Myles Garrett calls Chargers ‘disrespectful’ after loss

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

After a loss to the Chargers, Myles Garrett had some choice words for the opposing coach who he felt didn’t respect the Cleveland Browns defense

Another tough loss for the Cleveland Browns and another odd quote from one of their leaders. Myles Garrett, who returned to action in Week 5 after missing one game due to a car accident, spoke on the game and was focused on the Chargers going for it on fourth down late.

Facing a fourth-and-one from their own 46, the Chargers elected to go for it with 1:13 remaining. It was a surprise call, especially with the lead being just two points and the Browns being out of timeouts.

When speaking on the game afterward, Garrett highlighted this one saying the decision from Brandon Staley was “disrespectful.”

As noted by Mary Kay Cabot, Martin Emerson broke the play up and Cleveland got it back. However, they still fell 30-28 when a kick from Cade York sailed wide ride.

Myles Garrett comments are odd

The timing of this comment was odd from Garrett, to say the least. It’s one thing to call a coach out when your team wins, and while the Cleveland defense did stop Los Angeles, the Chargers were still able to get the win.

But to call the opposing team disrespectful when they still win comes off as sour grapes. And for the Browns, who constantly roll the dice on fourth down, you would think they’d understand the desire to keep the ball in your own hands to try and end the game right then.

It might have been better for Garrett, one of the leaders of the team, to say something about hoping the kick went through and then turning the attention toward New England, who is coming off a huge win this weekend.