LaRon Landry is a safety for the Washington Redskins, entering his third season in the NFL. He was drafted sixth overall out of LSU in 2007 and is emerging as one of the top safeties in the game. Here is a sample of questions for a potential feature interview with him:
Last season the Redskins defense finished ranked fourth in the NFL. However, the unit lacked the ability to create turnovers, rush the passer and score points. What was the reason for that, and can we expect better results this season?
How much of an effect did Shawn Springs have on you, as a person and a football player?
Now that Springs has moved on to New England, do you need to become more of a leader in the secondary?
You were put in a tough spot your rookie season, after the murder of Sean Taylor. The fans seemed to expect you to replace his intensity and play-making ability. What was it like the first few weeks?
What did you learn from Sean in the short time you two played together?
I have heard people say you two could have been the best safety tandem, possibly ever. Care to elaborate on that?
How difficult was the transition from playing strong safety to learning the free safety position in the middle of a playoff push?
Which position do you feel more comfortable in?
What about your fellow safety Chris Horton? When did you first realize that he was for real?
What about the signings of Albert Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall? How much better should those two make the defense this year?
Last season your brother had a scary neck injury early in the year. Do moments like that change your perspective on the game, or the way you play?
How good would an all-Landry safety tandem be?
Who do you think is the best safety in the game today?
What makes that player so special?
Who is the toughest receiver on the Redskins to guard one-on-one?
What are your goals for the Redskins and for yourself this year?
Thank you for your time, LaRon. Good luck this year.