Cleveland Browns Week 10 defensive takeaways
Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah forming a monstrous duo
Myles Garrett may have not had a full stat sheet but it doesn’t mean he wasn’t effective. Defenses are now obviously planning against him which is opening up the field for others such as Emmanuel Ogbah. Ogbah registered two sacks and three solo tackles (all for a loss) on Sunday, while Garrett totaled a lone tackle.
Nonetheless, the duo consistently got to Matt Stafford early in the loss and forced him to rush his throws. The speed Ogbah possesses is proving to be tough to contain for opposing linemen. That combined with the fact that Garrett is a freak of nature and now offenses have a difficult time containing both of them.
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is starting to get more creative with his units and letting the two off their leash. It’s crystal clear the Browns have two studs on the ends and this is something that Sashi Brown doesn’t get nearly enough credit for. Ogbah was the No. 32 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and many didn’t agree with Brown’s decision to draft him. Now, it’s beginning to pay off and it’s providing Cleveland with weapons they haven’t had in years.
Ogbah has four sacks, three pass deflections and two forced fumbles so far this season and is coming off his best performance. Having two solid pass rushers coming off each end is a scary thing in the NFL and something the Browns have lacked. They’re now in a position of power in that area and with more reps it will only continue to improve.
Garrett, despite only notching one tackle, is drawing double teams and creating havoc despite them. His pure athleticism is not easy to contain, and Ogbah has been the beneficiary of Garrett’s double teams. As the development continues for these two, the Browns are smiling at their future with the edge position.