Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is nothing if not confident, brash and even a bit cocky. He’s fully expecting his team to sweep the New England Patriots in the upcoming season.
“If you’re a competitor, that’s the way you should feel, and I don’t mind saying it,” Landry told The MMQB. “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.”
Now, we shouldn’t expect Landry to not feel this way. He’s a fierce competitor, after all, and has a strong belief in what his team is doing. It’s worth noting, however, that the Patriots swept the Dolphins last year, and that they’ve won four of the six matchups against Miami since Landry was drafted in 2014.
It’s also worth pointing out that, on paper, the Pats appear poised to not only dominate the AFC East once again but win their second straight Super Bowl. Their offseason to this point — not even counting the draft — has been the most impressive of any team around the league.
But if any team in the AFC East has the pieces to make a strong run at New England and knock it off its perch, it’s the Dolphins. Winners of 10 games last year, this is an up-and-coming franchise that could be making some postseason noise of its own in the near future.