LaRon Landry and Oshiomogho Atogwe, the Redskins’ probable starting safeties in week one, are both injured and not practicing. This means, as many have reported, that they spend lots of time together on the sidelines, chatting and talking strategy and giving each other nicknames.
“ Sunny Delight,” LaRon Landry told Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson, when asked for Atogwe’s moniker. “O.J. Sunny Delight.”
“ He got too many,” Atogwe said, when asked for Landry’s nickname. “Sugar Lo,” he then said, offering up one name.
No explanation was offered.
“I’m his spokesperson,” Atogwe added. “To get to him you’ve got to go through me. Pro Bono.”
“Hey, we didn’t talk about that yet,” Landry said.
“No no no no no, I don’t get paid by you; you get paid,” Atogwe explained.
“Yeah, but I’m saying we didn’t talk about that yet though,” Landry said. “I want to share. I love to share.”
“See, he learned that in kindergarten,” Atogwe said.
(Redskins rules prohibit me from embedding this video; you can watch the two-part interview here.)
The safeties were also asked for their first impressions of each other.
“He’s a good guy,” Atogwe said of Landry. “ I enjoy being with him. We’ve only known each other a few short weeks, but I can already tell he has a good heart, he has a passion for the game and he really wants to be great at it. I like some of his slogans; I ain’t gonna tell you now because it’s just between us, but everything he does, he goes hard. He’s not gonna straddle the fence on anything. He’s either gonna do it or he’s not, and I can appreciate that.”
“You know, when I first met him, he’s like the veteran guy who keeps everything in place,” Landry said of Atogwe. “You really go to him for advice, great note-taker, like a captain on the field. We need that in the secondary and in the defense as a whole.”