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LaRon Landry jabs at Redskins' Shanahan, Patriots' Belichick

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LaRon Landry is known for making his presence felt on the field -- off the field, the New York Jets safety has taken a few shots at those who he feels have wronged or disrespected him.

A list that includes the Washington Redskins doctors, coach Mike Shanahan and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

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Landry suffered season-ending Achilles injuries in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Redskins. However, while the team's doctors suggested he needed surgery, Landry opted for an alternative method.

"That's why they have great doctors and they have OK doctors, great trainers and OK trainers," Landry told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "(The Redskins) had people who just had the job title, but not the passion for their job. ... I don't respect the training staff at all. I don't respect the coaches over there. I don't respect (Shanahan)."

But the Redskins weren't the only ones on the receiving end of Landry's barbs; he also shared his feelings about his free-agent visit with the New England Patriots this offseason.

"(Belichick) wasn't even there," Landry said. "So that was a no-brainer. I should have never taken that visit. I was like, 'Damn, if you're going to visit, the head coach (should be) there.' I felt, 'OK, that's a slap in the face.'"

Landry then joined the Jets and began training camp on the physically unable to perform list before he was activated in July.

The tattooed bruiser has been a welcome addition to Mike Pettine's defense, where Landry's style of intimidation is appreciated.

"Head first, high velocity, no regrets," Landry said.

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