Miami’s Jarvis Landry sees himself as the best receiver in the NFL, and he’s certainly the best receiver on the Dolphins. But he had a quiet game on Sunday, with just three catches for 33 yards.
That’s not Landry’s fault, says Dolphins coach Adam Gase. Instead, Gase puts it on himself.
“I did a bad job yesterday,” Gase said on Monday when asked why Landry didn’t get the ball more on Sunday. “We got in a couple of situations, they play some different personnel groupings. He’s so valuable to us in the slot. Then when we lost Kenny [Stills] and DeVante [Parker] kind of was struggling a little bit, as far as couldn’t really open up the way he had done during the week. I have to find a way to get [Landry] the ball.”
Gase says the problem wasn’t that Ryan Tannehill wasn’t getting the ball to Landry, but that Gase himself wasn’t calling the right plays for Tannehill to get the ball to Landry.
“That’s all on me,” Gase said. “Ryan does a good job of making sure we’re in a good play, gets him the ball when his number is called. I don’t want him forcing the ball. It’s my job to make sure that our best player on offense is getting the ball.”
Landry will surely appreciate hearing his coach vow to get him the ball — and taking responsibility for Landry’s subpar game, rather than putting the blame on his player.