X-factor No. 3: Myles Garrett
Myles Garrett is a freak athlete. If you’ve watched the Browns since his arrival, he jumps off the page at times with how explosive he is. Often times, when you don’t hear his name called, it’s because he’s being double or triple-teamed by the opposing teams offensive line in order to neutralize him.
In Sunday’s game against Washington, Myles Garrett will be a huge X-factor in determining if the Browns win or lose.
The Washington Football Team has a glaring weakness at offensive line, and it’s something that the Browns defensive front and Myles Garrett should attack. According to Pro Football Focus, Washington’s offensive line has allowed pressures on 35.1 percent of their offensive snaps.
Going against a weak front that allows that much pressure on their young and inexperienced quarterback should make Garrett’s mouth water. Considering his pass rush rate is 26 percent this season, you can fully expect to hear the announcers call Myles Garrett’s name a lot on Sunday afternoon.
If Garrett can beat the man he’s facing on a consistent basis when in one-on-one and force Washington to use multiple players to block him throughout the game, it should allow him and the rest of the Browns defensive front to have a good day.