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LaRon Landry blasts Redskins, Shanahan


LaRon Landry blasts Redskins, Shanahan

Former Redskins safety LaRon Landry left the team this past offseason to join the New York Jets. Apparently, Landry does not look back on his time in D.C. fondly.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Landry blasts current Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and the team's medical and training staff.

"I dont respect the training staff at all," Landry said of the Redskins. "I dont respect the coaches over there."

Landry was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2007 draft, and when healthy Landry often performed at a high level.

At other times though, Landry missed tackles while going for big hits. Some fans did not appreciate Landry's tendency to celebrate big hits that came following a first down or big play for the opposing team.

Through one game with the Jets, Landry looked like the star who won a national championship in college at LSU. Ankle and achilles injuries that caused Landry to miss so many games over the last two years have not been an issue thus far in New York, and Landry said that medical evaluations with the Redskins did not properly diagnose the problem.

In the interview, Landry did speak highly of former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and the late safety Sean Taylor.

"I do respect Coach Gibbs, who brought me there, and Coach Gregg Williams. I respect that 2007 organization," Landry said. "After 2007. . . . nonexistent.

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Don't believe trade hype: Bruce Allen insists Kirk Cousins will be Redskins quarterback in 2017

Don't believe trade hype: Bruce Allen insists Kirk Cousins will be Redskins quarterback in 2017

Kirk Cousins will be the Redskins quarterback in 2017. Period. At least that's the word from team president Bruce Allen.

"That's why we franchised him," Allen said of Cousins.

Asked about numerous trade rumors and reports on the Redskins single season passing record holder, Allen dismissed them all.

"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."


Allen has spoken with Cousins representatives a number of times this offseason, and the organization still wants to get a long-term deal done with their passer. 

"Our goal from the beginning has been long-term," the team president said. "I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."

The team could again use a tag on Cousins, an option Allen mentioned. 

MORE REDSKINS: Exclusive: Allen answers questions on McCloughan firing

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Exclusive: Redskins' Bruce Allen answers questions on Scot McCloughan's firing: 'We needed clarity'

Exclusive: Redskins' Bruce Allen answers questions on Scot McCloughan's firing: 'We needed clarity'

PHOENIX -- The Redskins suffered a public divorce when the team dismissed Scot McCloughan from his general manager position earlier this month. Bruce Allen, speaking with CSN in Phoenix at the NFL Owner's Meetings, explained just how hard the decision was.

"It was difficult because his father and brother and I worked together for a number of years with the Raiders and enjoyed success together. When I brought [Scot McCloughan] to the Redskins obvisouly I was hoping for a good marriage. It is disapointing."

Allen said his organization needed clarity once free agency opened up, and removing McCloughan provided that.


"I thought on the first day of the league year [March 9], the free agents we were bringing in, we needed clarity. And for our scouts to continue the good work we were doing we needed clarity for the season," he said. "The opening day made the decision."

Interstingly, Allen unequiovocally explained that McCloughan can go work elsewhere in the NFL.

"We hope it works out for Scot because now he can be hired by teams before the draft. He's available, and wish him the best."

Allen would not comment on any personal issues with McCloughan.

"I would never go into the personal conversations."

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