Mason Rudolph says Myles Garrett swinging helmet at him was ‘cowardly’
Week 11’s Thursday Night Football duel between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns was marked by controversy as Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett got into it late in the game. It was a disgraceful sight that takes the attention away from the poor job the Steelers have done throughout the game.
Rudolph was asked by the press after the game about his thoughts on the confrontation the two men had. He didn’t mince any words about his thoughts, claiming that what the 23-year-old did was shameful.
Mason Rudolph says he feels fine, but added: “I thought it was pretty cowardly and bush league.”
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) November 15, 2019
It’s understandable why Rudolph thought that what the Browns defensive end did was a terrible thing. First of all, they didn’t need to duke it out as the game was over at that point. The Cleveland Browns were ahead by two touchdowns with only eight seconds left in the clock. There was no need for both of them to be on edge the way they did.
Moreover, Rudolph has just come back from concussion himself. NFL helmets are hard and are painful when hit. If Garrett’s attack incapacitates Rudolph for the coming game, you can expect the backlash to be severe.
However, some have pointed out that the fight began due to Rudolph yanking out Garrett’s helmet. The defender naturally yanked his back, and harsh words were exchanged. This adds an additional problem for the Browns as Damarious Randall was also ejected earlier in the game for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Fans of the Steelers and Browns will be hoping that no heavy penalties get slapped on their players. The season is still long, and they need all the talent they can get to place them in a better spot of the standings.