Kingdom Come: Introducing the 3 Kings of the Cleveland Browns
The trade to bring Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns from the Miami Dolphins was the first move made by former general manager John Dorsey to acquire a player. The goal was to bring in players to change the culture of defeat living in the Browns locker room and boy did they hit a home run with the man known as “Juice.” Nothing could have prepared Browns’ fans for the type of force that would come roaring through the doors in Berea.
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Jarvis instantly made his presence known as captured on the HBO series Hard Knocks, in which Landry went on a profanity-laced tangent about other receivers not practicing because of minor injuries. He saw it as a sign of weakness and a loser mentality.
The former LSU Tiger called out his teammates repeating that this kind of mentality is contagious. The fans knew it was love at first sight.
Fast forward a year to the present, the enigmatic receiver played an entire 16 games season with a fractured sacrum (the bone that forms the foundation of the pelvis where the hip and spine meet). Landry led by his example and despite the immense pain, he managed to go over 1,000 receiving yards and make the Pro Bowl. As his chemistry builds with Baker, they become more and more of a threat as a duo.
Speaking of duos, the addition. of best-friend and former LSU teammate Odell Beckham, Jr. has increased not only Landry’s sprits but also his astounding work ethic. OBJ is the flash, Landry is the substance. While Beckham soaks up double teams over the top, Landry is left free underneath. And now they have Kevin Stefanski, fresh off handling two star receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs during his time at Minnesota.
Under Stefanski’s offense and a revamped Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry is set to have a monster year. The Browns will invest in the offensive line to improve run and pass blocking and utilize play-action passes more. While OBJ will have the lion’s share of spectacular downfield plays, Landry will again be Mr. Dependable and lead the Browns in receiving in his most impressive season yet.