Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Jarvis Landry has made plenty of waves so far during his NFL rookie season and they’ve been for all the right reasons. Through five games, Landry has caught 18 passes for 186 yards and 1 touchdown. However, his biggest impact is on special teams, where he is averaging 31.8 yards per kickoff return on 13 attempts. He has a total of 413 yards. With that said, Landry isn’t happy with the way the season is going for himself.
“Not really. I have a different level of expectations for myself. I think that there’s a lot of potential for stuff that I have, and I have to just continue to keep working. I’m nowhere near my potential. I need to score more. Besides that, just make the little plays, limit the mistakes as much as I can and make the little plays.”
When talking about the slow starts the Dolphins have faced in the first half, Landry said they need to feel the game out and develop a rhythm.
“That’s the biggest thing early because we never get into a rhythm. We haven’t been able to do that, but we have another week to come out, start fast and let that continue to the second half.”
Landry has already started to be vocal and become a leader and isn’t afraid to speak up when the situation warrants, despite only being a rookie.
“Yeah and I think one of the things that I adapt from a lot of guys is, even though you are a rookie, you still have a voice. If you are on the field and making plays, you have a voice. Just for me, I think it’s just (to) continue to prove and earn the trust of these guys before that time comes. I’m a vocal guy, but I’m more of a by-example guy too. I just try to let my play or let my intensity and passion show, and guys respond to that.”
So far, Landry has shown flashes of promise in his limited action on the field in offensive sets but during the game against the Green Bay Packers, we saw what he could do when given the opportunity to be on the field throughout the entire game. Let’s hope it continues.