We use a lot of euphemisms and sayings for hard hitting players in the NFL. One of the frequently quoted claims on Landry is that he injures people, that he puts them in the hospital with his big hits. This is not a "saying" and should be treated literally.
Per his High School Coach per the Post:
"We had one of the top receivers in the South being recruited everywhere and one of the first plays of training camp, LaRon puts him in the hospital. Put his feet over his head, and so, we found a safety.
I think it is naive to hope that LaRon Landry will somehow reform his big hitting ways once he gets to the NFL, so expect a few errant flags here or there. What we drafted Landry to do is hit and hurt large adults. Demanding that he tone down that intensity in circumstance X and not circumstance Y is difficult, as the two are connected.
It reminds me of last preseason when fans were complaining about Portis putting himself in harm's way when he dislocated his shoulder on a vicious hit on cornerback Keiwan Ratliff (who had just intercepted a Brunell pass). The fact is, the intensity that gets Clinton Portis to chase down a cornerback on a 52 yard interception return and level him is the same intensity that gets CP over the goal line, or helps him break a game wide open with a huge 30+ yard run. I suspect that the same is true of Landry. The urge to hurt and maim opponents drives both his borderline hits that could end up as penalties as well as his legal hits that knock balls loose or make receivers think twice before catching one over the middle. Getting the one without the other is a Herculean coaching task, though best of luck with that, Redskins.
What Landry doesn't project to be is an off-field problem. By all indications Landry's parents, Frank and Rhonda, raised LaRon (and his brother Dawan) right. Anectodes and evidence to that effect are strewn throughout the above article, though it closes with the most telling: