3 Cleveland Browns players to pay attention to in Week 3

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Thursday Night Football is coming up and the Browns and these three players will be key to them finding success

It’s been a few days since the embarrassing loss to the New York Jets and yet the finger-pointing and blame game continues to be in full force for the Cleveland Browns. In addition, players like Myles Garrett are annoyed with the fans booing them at the end of that debacle and want them to have more respect for what the players do every Sunday.

So, things aren’t exactly running smoothly with this team right now as they welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to town on Thursday for a primetime game.

Both the defense and special team units need to step up against the Steelers and hopefully the offense can continue to pour on the points as they are currently averaging 28 per game.

With the quick turnaround for this big game, Cleveland players and coaches will be even more exposed, especially if the Browns play poorly. It will be interesting to see how the players react in this one after the deflating loss this past Sunday. Let’s take a look at three of them that will certainly be in the spotlight this Thursday.

3 Browns players to pay attention to in Week 3

Myles Garrett
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Player No. 3: Myles Garrett, DE

The spotlight on Garrett this week is more about seeing how fans and Garrett react after he called them out after the game Sunday. His words may not sit very well with the fans especially if the team is losing at some point in this one. He did record another sack this past week and is closing in on overtaking former linebacker Clay Matthews for the lead infranchise history.

Garrett’s tag team partner Jadeveon Clowney will miss the game Thursday because of an injury he suffered last weekend, so Garrett will likely draw even more attention. Rookie defensive ends Alex Wright and Isaiah Thomas may get more opportunities in this game because of the injury to Clowney. Both players have shown some promise and will be fun to watch as well.

Garrett will need to make a play or two and show his leadership on Thursday night regardless of a win or loss. He’s been a member of the Browns now since 2017 and as one of the captains, it’s time for him to demonstrate the ability to lead and keep his teammates on the same page. Thursday will be a moment for Garrett to turn the recent negativity surrounding the franchise around with a more positive performance.