Video: Laron Landry celebrates defensive stop that didn't happen

Throughout his career, the enthusiasm of Laron Landry's(notes) celebrations have had an inverse correlation to his play on the field. In his first few seasons, when he overran blitzes, missed tackles and blew coverages, the Washington Redskins safety would celebrate every play like it had won him the Super Bowl. This year, as a position switch and increased dedication have transformed him into one of the NFL's top defensive players, Landry has toned down the antics after his plays.

That all changed on Sunday, though, when Landry excitedly celebrated a third-down stand by the Redskins in the team's game against the Detroit Lions. The LSU product raised his arms, did a semi-karate chop and got in the face of Lions' quaterback Matthew Stafford(notes) after the defensive stop.

The only problem was, the Lions got the first down.


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