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Mike McGlynn: LaRon Landry 'Spit in My Face' During Monday Night Game

Nov 16, 2010 – 1:21 AM
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Mike McGlynn LaRon LandryLANDOVER, Md. -- Philadelphia center Mike McGlynn claimed that Washington safety LaRon Landry spit in his face twice during the Eagles' 59-28 rout of the host Redskins tonight.

"We were fired up anyway and they said some things that got us even more fired up and they did some things that fired us up," McGlynn said. "Landry came in and spit in my face and that really fired us all up. We all want to play the game with all the respect in the world.

"When people come out and disrespect you like that. ... I think there just has to be more respect for the game than that. That's just a terrible thing. We just looked at it as, 'Hey, let's keep pouring it on them.' "

Landry, of course, denied McGlynn's charges.

"When I would ever be in touch with the center?" Landry said. "I never blitz the 'A' gap. When would I ever be in the 'A' gap? Extra points, I'm at the end. With that said, that's your answer. I don't know if they're trying to elevate a problem with no reason. The center, I keep my mouth shut about him."

McGlynn said that Landry was on his side of the line on extra points.

McGlynn and Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who jawed with Landry before the game as a little scuffle broke out, said the Redskins should have kept their mouths shut.

"LaRon's a pretty good player, but there was just some things he was doing on the field that I wouldn't agree with," Jackson said. "He does what he has to do to prepare for the game and play the game so you can't take it away from him, but it's real disrespectful and we feel we needed to go out and put a real smashing on 'em."

McGlynn said the supremely muscled Landry, who came in leading the league in tackles, tried to intimidate the Eagles before the game.

"He said some things to (Jackson) that he shouldn't have said," McGlynn said. "It's fine -- he got his. He said it to D-Jack, and you could see on that first play (on which Jackson beat Landry for an 88-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick), he got his."

So did Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia's starting quarterback the previous decade, who was humiliated by his old team on the night his new team, Washington, signed him to a five-year, $78 million contract extension.

"Donovan had said some things after they beat us (17-12 in Philadelphia in Week 4) that fired us up, saying how we made a terrible decision and everybody makes mistakes. ... I think that fueled the fire under us a little bit. We came out with a purpose tonight. ... I think we're happy with where we are right now."

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