There’s no denying the Cleveland Browns have more talent than a season ago, but can they go from zero wins to the playoffs? Jarvis Landry thinks so.
One of the most high-profile additions to the Cleveland Browns roster has some high aspirations for the team in 2018.
Wide receiver Jarvis Landry was picked up in a deal with the Miami Dolphins and quickly was given a five-year deal worth $75.5 million. He gives them some credibility at the position thanks to leading the league in receptions in 2017 and should quickly become a favorite of quarterback Tyrod Taylor — who is also new to Cleveland.
Just because they’re new though, doesn’t mean they won’t make noise this season. How much noise remains to be seen, but if Landry is correct, we could be watching the Browns come the new year.
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Landry recently spoke with Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal and said this Browns roster is “playoff caliber.” He didn’t go as far as to say they’ll surely be playing during the end of the year tournament, but Landry believes if they do the little things, they have as good a shot as anyone.
"“Do we have the talent? Absolutely,” Landry said via Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “But at the same time, it’s the little things — the leadership, the accountability — those little, small things are what make or break teams, especially in those late months, in November, December, when you’ve got to win those months. You’ve got to be on the plus side of those months for sure if you want to have any chance at making the playoffs.”"
This suddenly doesn’t sound so crazy. Had we said as soon as their 0-16 season ended that playoffs were possible, nothing but laughs would follow. However, general manager John Dorsey has done a lot to ensure this roster is competitive.
Outside of Landry and Taylor, the Browns also added running backs Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb on offense. Defensively, they brought in corners E.J. Gaines and T.J. Carrie
in addition to rookie Denzel Ward. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks also found his way to Cleveland and Damarious Randall gives them hope to have a true free safety.
Things are looking up for the Browns and it’s no longer laughable to talk playoffs. Just ask Jarvis Landry.