Jarvis Landry is making people work a little bit harder these days.
The Cleveland Browns wide receiver wowed viewers of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” on Tuesday night by delivering a stirring, profanity-laden speech, in which he implored his teammates to be tougher and practice harder. The speech made Landry the breakout star of the first episode of this season’s training-camp documentary series and drew a host of positive reactions from his team and the wider NFL community.
Landry was tweeting during the episode, and here’s what he said immediately after his speech aired. We haven’t followed him long enough to know exactly what he means, but it sounds cool, anyway.
The Browns applauded Landry’s passionate speech, as did three team legends, Joe Thomas and Eric Metcalf and Earnest Byner.
Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant, whom rumors recently have linked with a potential move to the Browns, said on Twitter Landry’s speech gave him “chills.”
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier agreed with Landry, saying on Twitter “you got to be on the field to get better.”
The 2018 NFL season won’t kick off for another few weeks, but the Browns appear to be the early winners over the Miami Dolphins in the trade that brought Landry to Cleveland. At least, that’s how public opinion sees it.
Thumbnail photo via Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports Images