is before he's back on the field.
Well...it's not really the first indication LL is totally serious about football, is it?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #189
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I don't personally feel that Jim Leonhard is a better safety than LaRon Landry, but the only list where Gibril Wilson is a better safety than Landry is one where we are purely guessing on the order. There are no actual football grounds for that evaluation.
Disagree. Both guys are more consistent tacklers from the games I've watched...we need consistent tackling and coverage at safety more than anything. Landry struggles (consistently) at both.
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Disagree. Both guys are more consistent tacklers from the games I've watched...we need consistent tackling and coverage at safety more than anything. Landry struggles (consistently) at both.
You haven't watched Wilson play defense in the last two years because he essentially hasn't played it. Wilson has been cut by each of the last three teams he played for and went from prized FA signing when he left New York to purely a special teams player in Cincinnati this year. I mean, suggesting that Wilson might be a solution at safety is simply a product of being unaware of his career since 2007. He's essentially Reed Doughty at this point, though perhaps the better tackler of the two. Wilson though is a distant backup or third stringer on a team that starts journeyman Chris Crocker at safety.

Leonhard is a different issue entirely. He's run into bigger injury issues than Landry has the last two years, and is one of the centerpieces of an (athletically lacking) Jets secondary. I think you could at least honestly make a good argument for him being an upgrade on Landry, that's just not an opinion I share.

I actually like Tanard Jackson as a player, but his off the field baggage is a serious issue that may prevent him from ever getting a contract longer than one year.

I think Tyvon Branch is the best safety on the market. Landry is a close second.
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Jim Leonard is a system safety point blank. He was sub average at best til rex took over
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Tyvon Branch is a FA too right?
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Tyvon Branch is a FA too right?
yessir. he'd be a great pickup
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #194
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Healthy he's a top 3 SS, possibly the best in the league. The problem is, whatever supps he's taking, his lower body is breaking down. We all saw this same thing with David Boston, body builder upper body, track star legs equal disaster.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #195
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It would be a mistake to re-sign him unless he has surgery. He's been advised by his doctors to get his achilles surgically repaired and he won't do it; therefore, it won't hold up.
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