“Wouldn’t you?” Landry said with a smile.
Landry, however, said he never considered skipping voluntary workouts or practices.
“It didn’t cross my mind at all,” Landry said. “My whole objective is to help my team get to the Super Bowl. That starts with me being here. I’m not worried about any contract. I’m focused on helping my team get to the Super Bowl. Playing hard. Playing well. Playing together.”
Has there been any progress?
“No. We’ve talked back and forth,” Landry said. “There is nothing going on really. We’re just kind of focusing on right now, today. That’s the priority right now.”
What’s your breaking point?
“I don’t really have a breaking point,” Landry said. “I’m at the point in my life where I’m set. I’m comfortable with the position that I’m in right now. I’m here to help my team get to the Super Bowl and it starts with me being here. I can’t be one of those guys to sit out or not show up or just bring bad whatever to the organization. I know I need to be here.”
The NFL Network ranked Landry as the NFL’s 42nd-best player.
“Not enough,” Landry said. “Honestly me personally I play this game to be recognized as one of the best. For me, every player wants to be number one. I’ve always approached this game this way. So I won’t settle for 42.”
Landry said he’s trying to lead by example as a stronger leader.
“Guys like LeBron James and Michael Jordan make guys around them better,” Landry said. “I’m pushing myself and leading my example.”
One way Landry is already leading is in plans on how the team can celebrate touchdowns, given the NFL’s decision to relax celebration penalties.
“About time!” Landry said, clapping his hands. “Me and the big guys are already talking about my touchdown celebrations for this year.”
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that he knew Landry was going to show up for camp. Gase said he knew Landry was going to put his head coach and be a leader.
One thing Gase said Landry can continue to work on is mastering the details of the entire offense.
Does Landry want his deal done before the end of training camp?
“I’m here to help my team,” Landry said. “All that stuff is going to come. This is my main focus. I think the guys upstairs understand that, too. I’m sure you’ve heard (Dolphins general manager) Chris Grier say multiple times we take care of our own. I’m at peace about that. I’m comfortable with where I’m at.”
Miami has extended players like Reshad Jones, Kenny Stills and Andre Branch since the offseason ended. One would think that would give Landry some encouragement.
“I’m waiting my turn,” Landry said.
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