Akiem Hicks shares hilarious opinion on the Myles Garrett vs. Mason Rudolph fight
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was not shy about voicing his displeasure with Cleveland Browns defensive Myles Garrett following their spat on primetime. Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks has since offered his two cents on the whole ordeal.
Rudolph was critical of Garrett’s decision to swing his helmet at him. Hicks feels the Steelers quarterback should have never put himself in that position in the first place, via Twitter.
If you don’t wanna get hit with your own helmet don’t run up pic.twitter.com/0u7JCsopjG
— akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) November 15, 2019
Although there is certainly no excuse for Garrett’s actions, there is plenty of truth to Hicks’ comments. While the Browns’ star has understandably received his fair share of criticism, little has been said about the active role Rudolph played in the scuffle.
Guard David DeCastro had done a good job of breaking up the fight while taking care of his quarterback and he still tried to seek him out afterward, which led to him getting hit on the head. Rudolph’s decision to continue going after Garrett ultimately led to center Maurkice Pouncey exacting his revenge for what had just occurred.
To no surprise, the brawl has been met with swift action. The NFL has handed out suspensions for Garrett, Pouncey, and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi for their involvement. Meanwhile, Rudolph is also reportedly set to be fined by the league given his role in the fight.
There is no question that what Garrett did was inexcusable. Regardless, Hicks’ comments ring true in that Rudolph trying to fight without a helmet on was certainly not the best idea given what had just transpired.