Cleveland Browns News: Myles Garrett needs more production
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at how Myles Garrett needs to become a leader and produce more
Entering the first week of the 2019 season, the Cleveland Browns were looking to end an ugly stretch if opening weekends. Cleveland entered the year on a 14-season winless streak as they hadn’t notched a victory in Week 1 since a 2004 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
This year felt as though things could be different with Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckhma, Jr., and Myles Garrett as the faces of the franchise. Sadly, it was not as they dropped this one against the Tennessee Titans in as ugly a way as possible.
Worse than just losing, the team continued to have a giant issue that carried over from the past — penalties. The Browns were incredibly undisciplined as they had an unreal 18 penalties which gave Tennessee 182 yards for free. That’s never a recipe for winning and needs to be cleaned up if they want to rebound from this horrific start.
On top of that, one writer says that defensive end Myles Garrett didn’t deliver as much as he needed to — he also believed Garrett showed his frustration and needs to control that as well.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
Cleveland Browns need more production, less frustration, from Myles Garrett - Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com
"“But the former No. 1 pick needs to be a leader and a game changer. Instead, on a day when the Browns ruined their own chances, Garrett led the lack of discipline. His head-high shove of Walker occurred early in the second quarter, after Dion Lewis was stopped on second-and-4 for no gain. Instead of setting up third-and-4 at the 19-yard line, Garrett set up a first-and-10 from the 34. The defense committed three more penalties on what would be an 87-yard touchdown drive for a 10-6 lead. Remember, as bad as that game was, the Browns didn’t trail until 20 minutes were gone.”"
Taken first overall out of Texas A&M, Garrett has all the tools to be one of the best pass rushers in the game. He did have two sacks but he needs to keep his cool. Still, feels like a stretch to call him out in this game when it was the entire team stinking things up.
Cleveland Browns: 5 Lessons learned vs. Titans in Week 1 — Cody Williams, NFL Spin Zone
"“Every team is going to accrue penalties. But the Cleveland Browns did so at an absurd level on Sunday in the blowout loss to the Titans. The Browns amassed an unbelievable 18 penalties for 182 yards on the day, tied for the second most penalties in a game in franchise history. It’s hard to win football games when you’re conceding 182 yards to mental mistakes, including your starting left tackle, Greg Robinson, kicking a player and getting ejected.”"
All the penalties were bad but the Greg Robinson personal foul that got him ejected was the most painful to endure. Al already thin offensive line fell apart without him and that didn’t help their cause. Cleveland can’t get to where they want to go unless they start to play more disciplined football.
Browns OT Greg Robinson ejected for kicking a Titans defender in the head — Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports
"“Robinson’s ejection wasn’t great news for the Browns, who started slow in the opener. They trailed 10-6 when Robinson, who was once the second overall pick of the draft to the Rams, went kung fu fighting.”"
The Browns gave Robinson a one-year deal as he looks to try and earn a bigger contract. Not the best way to try and earn that.
Browns have fixable issues, but one major concern is clear
After their loss, Dan Justik looks at some of the issues that plauged the Browns. The penalties stood out but are fixable. What concerns him though, is the offensive line. As it should.