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Ross Tucker sees red flags with Myles Garrett

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Myles Garrett won’t be submitting to an interview with Ross Tucker, either.

Tucker, the former NFL player turned multi-media personality, has concerns about Garrett, based in part on Garrett’s refusal to submit to an interview with ESPN’s Booger McFarland due to McFarland’s criticism of Garrett. But Tucker has other concerns, as explained during a Tuesday visit to PFT Live.

Tucker pointed to a comment from Garrett to ESPN The Magazine regarding the presumptive No. 1 overall pick’s intellect.

“I don’t think I’m the smartest player in the draft, but if you consider all the things I think about daily, how many things intrigue me and I try to get to get involved in, I’m up there,” Garrett said.

Who says stuff like that?” Tucker said on Twitter, before elaborating in the clip embedded in this post.

Garrett’s comment tempts me to reconsider the official PFT position on reporting Wonderlic scores, something we stopped doing a few years ago for a variety of reasons — including but not limited to the complete and total irrelevance of the results to whether a guy will be a good football player. With Garrett touting his own intelligence, someone will surely be tracking those numbers down, if only out of curiosity.

If you’re curious to hear what Tucker had to say about Garrett, you don’t have to be the smartest person in the draft to figure out how to turn on the video.

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54 Responses to “Ross Tucker sees red flags with Myles Garrett”
  1. bassplucker says: Apr 11, 2017 4:40 PM

    This dude looks so much Brandon Marshall. Kinda creepy and especially when he says wack stuff like he has been the last few months.

  2. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    I said it the other day, this guy (Garrett) is the LeVar Ball of pro football. He simply can’t shut his yap and everything that comes out of it is more ludicrous than whatever he said last time.

  3. dickshotdogs says: Apr 11, 2017 4:45 PM

    I’m with Ross and Booger. Take Allen with the first pick.

  4. citizenstrange says: Apr 11, 2017 4:48 PM

    Remember when Big Ben said that his off-season golfing trip to Scotland would improve his quarterbacking because of “figuring out all the angles and stuff” because — and this is a verbatim quote — “I’m a pretty cerebral guy.”

  5. willyalistentothis says: Apr 11, 2017 4:52 PM

    Until today I am not sure I had ever heard of Ross Tucker.

  6. steeelfann0155 says: Apr 11, 2017 4:58 PM

    How does PFT know that the scores of the Wonderlic have no relevance? Because some players who had poor scores ended up well? What about the scores that were poor and the guy ended up making horrible decisions, played stupid, and ended up being overdrafted? I love when the “media” paints with their broad brush. But then they pick out every little word that they can tear apart from people they don’t like. Amazing dynamic. The Wonderlic is a tool and would be wise to use. Not the end-all, but very useful as one criteria. (Okay, cue the Dan Marino stories)

  7. lildeucedeuce says: Apr 11, 2017 5:03 PM

    Wow, so two negative reports on Garrett and suddenly he is trash. I don’t care what two has-been reporters have to say about him, they haven’t even met Myles. It’s pathetic over-analysis, making something out of nothing. If someone that actually knew him came up with this, that would be concerning, but that didn’t happen. Watch the film and you will see an elite pass rusher. He has the production to back up his measurables and consistently performs at a high level. Sure, maybe his sacks come in bunches, but he is always getting pressure.

  8. sportnorcal says: Apr 11, 2017 5:04 PM

    Sounds like an entitled kid accustomed to surrounding himself with YES-MEN that agree with and applaud everything he says and does.

    Time to grow up or they will eat you up and spit you out at the next level.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 5:04 PM

    One look at Garrett and you just know he’s the smartest player in the draft. Who would doubt?

  10. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 11, 2017 5:04 PM

    Hi, I am Ross Tucker and it has become apparent that no one on earth cares about me or what I have to say about anything anymore.

    How do I reverse this horrible trend? I know, I will say something that no one else in the world is saying. That way, people will have to pay attention to me, at least for a moment.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 5:06 PM

    In defense of Myles I haven’t seen him rocking horn rimmed glasses and a bow tie to prove how smart he is. Maybe that’s yet to come.

  12. tremoluxman says: Apr 11, 2017 5:08 PM

    Another Kanye wannabe. Sad.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 5:10 PM

    Trynnardtosmackus Rex.

  14. bernieknowsfootball says: Apr 11, 2017 5:19 PM

    Rookies should keep their mouth shut until they prove themselves, they just make it harder to perform when everybody is after them to personally shut their mouths !!!

  15. casualmalexlfan says: Apr 11, 2017 5:42 PM

    Why would anyone WANT to speak to ESPN employees?

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 5:48 PM

    Nolan Nawrocki wants nothing to do with this issue. He spent his wrath on poor, undersized, malnourished, un-athletic, bleached-white Ryan Switzer at the opposite end of the human diversity spectrum. It’s safer there.

  17. war27 says: Apr 11, 2017 5:52 PM

    This kid has to be Trump’s illegitimate son.

  18. charliecharger says: Apr 11, 2017 5:54 PM

    Smart is good, but how many NFL players went to Yale, Harvard, Princeton, or Cornell?

  19. russrpm says: Apr 11, 2017 6:03 PM

    STOP THE PRESSES!! 21 Year Old Says Something Dumb! Destined to Never Make A Sack!

  20. QB Film Room says: Apr 11, 2017 6:08 PM

    ^^^^ Trumps illegitimate son lololol!! EYYY SONNNN

  21. greeksensation says: Apr 11, 2017 6:24 PM

    dickshotdogs says:
    Apr 11, 2017 4:45 PM
    I’m with Ross and Booger. Take Allen with the first pick.
    ————————
    Must be a 9’ers fan!

    Seriously, we have a former NFL lineman who you’d like to think would be capable of breaking down the kids tape and giving us an analytical basis for why he doesn’t like him and instead he opts to take on the “social media” aspect?!?! Judging by former comments and “thumbs up” it appears most the readers here get it.

    Tucker would be better off taking his skill set to PerezHilton or TMZ!

  22. FinFan68 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:25 PM

    — including but not limited to the complete and total irrelevance of the results
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    That opinion is a bunch of BS. You don’t like it so it must not be relevant. If you had the choice of two guys playing the same position with roughly the same measurables but one guy at least seemed to be intelligent and the other one was dumb as a brick, who would you pick? I guess it would be the stupid kid just out of spite and/or fear of being wrong or looking like a hypocrite. The rest of us would take the smart one because he has a much better chance of learning things like schemes, rule changes, behavioral standards, etc.

  23. upperdecker19 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:25 PM

    “Garrett’s comment tempts me to reconsider the official PFT position on reporting Wonderlic scores, something we stopped doing a few years ago for a variety of reasons “

    But the comments section here is GOLD when these are reported!!!!! Come on, PFT!!!!!

  24. 33vikes says: Apr 11, 2017 6:49 PM

    His job is to rush the passer, not operate on brains.

  25. abninf says: Apr 11, 2017 7:12 PM

    In the last 40 years the average NFL IQ has gone down dramatically.

  26. smithdp says: Apr 11, 2017 7:13 PM

    Garrett’s comment isn’t that outrageous. He says he isn’t the smartest guy in the draft “but I’m up there.”. Considering only 256 guys get drafted and those 256 aren’t necessarily physicists, he may be right, he’s not the smartest guy in the group but he may be up there.

  27. abninf says: Apr 11, 2017 7:14 PM

    war27 says:

    This kid has to be Trump’s illegitimate son.
    ———————————————————-

    If Obama had a son, he would look like Miles Garrett.

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 7:23 PM

    When the inmates of the Dawg Pound have to hold their noses to invite you in, you have a serious personality malodor.

  29. stealthscorpio says: Apr 11, 2017 7:26 PM

    Noted talent scout Ross F Tucker. His next draft pick will be his first.

  30. queeflatifah says: Apr 11, 2017 7:35 PM

    Tucker then asked Mrs. Garrett for her views on the matter…her response was “Girls! GIRLS!! GIRRRLLS!!!!”

  31. brazin99 says: Apr 11, 2017 7:36 PM

    Who can blame the guy for not wanting to do an interview with a guy named Booger? Ewwww….

  32. worldizending says: Apr 11, 2017 7:53 PM

    Tucker….like calling the kettle black. I can’t even listen to the guy….turn if right off.

  33. bleedingfacemask says: Apr 11, 2017 8:45 PM

    “Who says stuff like that?” Tucker said on Twitter…”

    Maybe somebody who doesn’t want to brag about being a rocket scientist learning an NFL playbook…?

  34. dedxx says: Apr 11, 2017 9:03 PM

    There is something fishy going on with Garrett. He talks too much, but when someone questions his play, why he should be the number one pick, or questions him playing hard on every play…he runs and hides. It makes him look like he’s thin skinned and makes the sports reporters look like they are speaking the truth about Garrett and he really doesn’t like it.
    When a normal person is wrongly accused of something the tendency is for them to defend themselves and raise hell. If a person is lying to you they have the tendency not to look you in the eye, they try to avoid the conversation, or they get silent. This is why I personally think there is something not right about the guy. If a normal guy like me can pick this up about Garrett, I’m pretty sure those nfl suits or reporters really can.
    The guy really should just shut his pie hole and just let his play speak for him. A poster above brought up the name Brandon Marshall and I could see Garrett ending up being the DE version of that mental case. One of those Blah blah blah does this guy ever shut up because nobody cares what you have to say kinda guys. You better pick him Browns because he told you guys you should and if you don’t he will punish you. I thought that was pretty funny because he’ll have to get in line. Getting owned is a yearly thing in Cleveland and the butt kicking line is pretty long.

  35. maddmatter5 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:11 PM

    Am I missing what’s so wrong with his quote? I thought we wanted these players to be humble?

  36. sceaglesfan says: Apr 11, 2017 9:14 PM

    I like Tucker a lot but have no problem with what Myles said. Young guy expressing himself.

  37. vikingsdefineaverage says: Apr 11, 2017 10:10 PM

    The same Ross Tucker who played on 5 teams in 4 years with a grand total of 24 starts…..starting on those teams along with Chad Hutchinson, Quincy Carter, Eric Moulds, oh yeah I kind of remember him……

    Love people on here bashing Garrett for no good reason. If you publish anything online some of the sheep will follow your lead.

  38. vikingsdefineaverage says: Apr 11, 2017 10:14 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 6:25 PM
    — including but not limited to the complete and total irrelevance of the results
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    That opinion is a bunch of BS. You don’t like it so it must not be relevant. If you had the choice of two guys playing the same position with roughly the same measurables but one guy at least seemed to be intelligent and the other one was dumb as a brick, who would you pick? I guess it would be the stupid kid just out of spite and/or fear of being wrong or looking like a hypocrite. The rest of us would take the smart one because he has a much better chance of learning things like schemes, rule changes, behavioral standards, e
    _______________________________________
    Johnny Manziel had a better wonderlic score than Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Flacco, Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, and Jay Cutler, Michael Vick, and Bridgewater……..

  39. joeychittwood says: Apr 11, 2017 10:26 PM

    Who the hell says “he refuses to ‘SUBMIT’ to an interview”
    Tou “submit” yourself for questionig to the police…. not some halfbaked media personality trying to make a name for himself by stiring up contraversey

  40. honkeyt says: Apr 11, 2017 10:42 PM

    I like the kid.

  41. dwatkins69 says: Apr 11, 2017 11:07 PM

    Wake me when he resets the arrest meter. Also is Ross Tucker the guy from Friends?

  42. smartcollegefootball says: Apr 11, 2017 11:29 PM

    Time to take Garrett of your board completely

    Undraftable

  43. LakefrontLegend says: Apr 12, 2017 1:11 AM

    Would have liked to have seen him do the interview with McFarland, thought that was odd he felt that strongly against it but not the end of the world. Tucker is overreacting on everything else.

  44. RyanToCollinsAndBrown says: Apr 12, 2017 2:19 AM

    How about the media stop asking 21-year-old football players questions designed to elicit laughable responses? Geez! “How smart are you?” “How big an impact will you have in the NFL?” Talk some kids up for months as top 5 draft picks who are expected to make immediate impacts on the teams that select them and then subject some of them to ridicule because not all their answers reflect a mature, humble, reflective nature. Really? There’s people a lot older in positions of power who say stupid crap every day. Let’s cut young Garrett some slack.

    I frankly don’t care whatever he says. If my team selects him, all I’ll care about is what he does on the field.

  45. bd233 says: Apr 12, 2017 5:15 AM

    Dissing the media only makes me like him more.

  46. blowfishes says: Apr 12, 2017 5:49 AM

    Oh for heaven’s sake!

    The guy is perhaps showing a humble side. Of course he isn’t the smartest guy in the draft, in fact there are potentially many guys smarter than he is, but by stating the obvious he’s somehow reducing his draft stock?

    His comment isn’t stating that he isn’t smart enough to pick up an NFL playbook. His physical talents are obviously up there with the best of them.

    Would you at PFT claim to be the smartest person in your chosen profession?

  47. rugolin says: Apr 12, 2017 5:51 AM

    I like Ross Tucker’s podcast as he seems to be on the ball with his analysis and has really good regular guests on who talk sports business and film breakdowns. Plus he played for and graduated from Princeton which I don’t think most of the commenters here can say they did either. As far as Myles Garrett goes I hope his play can keep pace with his mouth as Cleveland is not the most forgiving place in the world for high picks who underperform and act dumb.

  48. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Apr 12, 2017 8:56 AM

    I think the guy in the aeronautical engineering program is probably the smartest.

  49. pittsburghdamned says: Apr 12, 2017 11:46 AM

    Anyone who has heard Ross Tucker speak knows that he must have at some point dove into a swimming pool with no water, or been trapped in a refrigerator at a landfill way past the point a human should have survived

  50. realkelevra says: Apr 12, 2017 4:06 PM

    He has said some unuusal things. Everything coming out of T.O.s mouth was hot garbage and his induction into the hall of fame is around the corner. Saying the wrong thing doesn’t mean you can’t play. And in a sea of players that you don’t know for can play at the pro level, looking at what he’s accomplished on field and at the combine suggests he is the safest bet. You don’t pass drafting a guy because he’s weird.

    I think this is all to build drama leading up to the inevitble 1st overall selection.

  51. briscobrown says: Apr 13, 2017 8:28 AM

    Every player entering the league has potential to fail or succeed despite what they do or say in college. Tim Couch said and did all the right things. Randy Moss didn’t. It’s about the team they go to and the coaches they have. I feel like Hue Jackson and especially Greg Williams will be able to keep him on track while letting him use his talents freely on the field. You can clearly see his maturity level isn’t quite there but that’s why you have coaches. Guarantee if he was drafted by the Patriots this wouldn’t even be an issue. Everyone would say Belichek will get the most out of him. I give Hue that benefit of the doubt.

  52. goldrushfaithful17 says: Apr 13, 2017 10:29 PM

    I can only hope and pray Cleveland’s front office is as foolish as Ross Tucker so that my 49ers can have the Defensive cornerstone they can build around in that 4-3 scheme. Garrett would be a rookie pro-bowler as a Leo in the 49ers scheme. #PleaseHearOurPrayers

  53. icebowler says: Apr 14, 2017 5:54 PM

    Myles Garrett spent a whole day at the ESPN studio very recently. Give the kid a break!

  54. borisbulldog says: Apr 16, 2017 7:07 PM

    Dan Marino scored a 6 on the Wonderlic and he’s in the HOF!

    Tucker is still pissed he couldn’t get on the field as Browns reserve Guard.

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