Color me not surprised, but I’m not surprised in the least that Jarvis Landry came out and said that the Browns QBs are much better than what he had when he was with Miami. I’m not surprised because that’s what every player that leaves a team and goes to another team does. Durant, Ajayi, LeBron, Kobe, they all do it eventually. They get traded, retire or released, show up with the new team and just when things are starting and they’re telling everyone that they’re so happy, they come out and trash the team they left like a 18 year old dumped after senior week, rinse and repeat. Landry had this to say:
“I think [Browns play-caller] Todd [Haley] is going to give me the opportunities I need to … not show off my talents, but the things that I can do, I believe that I’m a complete receiver all-around.”
The quarterback play is so important, which has got me that much more excited about Tyrod and (first-rounder Baker Mayfield) and the way that they’re throwing the ball out here, it makes me that much more excited. It’s a lot better than what I had in Miami. I’m excited about that.”
Apparently, Cleveland are doing things with Landry that nobody in Miami could ever think about doing with him. Let me think here; what does Landry want to do that Miami would not do with him that would make him a complete receiver? Can it be send him on more go routes and have him be the recipient of deeper/jump balls? Yeah, I think that’s it. He wants to be like his good-time buddy Odell but here’s the thing; Jarvis just isn’t that kind of receiver and trying to force him to be that kind of receiver would be as dumb as trying to make Colin Kaepernick a drop back QB. Wouldn’t that be crazy?
Then he finished his talk with saying that the QBs in Cleveland are a lot better than what he had in Miami. Basically, Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield are leaps and bounds better at throwing footballs than Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore and Jay Cutler. I really can’t say much about Baker because I haven’t seen him yet in live action with a NFL defense trying to stop him from succeeding so I can’t give a true “take” on him other than I was alright with Miami drafting him if they had the chance back in April. Tannehill, Moore and Cutler as we all know are competent throwers of the ball. Are they Marino, Favre and Spergon Wynn Warren Moon? Not quite. But Tyrod Taylor, that’s my problem with all this. Tyrod is as mediocre of a QB as it gets. Tell me his stats, tell me he has a great win/loss record tell me he hasn’t had good players around him. Whatever you want to do, go ahead and do it. I’ve watched him play and besides a few deep balls, he’s never ever going to win anything because he’s just to inaccurate. Like wildly inaccurate and consistently doesn’t get the ball to his WRs. Remember that playoff game against the Jags this year? Out of his whopping 17 completions, 5 were to WRs. I really don’t think the Browns are going to be turning into the greatest show in “The Land” this year.
And I was a guy who wanted Miami to keep Landry. He’s a really good player and I thought it could get worked out but Gase and company feel differently for that price. I want Jarvis to succeed but the smart money is on the Browns being the Browns and Jarvis getting upset when he gets criticized in the middle of the season as for why the Browns offense has trouble scoring points and he gets all annoyed with the media and lashes out then subtly says the coaches don’t know what they’re doing with him. This isn’t to say Miami will be scoring TDs at will, but I’ll take their offense with Gase and the new guys they have compared to Cleveland (yes, I know Josh Gordon is there). Until the Browns stop Browning, I’m never going to believe in them.
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