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Williams: Landry, Doughty Are Improving

Every week, chats with a Redskins coach about a hot topic. This week: assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams on LaRon Landry and Reed Doughty:

"The communication between LaRon and Reed has improved. When are playing at home it is harder to communication because of crowd noise, and you have to be able to read each other's body language.

"You want the 12th and 13th and 14th man at home, but that does put a bind on you and your communication process especially when you haven't had a whole lot of games playing with each other.

"It was comfortable for me to see them and I've had my eyes on them quite a bit to see if they were picking up the same reads, and they were. What I also like is our practice sessions. They are reinforcing to each other the nonverbal things that you have to do, when you are playing at home.

"You can bail yourself out at times by hollering at each other when you are on the road, but you can't do that at home."

"Obviously, LaRon is doing some more things back in the back end. He has been doing that really in the last four or five weeks, really. He is a bright young prospect and he prepares very hard.

"I have never once seen him have a crack in his armor as far as being fatigued in the meeting room. Sometimes before you even get on the field, you show body fatigue, you show mind fatigue. You have to be able to crunch it. You have to get into a routine. You have to come in here every single day.

"In our classrooms, I'm pretty demanding on your focus and your attention. The classroom is an extension of the field, so if you do a good job in the classroom and you do a good job on making them participate in the classroom, then it transfers over to the field.

"They have to call things out on the film and all that kind of stuff. LaRon has done great. He really has. He has not backed off of anything we have asked him to do. Just like with a lot of the guys here, you will see an added improvement all the way to the end.

"The biggest jump will be in his second and third years. You will see, just from a comfort level, what his mind and body routine is going to be to get through the season."

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