Jarvis Landry, Adam Gase debate joke about trading players to Cleveland

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Lost in the recent brouhaha between OBJ and Gregg Williams in advance of Monday night’s Jets-Browns game is the fractured relationship between one of Cleveland’s other receivers and one of the Jets’ other coaches.

Jarvis Landry and Adam Gase have been debating whether Gase’s threat while coach of the Dolphins to exile players to Northeast Ohio was real or made in jest.

“That was in a team meeting and it was a joke at the time to one of the other players,” Gase told reporters on Friday. “It was supposed to be a joke, and I think he took it a little serious.”

It wasn’t no one-time joke,” Landry said Friday, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “But again, I’m happy to be here, I’m excited about the opportunity, the challenge, since day one.”

So was Gase serious?

“What do you think?” Landry, who was shipped from Miami to Cleveland in early 2018, said. “Where am I? Listen, honestly, man, regardless of what tactics were used or what was said, all those things are in the past. I’ve decided to move on. I have no slight toward Adam, I believe he’s a great coach, he calls plays well and I’m excited about the opportunity, the matchup. Who would have thought, right? We’ll see.”

Common sense suggests that Gase didn’t unload Landry on the Browns. Instead, Gase and the Dolphins, after applying the franchise tag to Landry, found the best deal they could and did it. Really, who in his right mind would do a worse deal simply to hurt a player? It’s one thing for a team like the Steelers to not trade Antonio Brown to the Patriots (oops); it’s quite another to trade a player to one specific team for spite, when more can be gotten from the player elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Gase can now joke about trading Jets players to Miami. And Landry would surely laugh at that one.

18 responses to “Jarvis Landry, Adam Gase debate joke about trading players to Cleveland

  1. These teams are a mess lol

    The Jets are fortunate Darnold may be out a long time they could possibly shut him down and preserve him for a new coach with zero risk if this Williams stuff continues or Gase keeps this up in press conferences. The Browns have too many personalities and a coach who doesn’t seem to understand that he needs to manage that.

  2. Yet shipped too the browns too die but he still resigned their anyways. Move on Jarvis. These browns players talk a lot. If the jets only win one game I sure hope it is the browns they beat

  3. “Meanwhile, Gase can now joke about trading Jets players to Miami.”

    As bad as things are for the lolphins at least there’s hope. The Jests on the other hand are entering their 51st straight year of fun filled futility. That’s not just where hope goes to die, it’s where it goes to moulder and stink

  4. Beckham made the same claim, that the Giants turned down better offers so that they could spite him by sending him to Cleveland. It’s just not realistic. Maybe they turned down a better offer from an in-conference or in-division team. But pro GMs aren’t going to hurt their own job prospects just to spite a guy.

  5. Gase is a complete clown, his play calling is so predictable it is actually funny. Gase did not like Landry so he trades him. Landry needs to just play football and stop with the media back and forth
    If Miami wins one game this season I hope it is vs the Jets.

  6. Theirs no hope for the jets what are you crazy? They have their quarterback unlike ur terrible dolphins. Darnold is still the guy

  7. So I’m starting to really like Gase… NOT.

    Who makes a joke like that?

    Only guy with the cred to do it is Belichick.

  8. Landry should be happy. He got a big contract out of the trade instead of playing a one year deal after being tagged.

  9. This is such a soap opera. Cleveland should start worrying about preparing to win a football game, (which they should be able to do this weekend) or their season will be very quickly circling the drain.

  10. I think that joke could have had as much to do with the weather as the football. Who would choose to leave Miami, FL for northern Ohio?

  11. Common sense suggests that Gase didn’t unload Landry on the Browns. Instead, Gase and the Dolphins, after applying the franchise tag to Landry, found the best deal they could and did it.
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    It’s really nice that some people live in a fantasy world where teams don’t trade players they get into it with to bad teams out of spite even though it happens all the time. If multiple teams make similar offers that lowest team on the totem pole is getting the problem player every time. You really believe the Raiders and Bills were the only team to put in an offer for Antonio Brown or the Browns were the only team to put in an offer for Landry and OBJ? The Browns who couldn’t land Jimmy Garoppolo or AJ McCarron in trades all of a sudden can get back to back pro bowl receivers in trades? It’s just a coincidence both had issues with their teams on the way out.

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