It’s been nearly three since that infamous brawl between AFC North rivals Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, mainly involving quarterback Mason Rudolph and defensive end Myles Garrett, but it continues to be a topic from time to time. Take for example the recent episode of Cam Heyward’s Not Just Football podcast, where he offered an insight as to how it went for the team when former Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was welcomed by the team. Of course, Ogunjobi was the one who shoved Rudolph to the ground during that unforgettable moment in the long history of the Steelers-Browns hatefest.
Via (h/t Steelers Depot):
“I called Larry, and he was like, ‘Is it gonna be weird at all?’ And I was like, ‘No, we are all focused on winning right now.,” the 13th-year veteran defensive lineman said on his new podcast, Not Just Football. “I think you have to be able to work together, and just try to accomplish a common goal. To keep talking about stuff that happened in the past only holds back the team.”
This also underscores just how interesting situations can get for NFL players in just one offseason. Feelings can just be thrown out the window for players with rough histories with each other as long as they share a common goal — and that’s lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Ogunjobi comes over to the Steelers after he signed a one-year deal with $8 million back in June.