Miami Dolphins

Receiver Jarvis Landry says 2016 Dolphins are ‘part of something special’

Jarvis Landry plays with a reckless abandon that he insists will not change.
Jarvis Landry plays with a reckless abandon that he insists will not change.

Nobody likes losing, but Jarvis Landry particularly loathes it.

The Dolphins wide receiver was in a monthlong funk with the team’s 1-4 start. That’s all changed, however, with the team’s first four-game winning streak since 2008. The joy is back.

“It feels that much better when you have a streak going like we have and we're part of something special like this,” Landry said. “I haven't felt this feeling about a team I've played on in a long time. To have the guys next to me and competing at a high level and winning like we are, it's something that definitely picks you up out of bed in the morning.”

Landry is the Dolphins’ emotional leader. His intensity sets the tone for the rest of the team. And at times, he’s let that emotion bubble over on the sidelines when the offense isn’t operating how it should. His role in the offense has, at least to a degree, been diminished with the emergence of Jay Ajayi.

But Landry insisted here Thursday that “it doesn't matter who's the star.”

Landry continued: ‘You have to understand that it's bigger than you sometimes. In cases, when you want to be part of something great, when you want to play on great teams, it is bigger than you. Sometimes it takes you sacrificing you not catching 10 balls a game, not catching a touchdown. Not having the opportunity to run the ball. At the same time, when you unselfishly do these things to make sure the team's success comes first, eventually you'll get yours.”

Adam H. Beasley: 305-376-3565, @AdamHBeasley

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