When the Redskins decided to let him walk following two injury-plagued seasons, LaRon Landry got to test the waters, attempting to find the best suitor for his services. The former first-round pick possesses plenty of talent, along with a scary, almost-inhuman amount of muscle, so his free agent interest was fairly significant.
Teams in need of a hard hitting, extremely built box safety came a callin’, including two major players, the Patriots and Jets. At the time, it was reported that the AFC East rivals were “competing” for Landry, who began making the rounds, starting in New England.
Looking back on it, he wishes he never had.
“He wasn’t even there,” Landry told Manish Mehta in a column for the New York Daily News. “So that was a no-brainer. I should have never taken that visit. I was like, ‘Damn, if you’re going to visit, the head coach (should be) there.’ I felt, ‘Okay, that’s a slap in the face.’”
Landry is referring to Pats coach Bill Belichick, the man he wanted to