Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett seems to throw shade at coaches, again

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Myles Garrett made a rather interesting statement on Friday in regards to the Cleveland Browns preparations which could be seen as a shot at coaches

There’s no denying the Cleveland Browns are about to play their most important game of the season. A re-match from Week 12 has them pitted against the Baltimore Ravens and a win could put them one game out of first place in the crowded AFC North.

However, a loss could put them three games back with two losses to the division leaders. That would be nearly insurmountable with just four games left following this week. So that should seem everyone is locked in, especially considering they had a whole week off between their last game with Baltimore.

Apparently, that’s not the case. Star defensive end Myles Garrett made a statement that was few in words but has some strong meaning as he said the attention to detail is “not up to his expectations.”

This isn’t the first time Garrett used the media to criticize something going on with the team. Following a 45-7 loss to the New England Patriots, Garrett seemingly put the honus on the coaching staff for not making adjustments during the game.

After this statement, head coach Kevin Stefanski reportedly had a “private” conversation with Garrett, which is the right way to handle these things. Stefanski didn’t call out Garrett and didn’t say he was in the wrong for going public. Instead, he said they spoke to one another when he was asked – and left it at that.

Of course, there will be claims that Garrett was correct in his assessment following the New England loss. And that’s true. They were out-coached in that one. And perhaps he’s correct that the focus is not where it should be, and considering how much drama has surrounded this team, it’s probably more likely than not.

Having said that, these comments don’t fix the problem. In fact, they add to them.

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Winning franchises don’t use the media to point out flaws to one another, they do it in meetings with one another. They do it the way Stefanski tried to with Garrett. Apparently, he didn’t receive the message, which is why he once again went public with some frustrations.