Jarvis Landry has been an electric player ever since the Miami Dolphins drafted him 63rd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, which was considered a steal for the team. In his first NFL season, Landry didn't disappoint. The former LSU wide receiver had 84 receptions for 758 yards. Last year, he continued to improve where he reeled in 110 catches for 1,157 yards, impressive stats for a slot receiver.
Jarvis, 23, is now in his third year in the league. Every time he steps on the field, there is no denying he is one of the hardest workers on the team. This offseason, the wide receiver was voted 98th best player in the NFL, a great accomplishment for a young player. It didn't surprise me at all to see him on that list. In my opinion, he should have been ranked higher.
Despite all that great news, there is a slight problem. Jarvis continues to act like a child on the field.
In the last couple weeks, I have cringed every time he has made a reception. Not because I am afraid he will get injured. I cringe because I worry he is going to do something to put the Dolphins in a bad position after the whistle is blown. For example, in yesterdays win against the Buffalo Bills, Landry made a nice play on the ball for a big gain. Immediately after the catch, he spun the ball on the sideline of the Bills, which resulted in a taunting penalty costing Miami 15 yards. You may argue that the new NFL rules are ridiculous and I understand that. However, how hard is it to just hand the ball to the referee and move on?
I do love how hard Jarvis plays during the whistle, but after the whistle it is anybody's guess what his next move is, something that Gase and the rest of the staff have to be a little concerned about.
As we move further along in the season, I hope Landry’s teammates can help him keep his cool on the field. In the last two weeks, the Dolphins have looked like a whole different team and that is exciting, but the last thing we need is Landry getting ejected from future games costing the team some important victories down the road.
We all know he isn't as bad as his buddy over in New York. The whole kicking net saga was funny the first week, but then he had to propose to it and it is safe to say it is starting to get weird.