Browns star Myles Garrett says Gregg Williams only let him use two moves
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is looking forward to next season and a big reason is he will have a little more freedom with last year’s defensive coordinator Gregg Williams not around the team anymore.
Garrett told Dan Pompei of BleacherReport.com that Williams only allowed him to only use two rush moves, which really hurt his effectiveness as a player.
“I hopefully have more freedom to be the player I want to be,” Garrett says. “Gregg was more like: ‘You win with these two moves. I don’t want to see anything else out of you.’ It’s kind of hard with two moves. I feel like you can’t always be so predictable. You can be as strong or fast as you want, but speed chop and power move aren’t always going to work.”
Garrett also seems to have more knowledge about how to be unpredictable and points out that he has become very predictable.
“You have to mix up what you’re doing. Sometimes you have to stutter step, sometimes you have to spin inside, you have to run some games. You have to have some freedom to throw different looks at them, and we didn’t always have that.”
Williams has been criticized for many things throughout his coaching career, but this is a bad one. Garrett is a former number one overall pick and a coach should be trying to get everything they can out of a player, not holding him back by using only two moves.
Going forward, look for Garrett to be an even more explosive player using the moves he has practiced.