Browns news: Myles Garrett wants ‘more highlight games’
The Cleveland Browns are starting to turn the corner following years of ineptitude, and Myles Garrett has helped lead their defense’s success. The Browns defensive end is doing a lot of things well for Cleveland, and he wants to do it on a more consistent basis, per Nate Ulrich of Beacon Journal.
“I need some more highlight games, some games that you go back and you’re like, ‘He took over,’ ” Garrett said Friday. “The [season opener against the Pittsburgh] Steelers might have been one of them, but I need some more of those.”
That Steelers game Garrett mentioned occurred way back in Week 1, when the former No. 1 overall pick opened his second year in the league with a juggernaut of a performance, racking up two sacks, six tackles, and two quarterback hits, albeit in a 21-21 draw. Garrett was a bit silent in the following game in which he only had a sack and a quarterback hit to show in a 21-18 road loss to the New Orleans Saints.
All told, Myles Garrett has 5.0 sacks – fifth in the NFL – and 21 tackles over this season’s first five weeks.
The former Texas A&M Aggies star will have a chance to make another good impression on Cleveland fans on Sunday in a key showdown against the Philip Rivers and the visiting Los Angeles Chargers.