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Jarvis Landry begs Tom Brady to speak up: 'We need to hear you'

Jarvis Landry begs Tom Brady to speak up: 'We need to hear you'

Tom Brady has lent his name, voice, and stature when players have had issues with the NFL in the past. In 2011, the then-Patriots quarterback was among 10 players who sued the NFL in federal court in an antitrust lawsuit asking to prevent a lawsuit.

And now, one of Brady's NFL brethren is asking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback to step up again.

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Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry tweeted at Brady Thursday night, imploring the future Hall of Famer to step up and lend his voice on calls with the NFL.

While Landry didn't specify what he was asking Brady to speak up about, the NFL and NFL Players Association have been discussing a litany of issues regarding the upcoming 2020 season, which is only two months away.

A variety of medical and testing protocol questions amid the coronavirus pandemic have yet to be resolved, and the league's ban on postgame jersey swaps was widely lampooned by players on Thursday.

NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran even suggested that the league should postpone the season by a month while it gets its business in order, but for now Landry wants one of the league's most prominent players to assist in the process.

He explained why he called out Brady specifically in a response to a tweet criticizing him for his original post. (Warning: NSFW language below.)

Whether or not Brady lends his voice, the time to figure out all of the roadblocks to a 2020 season is rapidly running out. Rookies are scheduled to report to training camps a week from Sunday.

Patriots players react to Browns WR Jarvis Landry's 'guaranteed' win

Patriots players react to Browns WR Jarvis Landry's 'guaranteed' win

Regardless of whether the intention was there, Jarvis Landry made a terrible mistake on Thursday when asked about his upcoming matchup vs. the New England Patriots.

The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was questioned about how he believes his team will fare coming out of its bye week, and his response was one that may have quickly made its way onto the Patriots' bulletin board.

"We're going to win. It's just that simple. We're going to win," Landry answered.

Landry attempted to clarify his comments, saying he meant the Browns were going (there) to win, but you can be the judge. . . (6:17 mark below):

It didn't take long for the Patriots to catch wind of Landry's comments. According to NBC Sports Boston's own Tom E. Curran, one Pats player said head coach Bill Belichick informed his team of the remarks.

When linebacker Kyle Van Noy was told about Landry "guaranteeing" a win, he smiled and answered, "Oh, he did? Nice." However, he downplayed the notion the Patriots would use the comments as bulletin-board material.

Other Patriots, such as linebacker Elandon Roberts, smiled when asked about Landry and stressed they're focused on preparing for Sunday.

But given how New England responded to Jets quarterback Sam Darnold's comments about finding the "weakness" in its defense, it's foolish for anyone to give such a dominant unit even more material to work with.

One day, maybe, opposing players will finally come to their senses.

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Browns WR Jarvis Landry gives Patriots perfect bulletin board material

Browns WR Jarvis Landry gives Patriots perfect bulletin board material

Some players will just never learn.

Giving the New England Patriots bulletin board material has proven many times to just be an awful idea. The Patriots love that kind of smack talk and use it as fuel. They've already used it to their advantage this season against the Buffalo Bills.

Well, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry just gave the Patriots a juicy soundbite to think about before Sunday afternoon's Week 8 matchup at Gillette Stadium. Here's what Landry told reporters Thursday:

Oh no.

Landry attempted to clarify his comments, but the damage likely is already done.

The Patriots are 7-0 and opened as double-digit betting favorites over the Browns. Cleveland came into the 2019 season as a popular pick to make the playoffs after an impressive finish to the 2018 campaign. The Browns, however, have been among the biggest disappointments in the league this season with a 2-4 record entering Week 8.

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