Dawan Landry: Dropping Back with the Baltimore Ravens Safety

Luke JonesCorrespondent IMay 26, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 29:  Safety Dawan Landry #26 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 29, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens defeated the Saints 35-22. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Here are the questions I'd ask Ravens safety Dawan Landry:

1. How does it feel to finally be back on the field for minicamp after everything you went through last season?

2. Describe your offseason workout regimen.  For the average fan that doesn't really understand what it means to be an NFL player 12 months out of the year, what are the keys to being successful?

3. Take us back to Week Three against Cleveland when you sustained a spinal cord concussion.  What went through your mind as you lay on the field at M&T Bank Stadium?

4. How frustrating was it to see the success the team had last season, knowing you could not be a part of it physically?

5. Jim Leonhard, your replacement after the injury, played very well in your absence.  Many even suggested the Ravens should have re-signed him before he ultimately joined Rex Ryan in New York.  How anxious are you to make fans forget Leonhard and to regain your status as a force beside Ed Reed in the Baltimore secondary?

6. You were originally recruited to play quarterback at Georgia Tech before switching to safety.  How does your past experience at the quarterback position help you in the secondary?

7. Your younger brother and Redskins safety, LaRon Landry, was a first-round pick in the 2007 draft, a year after you were selected in the fifth round by the Ravens.  Describe the relationship you have with your brother, and what kind of rivalry the two of you have when it comes to football.

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8. How will the transition be from Rex Ryan to new coordinator Greg Mattison leading the Baltimore defense?  What changes will we see, if any?

9. You play beside arguably one of the greatest safeties in the history of the game in Ed Reed.  Describe your relationship with him and how he's helped your career.

10. What are the keys for the Ravens' defense to continue the same success it has had since you've been here?

11. What has been your biggest motivation recovering from the neck injury and offseason surgery?

12. Who have been the most influential people in getting you where you are today?

13. How do you envision the 2009 season going for you and the Baltimore Ravens?


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