Cleveland Browns studs and duds from first win of the season
Stud: Myles Garrett
Myles Garrett flirted with dud status as he had two penalties on the same play, where it looked at first as though he made a great play. Garrett took off and drilled Trevor Siemian, forcing him to dump a pass off. However, the refs flagged him for getting an early jump as well as landing on Siemian, drawing a roughing call for using his body weight.
Then in the second quarter, Garrett drew another penalty as he once again roughed the passer. This time it came on an incompletion on third-and-16. However, the Browns didn’t get the ball as he once again delivered a late hit to Siemian. Even worse, Siemian was hurt on the play which is something you never want to see, especially on a penalty like that.
Garrett’s gaffe led to the Jets getting a little bit of momentum, which led to a field goal. So instead of getting it up 13-0 right after scoring their first touchdown, the Browns saw New York cut it to 10 points and gather some momentum.
The frustration comes from the fact that he had some bad penalties last week as well. Garrett is an absolute force on the field and continues to get sacks, which is great. The problem is he keeps negating the positives when he makes these foolish mistakes
Proving he is an elite player, Garrett put that start behind him and proved what an athletic freak he was by recording multiple sacks for the second week in a row. Even when he wasn’t taking the signal-caller down, he was in the backfield throughout the night.
He’s well on pace to break the franchise sack record of 14 and if he can clean up the personal foul issues, he will be right up there with the best in the game. He’s that good, but the free yardage could have been more costly against a better team.