Jarvis Landry: Josh Gordon can be “unstoppable”

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Five years ago, the NFL got a glimpse of what Browns receiver Josh Gordon can do. This spring, so did new Browns receiver Jarvis Landry.

“The size that he has and his ability to be able to get in and out of cuts, I think that’s one of the most impressive things I’ve recognized and noticed about him,” Landry told Jim Rome on Thursday regarding Gordon, a second-round pick in the 2012 supplemental draft.

So where does Gordon, who missed extensive time due to suspensions under the substance-abuse policy, currently stand?

“The more he continues to hone in on that and grow as far as in route running, listen, the kid’s unstoppable,” Landry said.

In 2013, Gordon generated 1,646 receiving yards in 14 games. Only nine players have ever had more receiving yards in a single NFL season: Calvin Johnson, Jerry Rice, Antonio Brown, Isaac Bruce, Charley Hennigan, Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, and Herman Moore. Considering that the team’s quarterbacks that season were Brian Hoyer, Jason Campbell, and Brandon Weeden, Gordon could do even better than 117.5 yards per game with Tyrod Taylor and/or Baker Mayfield.

So maybe, just maybe, the 1-31 debacle of the past two years won’t simply fade but quickly disappear. Much of that depends on whether Gordon can continue to remain eligible and available to play.

31 responses to “Jarvis Landry: Josh Gordon can be “unstoppable”

  1. It’s gonna take a little more than just Josh Gordon to get the Browns over the hump and into the win column. Gordon is a great physical specimen, to be sure, but football is still an 11-man game. I hope the Browns can turn it around, but I’m not at all sure that Hue Jackson is going to be able to do it. We’ll see.

  2. Landry is more cheerleader than football player these days. The me 1st image he has perfected won’t change by just saying (like a parrot)how great your teammates are. Haven’t played one game yet with any of them yet.

  3. Jarvis Landry is starting to sound as if he’s trying to convince somebody that he likes it in Cleveland. He must be very miserable.

  4. Josh Gordon = walking drug suspension
    Jarvis Laundry= overpaid non-scoring walking mouth

    what could go wrong?

  5. george1859 says:

    July 6, 2018 at 7:15 am


    What does that mean?

  6. Jarvis is not wrong. The problem is when he does not get the balls like he did disproportionately in Miami. The Dolphins had no TE’s, an occasional Davante Parker sighting, a limited pass catching back in Jay Ajayi and the infrequent Kenny Stills bomb. Heck, half of Landry’s catches were that stupid Bubble Screen for a yard. The Browns have balance and they can spread the ball around and Landry is going to explode in the lockerroom and on the field via costly penalties. Ironically, he is Dez Bryant without the TDs and yardage.

  7. Could someone name one WR whose career was improved by playing with Tyrod Taylor? This assumption that he’ll just step in and they’ll light it up is pretty silly. He’s a stop gap until the rookie is ready.

  8. This isn’t the first time Cleveland has had some pre-season buzz. That being said, I’m glad my team doesn’t play them this year.

  9. Call me crazy but I could see Tyrod Taylor throwing bombs to Gordon for a lot of T.D’s this season.

  10. I believe in second (and more) chances. It’s not like been out there hurting people. I wish him nothing but the very best and hope he has his life back on track and has a monster season and career. I also hope others are wary of him in my fantasy league and I can get him for a steal. 🙂

  11. Rachel Phelps: I think he’ll fit right in with our team concept.

    Charlie Donovan: That reminds me, I was going to ask you. What exactly *is* our team concept?

  12. having nothing else to do in the lull between camps, it appears the NFL have gone full PR on its most uncompetitive and incompetent franchise, undoubtedly in the hope it can fool cleveland fans back into their seats come fall;

    that way the other 31 billionaires won’t have to do corporate welfare with their revenue shares to prop up a joke organisation rife with oddballs and eight-balls from the owner’s box to the field;

    saying what this player or that player can do is laughably meaningless on an 0-16 and 1-31 team whose only accomplishment over that span is to get the head coach of the one team that lost to them fired;

    until they start winning with some manner of consistency Madden Football musings and dreams what this player may do or that carry all the weight of a balloon filled with speculation;

    given that the organisation still stubbornly refuses to recognise the first maxim in an overwhelmingly passing league and get a bona fide franchise quarterback—unless by some miracle Mayfield turns into the second coming of Russell Wilson or Drew Brees everybody knows Taylor will never come close to becoming under the, ahem, ‘guidance’ of a 1-31 head coach—the reality is once again the browns have accomplished absolutely nothing in the off-season that would generate any credibility in the minds of 31 other owners, head coaches and coordinators around the league;

    without a real QB, another generation of good defenders will be ground down to injury by midseason having to play 35-40 minutes a game on short fields and/or two scores behind, while the offence looks spectacular between the twenties (barring the inevitable turnover) and punchless in the red zone;

    sure, the possibility exists they could turn into an NFL Miracle Mets, but even Vegas doesn’t think that likely;

    hope springs eternal, but like any other end product, what happens on the field indexes directly with the quality of management from the top down, not the players up;

    once again, and by inept design, the cupboard is bare in cleveland;

  13. “Call me crazy but I could see Tyrod Taylor throwing bombs to Gordon for a lot of T.D’s this season.”

    You’re crazy.


  14. It took at least two players to tackle Josh Gordon on every touch he had in 2017.

    So which person are defenses leaving open to cover Gordon in 2018, Njuku, Landry, Coleman or Johnson?

    In other words this should be the greatest season of Tyrod Taylors career.

  15. How could any team retain a 1-31 coach is beyond me. Landry may be right about Gordon until he’s suspended again. But it won’t matter….the factory of sadness will continue.

  16. fumblenuts says:

    July 6, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Call me crazy but I could see Tyrod Taylor throwing bombs to Gordon for a lot of T.D’s this season.
    Ok, you are crazy!

  17. Jarvis can’t stop talking, now its Gordon until he gets suspended again.
    Maybe he should just keep his mouth shut, and wait until the season starts.
    ‘1 and 31 are nothing to shout about, until it changes.

  18. Great Stuff! We’ve never heard this out of a wide receiver on a lousy team before. I guess if all you have are pipe dreams you might as well keep smoking.

  19. Im a Brown’s fan for over 60 years. I think the negative attitude of the fans has something to do with the bad half century.
    How about Believe-land? People can change. Josh can. Hugh is delegating the offensive calls. the GM got it together.
    Expect an amazing year for the Browns.

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