With new coach Adam Gase inclined to rearrange receivers all over the field, Landry is no longer limited to working out of the slot. That likely remains his strength, but Miami won’t hesitate to line him up wide when there’s a match-up that suits him.
“It’s just based on mismatches and creating opportunities to be successful,” Landry said after Wednesday’s practice. “That’s what it’s about at the end of the day— finding the matchup, creating a mismatch and exploiting it until they take it away. Then we go after the next one.”
His task between now and the season opener is to master all of those routes and possibilities, and that effort continues with Thursday’s preseason game against the Falcons. The story made it clear that even with Kenny Stills emerging and DeVante Parker showing flashes as a deep threat, Landry remains the most reliable receiver for the Dolphins.