Redskins safety LaRon Landry incited the Eagles' ire before the game on Monday when he reportedly taunted DeSean Jackson about concussions and threatened to "knock out" the wide receiver. As you know by now, Jackson exacted his revenge by burning Landry deep for an 88-yard touchdown catch on the first play from scrimmage.
But Landry didn't just antagonize the Eagles before the game; he also is alleged to have spit at center Mike McGlynn several times during the 59-28 blowout. The league office is reportedly looking into the incident(s), though Landry has denied it. As for McGlynn, he doesn't believe Landry, or any other player, should be fined; but Landry's denial is what irks McGlynn.
"I understand there's a lot of frustration and you're getting beat bad, but out of respect for the guys - we're out here to promote the game and play the game the way it's supposed to be played. I'd rather not be disrespected like that." McGlynn said. "We had five or six guys around the second time he did it. Five or six guys saw it. The two receivers that were walking back to the huddle saw him do it repeatedly. So, for him to say that he didn't do it? Come on."
For the most part, McGlynn did his best to avoid the questions about Landry and the Redskins because of the importance of the upcoming game against the New York Giants. The Giants have 25 sacks on defense, tied for eighth in the league, and are led by Osi Umenyiora, who has 9.0 all by himself.
"It's big for us Sunday night. We're excited about it," McGlynn said. "Each week we play against some good units. You can't really tell until we go out there and compete with them to say (which defensive line) is the best. We do things differently than a lot of teams in the league that have played them already. We run a totally different style, so we'll see after Sunday night."
Meanwhile, McGlynn now has essentially nine more games of experience than he had entering the season. After adjusting to the speed of the game and the different looks that opposing defenses can throw at the offense, how improved is McGlynn now from the beginning of the season?
"I feel real confident right now the way I'm playing and the way our offensive unit is playing," McGlynn said. "So it's a big game coming up here against the Giants. It's a good test for us."
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 7:30 p.m., November 17