Written by Steven Wilson at 8:00 AM EST | Twitter: @stevenjwilson11
Fashioning himself into one of the most reliable targets in the Dolphins passing game, Jarvis Landry continues to improve. That could be because the rookie wideout played in one of the most competitive college football conferences in the nation.
“The SEC is not NFL of course, but it’s one of the closest things to it,” Landry said to the media recently. “I think the SEC definitely prepared me for the speed of this game. Obviously, the first couple of games, it definitely was a transition. But now we’re what, nine weeks in and it’s just football.”
Through eight game, No. 14 has 30 receptions for 301 yards for two scores and a 10 yards-per-catch average. Furthermore Landry has only been target 39 times meaning his catch rate is near 80-percent.
“I really think Jarvis (Landry) fits the description... This guy is a football player,” said Head Coach Joe Philbin. “He’s a tough, competitive guy. He’s got really good hands. He may not have ran the fastest 40 (yard dash) in Indianapolis, but the guy plays football fast on game day. He’s tough. We love his competitiveness. We like the way and the energy he brings to the football team. I think if you were playing a pickup game when you were growing up as a kid, he might be the guy you take first. The guy is a football player.”
Landry and the offense feel like they have finally hit their groove. As a team, the Dolphins are averaging 30.8 points per game over the last five outings.
“It’s not about anybody else, it’s about us,” Landry concluded.