Browns WR Jarvis Landry takes shot at Dolphins with compliment for OC Todd Haley
Since being acquired by the Cleveland Browns, Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry has quickly become ingrained in the franchise that led to him working out an extension to remain with the team for the long haul without even playing a single game.
This has now seen him loft some major praise toward offensive coordinator Todd Haley for giving him a diverse role in the passing game while taking a shot at the Miami Dolphins, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of The NFL Network.
WR Jarvis Landry said #Browns OC Todd Haley has 3x the number of routes for him in this playbook vs what he was allowed to run in Miami: "He doesn't just treat me as a slot guy."
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 13, 2018
Landry saw his role with the Dolphins limited to him running more intermediate and short routes to get his production on the field. He was highly effective in that type of role that saw him become the fastest player to reach 400 career receptions while topping 1,000 receiving yards and 100 receptions twice. Landry is also coming off a campaign where he led the NFL with 112 catches for 987 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
However, he likely felt he was limited with the Dolphins due to that being the case that led them to eventually trade him this offseason despite placing the franchise tag on him. Landry is a highly gifted wide receiver, but the limitations on the complexity of his routes in the passing game may have created some dismay that he couldn’t be involved more in other ways in the passing game aside from working solely in the slot.
The 25-year-old is entering a new situation where he will be used entirely different with the Browns under Haley. The team appears ready to use him more often in deeper throws down the field while mixing up the type of routes he will have on the field. This could lead to him putting together the most productive year of his career due to the offensive game plan featuring him in a different type of ways in the passing game.