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Joe Thomas: It will be fun helping Myles Garrett develop

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Left tackle Joe Thomas has spent a long time playing for the Browns and he’s seen a lot of high draft picks come through the doors over that span without seeing the team rise in the standings.

Thomas hopes things will be different with defensive end Myles Garrett, the first overall pick in this year’s draft and he likes what he’s seen of the rookie so far. Thomas said he’s “impressed with [Garrett’s] demeanor and his willingness to learn,” adding that he plans to do his part to help with the football education.

“He’s shown an interest in learning and I’m a player that really likes to try to help teach and impart any wisdom that I’ve gotten over the ages on some of those young guys, so it will be fun for me, too, to be able to try to help as best as I can and try to get him to think like an offensive tackle and hopefully turn him into the great player I think he can be,” Thomas said, via Cleveland.com.

Garrett’s arrival doesn’t solve the longstanding need at quarterback, although Thomas believes it is hard for quarterbacks “to have that success” without the right pieces in place around them. He’s certainly gotten enough evidence to support that theory over the years, so we’ll see if tutoring Garrett helps the Browns find better things in the future.

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9 Responses to “Joe Thomas: It will be fun helping Myles Garrett develop”
  1. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: May 17, 2017 12:51 PM

    Hows that Joe you dont even practice?

  2. jerruhjones says: May 17, 2017 1:15 PM

    If you don’t love Joe, you don’t love football.

  3. touchdownroddywhite says: May 17, 2017 1:21 PM

    Going against one of the best LTs in the league every day should help quite a bit.

  4. joemammy says: May 17, 2017 1:23 PM

    There’s nothing like learning from the best there is.

  5. goooooobrowns says: May 17, 2017 1:37 PM

    He’s more of a player/coach. You still see him playing on Sunday.

    But seriously, I love this!

  6. DawgPound83 says: May 17, 2017 1:48 PM

    The greatest LT since Ogden / Jones.
    Garrett gettin schooled by him on the practice field will be a great benefit.

  7. bobthebillsfan says: May 17, 2017 1:50 PM

    “Left tackle Joe Thomas has spent a long time playing for the Browns and he’s seen a lot of high draft picks come through the doors over that span without seeing the team rise in the standings.”

    Boy, there’s an understatement if I ever saw one.

  8. beedubyatoo says: May 17, 2017 1:53 PM

    Thomas is so good that he doesn’t need to practice to be the best LT in the league.

  9. elyasm says: May 17, 2017 2:01 PM

    Hard to imagine a better training regimen for a top pick DE than going up against Joe Thomas all year long. He just needs to avoid getting discouraged since most of the tackles he’ll be playing against won’t be nearly as good as Joe.

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