Re: Laron Landry
posted at 3/5/2012 12:55 PM EST
In Response to Re: Laron Landry
[QUOTE]Im sorry, I dont know much about the Peds thing and how serious it is. I know we have taken risks before and if its as bad as you say it is, he should be had at a one year, 1 mill deal , No? For all the wasted money last year, I wouldnt mind spending 1 million on a guy who may be ready after week 6, and even if not,the guy is still young enough to take a chance on, even if its for next year. Thats just my opinion, but guys like this dont come around often. Knowing B.B., I'd bet he'd atleast look into it. Its how he got Rodney. At the time, Rodney was done according to Marty with a serious groin injury and Rodney has also been linked to P.E.D's right? This guy is the hardest (legal) hitting safety out there. He made a lick on a guy last year knocking him out of bounds so hard, i thought the guy died right there on the sideline and it was right in his chest, no head contact.
Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]
Jay there is a huge difference between Rodney's groin issue and Landry's Achilles. Landry's Achilles is potentially career ending and this kid refuses multiple times to risk having surgery to have it healed (which I commend him for his long term health perspective). From most accounts his long term health is better letting it heal naturally but short term there is no realistic possibility he can play anywhere near his capabilities and he's risks even further injury if he even tries.
As with the PEDs, there was never any speculation about Rodney and PEDs before coming to the Pats, there is with Landry.
Additionally with Landry, have you seen his body builder body now? The kid has bulked up his upper body without taking meaningful practice on the field. There is no telling how that has affected his mobility and agility. He might hit like a ton of bricks but can he even cover guys anymore if he can't cut, run full speed, and has lost agility? If they wanted a guy who would line players up then try to hit them full force they would have kept Meri. Not worth the contract imo. I'd rather get Ihedigbo back then give the same money to Landry