Jarvis Landry has absolutely no back-down. During an NFL UK tour of England back in the spring, Landry predicted that the Dolphins would sweep the Patriots this year — which has not happened since 2000 — and, as Sports Illustrated reported, having Tom Brady in his prime would make it even sweeter. Seven months later, the Dolphins season has not gone as planned. The Dolphins have lost four straight and now they not only need to win Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts — the first of two games against New England in three weeks — for bragging rights, but also to save their season. Landry met with reporters after practice on Thanksgiving Day, and showed no signs of easing off the prediction he made a world away. “Honestly, it’s a pride thing and also, it’s something for us, a mindset,” Landry said. “I spoke about it. They’re a team that I have great respect for always. I know guys over there, Tom. It’s nothing against them. It’s just something that, as a competitor, you want to win. Just like every game, I approach it the same, and that’s the mindset.” Was he surprised that those remarks became national (and even international) news? “Of course,” Landry said. “Of course. I knew you guys wouldn’t let that die. ... I’m just excited about the opportunity, excited about the challenge with these guys. We have the opportunity to go up there and compete, just like every week.”
Landry months back predicted Miami would sweep the Pats. Has he changed his tune?
Miami Herald | Nov 24