Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is a scrappy player that has put the anemic Dolphins offense on his back time and time and time again since he entered the league one draft pick after the New England Patriots selected QB Jimmy Garoppolo in the 2014 NFL draft.
He plays with a certain fire that can revitalize the Dolphins and bring them back from 31-3, but it can also lead to some over the top, not even borderline, blatantly against the rules moments.
This is him just straight up punching Patriots CB Justin Coleman in the face:
And here he is laying into the back of Patriots S Patrick Chung’s head:
These are both not allowed. Just like in Anchorman, anything to the face is off limits.
Now I’m going to make a comparison that only people that follow the NHL- and probably specifically the Boston Bruins- will understand, but click here if you want the background.
Landry is the P.K. Subban of the NFL.
When Subban isn’t busy being one of the best players in the league, he likes to participate in some extracurriculars that leave a bad taste in the mouths of opponents. He hits players in the head for fun. A lot. Which, sure, is a part of hockey, but these fall outside what’s accepted.
He’s also a pro at slewfooting players, which is the equivalent of a defensive back seeing that he’s beaten in coverage and opting to horse collar the receiver to draw the penalty.
Subban is also freaking good and you’re worried about the plays he’s going to make when he has possession- and you’re probably lying if you say you don’t want him on your team.
Don’t be surprised if we see Landry getting fined this week because these plays cross the line of the contact and violence that is allowed in football.