Adam Gase: ‘I don’t have to tell [Jarvis Landry] anything’ about camp, contract

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins haven’t formally offered Jarvis Landry a contract extension yet, according to a league source, and yet coach Adam Gase has no concern about the mentality of his top wide receiver.

Training camp begins Thursday and Gase doesn’t feel he needs to even have a talk with Landry about it.

“I don’t have to tell him anything,” Gase said Tuesday in a press conference. “He does his thing. He comes in here and works. He’s trying to get ready for the season. It’s football for him. That’s what he’s doing.”

Landry has tried hard not to be a distraction. In fact, he’s pledged to continue to develop his leadership skills.

Landry feels (hopes, believes, etc.) that there will be a happy medium reached before the season.

Landry does not want to talk contract once the regular season starts so the clock is ticking.

Gase isn’t worried.

“I haven’t dealt with anything,” Gase said. “All the contract stuff, we never talk about it really, publicly. So I mean, that’s a different focus. Right now I’m worried about training camp.”

No player in NFL history has more catches in his first three NFL seasons than Landry, with 288.

As a second rounder, Landry hasn’t even eclipsed the $1 million mark in his first three seasons, but he figures to earn north of $13 million on his next deal.

If an agreement in that range can’t be reached, the Dolphins could always franchise tag him for 2018.

Landry is Miami’s emotional heartbeat on offense. And Gase does not want to restrain that in any way.

Gase has tolerated celebration and unsportsmanlike penalties from Landry in the past.

And Gase is even OK with Landry predicting the Dolphins will sweep the Patriots this season.

“Guys can do whatever they want,” Gase said. “They can say what they want. They can talk about the season. I try to emphasize what we’re doing right now. Because you can’t get there without doing the first part of it. And that’s why our main focus is let’s doing it right today. Because week 1, week 10, if we get lucky enough to get into the playoffs, all that stuff we did before is going to matter. You get into those single elimination games if you make the same mistakes you made during the regular season, it would be a short trip to the playoffs.”

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