- Jarvis Landry was one of the standout stars of the premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” on Tuesday night.
- Landry, who was traded to the Cleveland Browns after four years with the Dolphins, made his presence known quickly, giving his fellow receivers an expletive-fueled rant on the importance of effort.
- The Browns will make their preseason debut on Thursday night with a trip to New York to face the Giants.
Jarvis Landry isn’t wasting any time in becoming a leader with the Cleveland Browns.
Landry, who was traded to the team this offseason after four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, is set to be one of the offensive leaders for the Browns this year, and as the premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” on Tuesday night showed, he’s taking the role seriously.
After a sequence showing a rough practice for the Browns, including numerous dropped passes from receivers, the show cut to a meeting with the wide receivers group, with Landry standing up and asking to address his teammates. Landry took the floor, and began a rousing, expletive-fueled speech imploring his fellow receivers to leave weakness in the past.
“I don’t know what the f— has been going on here,” Landry said. “And I don’t know why it’s been going on here. But, if you’re not hurting, if your hamstring isn’t falling off the f—ing bone, your leg ain’t broke, I don’t know, you should be f—ing practicing. Like, straight up, that s— is weakness. And that s— is contagious as f—. That s— ain’t gonna be in this room, bruh. That s— been in here in the past and that’s why the past has been like it is, bruh. That s— is over with, bruh. If you’re gonna f—ing practice, f—ing practice.”
Landry went on for well over a minute.
You can watch Landry’s speech in its entirety below. WARNING: Explicit language.
The Browns have won just one game in the past two seasons. With Landry having signed a five-year extension with the franchise, it’s no surprise that he’d want to turn the team’s losing culture around and fast if he’s going to invest a good amount of his career there.
The team should have a better idea of where it stands after Thursday, when the Browns travel to New York to take on the Giants in their first preseason game of the year.