Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry has made an impact in his rookie season not only as a slot receiver, but also on special teams. His impact has been so great in that phase of the game that he is ranked second-highest in the NFL. Over the course of the season so far, he has returned 13 kickoffs for 413 yards for an average of 31.8 yards per return.
In Week 6 vs. Green Bay, WR Jarvis Landry’s 54-yard kick return on Miami’s opening possession was the second longest of his career. His long was 74 yards, recorded against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 21. He is one of seven players to return a kick more than 50 yards and is the only player in the NFL to return two kicks of more than 50 yards. Landry has been close to breaking a few for a touchdown, including two against Green Bay. but hasn’t been able to get past the kicker.
“It’s just going to take constant work, making the plays when they come and eventually we are going to get past that kicker.”
He’s destined to break one for a touchdown soon and hopefully it will come at a key moment in a game when the Dolphins need the momentum turned in their favor.