Stud No. 3 – Myles Garrett
When I heard that Myles Garrett called out the coaching staff once again this week on not being focused or having the attention to detail he desired, I was not a fan. However, if he’s going to play as he did on Sunday, it may be something I’ll have to learn to deal with.
Garrett had three tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, and a touchdown. If he wouldn’t have scored that touchdown late in the second quarter, it’s very easy to see a scenario where the Browns don’t come away with a victory yesterday.
He only ended the game with the one sack, but he was doing his part on keeping pressure all day and effectively maintaining the edges. Two weeks ago, the Ravens had a ton of success with end-around and reverses, catching guys not staying home. They attempted two plays of that sort early in yesterday’s game and had no success.
Garrett is certainly the number one stud after his defensive touchdown and breaking the team record with 15 sacks this season, but I can’t leave Jadeveon Clowney out of this conversation. He finished the game with one and a half sacks and was dominant at stopping the run on Sunday. Watching him dissect a play and run down the line of scrimmage is an absolute thing of beauty.
Garrett continues to put up the big stat lines, but Clowney has been only a step behind as these two have really started to dominate the line of scrimmage.