Months ago when we were full into the drafting brouhaha, I near demanded that the team trade down or select a defensive linemen. The two names frequently cited were Jamaal Anderson and Gaines Adams who, combined, have 33 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks. By comparison, LaRon Landry has 57 tackles and... 1.5 sacks. The Redskins as a whole had their 20th sack against the Jets, now more than we had the entire 2006 season (19). At times this team has looked unsteady, but the defense has been unusually good given what happened last year. In no small portions does Landry deserve credit for that dramatic change.
And here it comes, first from Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald:
Jason Reid over at The Post jumps on the wagon too:
Last season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Redskins were last in the NFL in average yards allowed per pass attempt, giving up an average of 6.91 yards. This season, they're third in the league with a 5.88-yard average, and Landry has helped to shore up the pass defense, [Coach] Gray said.