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Last season, the Miami Dolphins experienced something they had not since the 2008 season – The Playoffs.
Coming off that year, wide receiver Jarvis Landry is feeling pretty good about their chances of not only getting back to the playoffs, but sweeping the division rival New England Patriots in the process.
During an NFL UK tour on Monday, Landry told a London crowd the Dolphins are tired of being the little brother to the Patriots.
Landry added: “If you’re a competitor, that’s the way you should feel, and I don’t mind saying it. It’s time for a change. I have all the respect in the world for the Patriots, and I respect Tom Brady tremendously. But they’re not our big brother anymore.”
Since Tom Brady took over as the starter, the Patriots are 22-10 against the Dolphins. Dominance. Landry is sick of it.
“He’s flipped the switch with us. New England’s won the division 14 of the last 16 years, something like that? It’s ridiculous. It’s a problem. We cannot let that happen anymore. What I’ve seen is, when we play that game, sometimes we focus on the guys on the other side of the line instead of just focusing on us. And I want to be part of that change. I want to go into the games against New England expecting to win—that’s something we need to do.”
Peter King pointed out, “there wasn’t a speck of disrespect or smack talk about the Patriots” in Landry’s comments.
“Losing, sometimes I need to just get lost after a game because it hurts so much. I just live for winning. If we sat down right now and played Connect Four, I’d be pissed off if you beat me. It’s in me. It’s still a hill to climb with New England, but we need to expect to win. That’s it.”
Landry has caught 288 passes for 3,051 yards and 13 touchdowns, eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving in two consecutive seasons.