Jarvis Landry: loss to Chargers “eye opener” and “we needed it”

Landry is averaging a career-low target to catch percentage this season

Daryl Ruiter
October 15, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The incomplete passes from Baker Mayfield to Jarvis Landry have been hard to miss, especially in recent weeks.

They are as shocking as the 38-14 beating the Los Angeles Chargers administered the Browns was on Sunday.

“I think this was definitely one of those eye openers for us,” Landry said Monday. “And I think we needed it. At the same time, every game has been really close that we’ve played in, until this one.”

Landry caught just two of nine targets for 11 yards against L.A.

Over the last three games Landry has caught just 11 of 29 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown from Mayfield, well below his career averages for targets and completions.

“I think sometimes ball has gone over his head, we just haven't made the connection,” head coach Hue Jackson said. “Sometimes those balls are being thrown away. Do they need to connect more? Yes, they do.

“They gotta make those plays when those plays present themselves.”

Landry, acquired from Miami in March and given a $75.5-million extension in April, is having the worst season of his career to date, despite being on pace for over 85 catches. He’s caught a career-low 50.8 percent of targets this season.

Watch what Landry had to say Monday in the video above.