LaRon Landry, Stefan Logan named NFC players of the week

Redskins safety LaRon Landry and Lions kick returner Stefan Logan have been named NFC players of the week for their efforts on Sunday.

Landry was named defensive player of the week after registering 13 tackles and causing two turnovers in the Redskins’ 16-13 win over the Packers. Landry forced a fumble on the Packers’ first series and intercepted a pass on the Packers’ last series.

This is Landry’s first career player of the week award. He currently leads the league with 41 total tackles.

Logan had a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Lions’ 44-6 win over the Rams, which ties him with Terry Fair for the longest in team history. He also had 24 yards on two punt returns.

As we previously noted, Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman was named the NFC offensive player of the week.

31 responses to “LaRon Landry, Stefan Logan named NFC players of the week

  1. “He currently leads the league with 52 tackles.”
    its not a good thing if your safety is leading the league in tackles…means the front 7 if terrible

  2. Landry is killing it now that he is back at his natural position. And he has finally stopped leaving his feet when trying to make the big hit and thats helping a lot as well.

  3. The scheme and the staff should share in the award. He’s been playing Dawkins’ like. It’s sure fun to see.
    One can only envision what Gibbs had in mind when he was drafted to be paired up with the late Sean Taylor.

  4. Landry deserves it. The 3 -4 scheme gives him a chance to be the play-maker that he is. Skins!

  5. This is all coaching. Put Dirty 30 at free safety some 30 yards off the ball and he’s Double Move 30. Put him in a roaming position where his biceps can take down running backs just by looking at them and he’s good ole Dirty 30.
    Watch out. This kids gonna be nasty.

  6. It would have been illegal. Sean Taylor and Dirty 30. Nobody would look forward to that slobberknocker.

  7. it’s funny because most redskin fans were ready give up on Landry before start of the season calling him a bust….I guess his light just turned on.

  8. I was iffy when they announced the 3-4 earlier this year, and it does still need some work, but it’s looking good for guys like Landry. They’re doing better then I thought they would. Hail!

  9. “Dirty 30” ??? Really? As soon as the guy stops acting like a clown he can get some respect. As of right now he is getting cherry picked tackles from a terrible front 7.

  10. its not a good thing if your safety is leading the league in tackles…means the front 7 if terrible
    Hes not playing like a typical safety… more like a linebacker making plays ALL over the field.

  11. It’s not a terrible front seven. Dude practically is a linebacker. He plays really close and roams alot. Stud.

  12. Landry has been a top 5 safety in football this year. And his tackles haven’t even been on plays broken into the secondary. He’s been a missile out there. Playing him at FS was dumb, at SS he’s all pro caliber.

  13. Where’s Landry in PFT Daily’s discussion of defensive MVP?
    Also, all the negative comments above are fairly off base. The front 7 has been less than stellar at stopping the run, but Landry has been an absolute beast, and his lead leading tackle total has more to do with him being all over the field than making tackles 15 yards down field. He is rushing the passer or in the box most plays.
    Also, not a single Redskin fan was willing to give up on Landry after last year. Anyone with a brain knew he has been playing out of position since Sean Taylor’s passing.

  14. Good for Logan. He seems to be a guy who works hard and just needed someone to give him a chance. I liked him when he was on the Steelers and he always looked great in camp, but unfortunately, he never seemed to get that chance to run one back in the regular season. I’m glad to see that he’s doing it now.

  15. Laron Landry is the best defensive player in the league right now. He makes plays all over the field, but most of his league leading tackles are close to the line of scrimmage. To say its bad to have your saftey making most of your tackels is misleading in this case. Not to mention all the QB pressures he has. QB’s crap their pants when he comes on the blitz. He is to Washington what Troy Polamalu is to Pittsburgh.

  16. PhillyFansSuck says:
    October 13, 2010 4:05 PM
    Laron Landry is the best defensive player in the league right now. He makes plays all over the field, but most of his league leading tackles are close to the line of scrimmage. To say its bad to have your saftey making most of your tackels is misleading in this case. Not to mention all the QB pressures he has. QB’s crap their pants when he comes on the blitz. He is to Washington what Troy Polamalu is to Pittsburgh.
    This…

  17. Glad Logan is putting his talents to use in Detroit, wish he had run a few back while in Pittsburgh.

  18. “Laron Landry is the best defensive player in the league right now.”
    hahaha are you kidding me???? so the best defensive player plays safety for the 30th ranked pass defense, which is also dead last is overall defense. if he is so good they wouldnt be last in the league in defense and 3rd to last in pass defense. get a clue man. guy is basically blowing coverage to make tackles.

  19. Being a Leos fan I am hapy to see Logan or any other Lions win this. However, One run back (breaking one tackle) does not merit this achievement. But we’ll take it

  20. Best defensive player right now? Ehhhhh…I wouldn’t go that far. But he is playing lights out..the guy is hitting anything that moves out there. Hail!!

  21. Landry was a killer at LSU, where the SEC always plays the hardest hitting, fastest defense in college ball. So it’s no surprise that he’s doing so well in the NFL. Still hate the Skins, though.

  22. hahaha are you kidding me???? so the best defensive player plays safety for the 30th ranked pass defense, which is also dead last is overall defense.
    1) he’s playing more like a lb than db
    2) last in yardage, 9th in points given up – ill take that

  23. @kevo126, take your stats and shove them. The Skins have given up 7, 12, and 13 points in their wins…and these were against highly ranked offensive teams. That ranking comes mainly from their 2 losses. Granted I wouldnt go so far as to call Landry the best defensive player in the league, but give props when they are due…

  24. I am from Louisiana (obviously) and there are more players in the NFL from Louisiana on a per capita basis. Laron Landry is not one of the better ones. He is physically gifted but all he can do is hit hard. He is constantly exploited in the secondary and takes bad angles more often than not.

  25. I wouldn’t say Dirty 30 is the best but he’s up there the best right now I’d say is clay Matthews he’s a stone cold beast

  26. Landry is playing lights out right now, but I still can’t erase the image of Brandon Jacobs trucking him a couple years ago.

  27. “The Skins have given up 7, 12, and 13 points in their wins…and these were against highly ranked offensive teams.”
    @ocho oh i forgot you throw out stats when your teams loses…
    and the teams the skins beat offensive ranks: GB 12th, eagles 8th (but they didnt have vick for that game) and dallas 2nd (but they are a terrible team, they just get yards).
    when you lose to the rams, you are not a good team…fail

  28. @kevo
    The eagles did have Vick, but the skin’s defense injured him just as they have done to other players this season. Plus, I’m pretty sure that Vick’s replacement (Kolb) is a starting calibre QB so your opinion is unfounded there bud.
    I’m guessing you didn’t watch the Rams game, the Skins were struck with the fumble bug during that game. It’s pretty hard to win when turnovers (two fumbles) create 14 points for the opposing team within the first 5 minutes of the game. If the Rams end up playing your team this year, I’m sure you’ll change your tone.
    Your earlier comment about Landry’s tackle count would normally make sense, but the man is playing on the line 80% of the time…it really seems like you are just talking out of your ass.

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