Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry providing bulletin board material for Patriots
Several months back, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry made a bold prediction that his team would sweep the defending-champion New England Patriots in 2017.
Now that we’re 10 weeks into the season and the Patriots look like their usual self at 8-2 while the Dolphins have stumbled to a 4-6 start, Landry had an opportunity to walk those comments back or at least brush them aside this week ahead of their first matchup. Instead, he doubled down.
“Honestly, it’s a pride thing and also, it’s something for us, a mindset,” Landry said according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “I spoke about it. They’re a team that I have great respect for always. I know guys over there, Tom. It’s nothing against them. It’s just something that, as a competitor, you want to win. Just like every game, I approach it the same, and that’s the mindset.”
In the offseason, Landry told Peter King of MMQB.com that the Dolphins would no longer allow for the Patriots to act like their big brother, ruling the AFC East. Those comments made national headlines and will certainly be a source of bulletin board material in the Patriots locker room as the two teams square off for the first time since on Sunday.