Despite the Dolphins’ offensive struggles, which include ranking last in yards per game (231.3) and points per game (10.3), Landry called it “embarrassing” for Miami fans to want Cutler benched after four games.
“A man who comes out here and works his butt off, for people to not understand what’s going on, or not to have even touched the field before … They just want to be on Twitter. They just want to start a chant. It’s embarrassing as a player to have fans like that.”
Jarvis Landry, on Dolphins fans chanting for Jay Cutler to be benched
“We can’t buy into all that. I believe that it’s disrespectful,” Landry said. “A man that comes out here and works his ass off and for people to not understand what’s really going on or to not have even touched the field before say ,’We want somebody else to be playing,’ and they don’t understand the situation or know what’s going on.
“They just want to be on Twitter. They just want to start a chant. It’s embarrassing as a player to have fans like that.”
Dolphins players and coaches have been adamant that quarterbacking isn’t the biggest issue facing the offense. The offensive line has allowed 10 sacks in four games, receivers have dropped balls and failed to create separation and Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi is averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Every group feels it has some part in the blame.
However, according to Landry, Miami’s offense will stick together and get the problems resolved. The Dolphins will travel to play the reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons (3-1) on Sunday.
“It’s tough having the struggles that we had,” Landry said. “Trying to find a way to bounce back and trying to find a way to help, it does get frustrating. For us, you gotta continue to show the faith and show the trust that we have in each other.”