Chargers Free Agency Shopping List: Laron Landry


There may be some playoff games this weekend, but we don’t care too much about that. We are already looking at the possibilities in free agency and what we can put in our shopping cart. Actually, we probably just want a shopping basket since we know AJ Smith will be back for another season and he doesn’t like getting any of those big items that are available. That still won’t stop us from looking around and window shop.

Since Norv Turner doesn’t think that Quentin Jammer has the skills necessary to switch to safety (DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS), then one of our biggest needs is a strong safety to play opposite of Eric Weddle. Today, we will do a little research on Washington Redskins safety Laron Landry and see if he will fit in with this team. In order to get more insight on Landry, I talked with Kevin Mawyer II from Riggo’s Rag. Here is his take on Landry… remember, he watches Landry every weekend and doesn’t just see the highlight tapes like we do:

LaRon is a capable safety. He’s even a top ten safety, when healthy, in most Redskins fans opinions. Landry’s issues on the field are that he’s sometimes a poor tackler and isn’t exactly Ed Reed when it comes to ball-hawking. He is consistent though. He’ll have strings of ten-tackle games, maybe even a forced fumble. He can also consistently miss tackles, or in the case with Brandon Jacobs- get run over.

Will we be bringing him back?

The outlook is bleak for Landry in DC. We may bring him back, but it’d have to be for less money than what he may be worth to other teams. The Redskins are still thin at safety and Laron may be retained simply for the fact that there aren’t better options available.

His injuries?

I’d say they are a major concern until he can prove otherwise. Landry has had hamstrings, groins and several other minor injuries.

Laron could possibly have a rebirth in a new city, but he’s not necessarily a prime candidate for a defense that needs some major upgrades like San Diego’s.

If I were the GM of the Chargers I would stay away from Laron unless you could get him at a good price. He’s almost certain not to play up to his eventual new deal, no matter where it is.

[Sorry if this seems so negative, but a lot of Skins fans are pissed about this guy being hurt all of the time and when he is on the field, being inconsistent. Hope this helps.]

Well, DANG! I really thought that Landry could be a good fit here, but he sounds like injury prone Bobby Sanders with the tackling skills of Eric Weddle. If Sanders and Weddle had a baby, maybe his name would be Laron Landry. He could be a top 10 safety, but the injuries are holding him back. With our training staff on this team, he for sure will get injured and miss out on half of the season.

Do we want to take that risk again and get burned?


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  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    i guess i forgot to add this on the post so i will add it to the commentary… IF we bring in Laron Landry to this team, I would probably get really excited like i did when we got Bob Sanders on the team…. but then I would wait to see the injury report every week and then wonder if he makes it onto the IR list.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      so it actually sounds like i dont want him here!!!

  • MrCorreia619

    @agentbell619 @chargersbuzztap Man. I will be so happy if they make this signing.

    • agentbell619

      @MrCorreia619 we need him & good pass rusher then we will be straight on “D”

  • MikeTuck

    They really due need to find a proven Safety and Corner to solidate the D. But I’d like to see them go after a good quick group of offensive linemen. Enough with the I’m so big I can’t bend over. Dielman would stay if you get him and hardwich some help. Denver has always been good at getting smaller quicker linemen. Not only do they react to DE and blitzes better, they last longer phyically. With a great front line Mathews and Tolbert could eat up defenses. Mathews carrys have to increase to 25-30 a game, including key redzone plays. The only Defensive player they should be looking at in the draft is LB/DE ( A great passrusher ). My son tells me there’s one coming out of USC that is DE but light and quick enough to play LB.

  • MikeTuck

    If the Chargers must let jackson go, sign and trade him to Minnesota for Jared Allen. Opposite Phillips WOW!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @MikeTuck if we could pull off a sign-and-trade like that… i might just start crying with joy

  • the gorn

    Unless there’s can’t-miss free agent available, I’d say that we should just look for solid contributors and hope that either through the draft or trade (how often does that happen these days) that we get the kind of franchise talent we need on defense.

    I wonder if we can package Tolbert and another player for a decent player or draft pick which hopefully AJ won’t subsequently burn on one of his hidden gems.

  • @kencaminiti21

    Pass. Think of it this way, if he was any good the Redskins would overpay to keep him so the fact that they’re letting him walk says something.

  • @kencaminiti21

    Here’s the “Godfather” move: Chargers sign Mario Williams away from the Texans which would cost SD 2 #1s (assuming HOU franchise tags him)

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