Last year at this time, Redskins’ safety LaRon Landry was part of a special young DB tandem in Washington along with Sean Taylor. But that changed when Taylor died after being shot during a robbery attempt at his home in November. Jason Reid of The Washington Post writes that Landry, now in his second season, is stepping up as the leader of the Redskins’ secondary.
“The Redskins could not have replaced him (Taylor) even if they had tried,” writes Reid. “Few players at any position possessed Taylor’s combination of size, speed, talent and the ferocity with which he played. Landry is among that small group. Their unique abilities provided the foundation for Washington’s secondary early last season, and the team envisioned having the league’s best 1-2 punch at safety for years.” More