Daily Dawg Tags: Myles Garrett on the mend

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Cleveland Browns defense end Myles Garrett continues to heal his injured ankle and is anxious to get back on the field as soon as he can.

The Cleveland Browns came closer to opening the season with a win than anyone expected.

A few more positive plays and the Browns may have pulled off the upset over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That was especially true on defense, as the Browns were only able to get a minimal amount of pressure on Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Browns fans can only wonder if things would have been different with rookie defensive end Myles Garrett on the field.

Garrett missed the game, and has already been ruled out for Sunday’s Week 2 meeting with the Baltimore Ravens, with a high ankle sprain, an injury he if familiar with from his college days at Texas A&M.

While Garrett wants to be on the field, he is also trying to be pragmatic about the situation, as he told clevelandbrowns.com:

"“Me knowing myself, I want to get out there as soon as possible. I want to test my limits. I want to go out there and play right away, but I know that I will be hurting the team and myself if I go out there too soon. It is rough, but I know that when I come back I am going to be a boost to my defense. I am going to do whatever I can to make a difference.”"

Having Garrett back on the field sooner rather than later would be ideal, but an even better scenario is keeping Garrett on the field once he returns. If that means he needs to take an extra week to heal, then so be it.

After all, there will still be plenty of opportunities for Garrett to introduce himself to Roethlisberger down the road.

Cleveland Browns news:

Browns: 5 defensive takeaways from Week 1 loss

The Cleveland Browns opened up the 2017 NFL season with a 21-18 loss to division rivals Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns showed immense growth from last season and the defense flashed its potential despite the loss.

Browns: 5 offensive takeaways from Week 1

The Cleveland Browns didn’t have a great day on offense against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but there were still some positives to draw from the season opener.

DPD Podcast: Discussing the Week 1 loss to Pittsburgh

A loss is never a reason to be happy, but Cleveland Browns fans aren’t feeling the usual doom and gloom after yet another Week 1 loss. The Browns did drop the opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers by the score of 21-18, yet the positives stood out just as much as the negatives. The game leaves fans with plenty to look forward to, while it also leaves much room for the team to improve. We take an in-depth look at the loss in the most recent episode of the DPD Podcast.

Kizer capable of ending Browns quarterback misery (Sporting News)

"Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer received his unofficial AFC North introduction in the second quarter Sunday. He shuffled into the middle of the field before launching into a slide a few yards later. That’s when Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier planted his helmet in Kizer’s shoulder and drove it into the ground. Kizer played well enough that Browns fans should be excited to see more considering he took division-favorite Pittsburgh to the wire. Kizer, however, took seven sacks and several more hits like the one Shazier delivered. If Kizer can stay upright, the Browns might have something here down the road."

DeShone Kizer helps, and hurts, himself and the Browns (NFL SpinZone)

"In reason for cautious optimism, Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer’s debut showed some ability to make plays, but he did as much to hurt himself as he helped. The only thing that seems to be predictable about Kizer is that at points in a given game, he’s going to have moments where he looks like he can be a franchise quarterback and at others, shouldn’t be in the league, let alone on the field."

NFL news:

The Colts have no idea what they are doing (USA Today)

"The Indianapolis Colts stink, and not just the players on the field for that 46-9 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Rams in their 2017 NFL opener. The whole damn franchise stinks, starting with the owner and oozing downhill, as this sort of excrement tends to do."

Todd Bowles looks like the clueless coach of an 0-16 team (New York Post)

"We’ll start by paraphrasing the late Dennis Green: The Jets are what we thought they were."

Bears should start the Mitch Trubisky era (CBS Sports)

"Mike Glennon isn’t solely responsible the Bears’ season-opening loss to the Falcons on Sunday, when they came up a few yards short of shocking last year’s NFC champs. But the Bears didn’t win. They lost to the Falcons when Glennon took a sack on the Bears’ final offensive play from the 5-yard line. And Glennon and his 5.3 yards per attempt are partially to blame for the final result."