I don't mind a player elevating his game and expecting others to join him. Whether this was needed or not, it depends on whether other players feel he is a leader worth listening to.
“I don’t know what the [expletive] has been going on here, and I don’t know why it’s been going on here. But if you’re not hurt, like if your hamstring ain’t falling off the [expletive] bone, your leg ain’t broke, you should be [expletive] practicing. Like straight up. Like that [expletive] is weakness, and that [expletive] is contagious as [expletive]. And that [expletive] ain’t going to be in this room, bruh. That [expletive] has been here in the past, and that’s why the past has been like it is, bruh. And this [expletive] is over with, bruh. If you can [expletive] practice, [expletive] practice. You can’t get no better—ain’t nobody going to get better by being on the [expletive] sideline if you ain’t [expletive] hurt. If you’re not [expletive] hurt, you’ve got to [expletive] practice, because you make other [expletive] work even [expletive] harder. Now they’re at more risk of getting [expletive] hurt because you don’t want to [expletive] practice, because you’re being a [expletive]. Straight up that [expletive] is [expletive] real. That [expletive] ain’t happening here… I’m hurt and I’m tired just like every [expletive] body in this [expletive] but I ain’t taken no [expletive] days off because I can’t be [expletive] great that way. That’s got to be the [expletive] attitude and the mentality all the [expletive] time. All that weak [expletive] don’t [expletive] live here no more. That [expletive] don’t exist. It’s contagious, bruh.”https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/08/13/jon-g ... uspensions
—Browns WR Jarvis Landry to the receiver room on Hard Knocks.
Great first episode—maybe the best in a few years from the NFL Films crew on the HBO series. The Hue Jackson/Todd Haley back-and-forth was fascinating, and so too was Landry getting after his position mates. I know it caught the eye of the people in Miami who worked with him the last four years. One of the problems last year’s Dolphins had, in fact, was that when things went wrong (Ryan Tannehill’s ACL, Chris Forester’s escapades, Hurricane Irma), front-and-center vets like Landry and Ndamukong Suh didn’t do much to steer the train back onto the tracks. It’s interesting to see Landry play that role in Cleveland now, with the cameras rolling.