Browns want Myles Garrett to be mindful of “overworking”

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When Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was on the field during his rookie season, he showed plenty of the reasons why Cleveland took him with the first overall pick in the 2017 draft.

Due to an ankle injury, a concussion and the resulting recovery time from those issues, Garrett wasn’t on the field as much as he or the team would have liked. Garrett missed five games and knows that “availability” is going to be a key to realizing his full potential in his second season.

The Browns know that as well and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams believes there are ways to curtail last year’s problems on that front.

“He is one of the few guys that I have had to coach that I know I am going to have to keep my hand on to hold back,” Williams said, via Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. “One of the things with him is his overworking. He works so hard because he does not want to be good; he wants to be great. Sometimes he can be his own worst enemy in that respect because he works so hard physically that he has to do a good job with recovery also. The next thing is this — and he knows — if he stays healthy, watch out.”

Garrett had seven sacks in 11 games during his rookie season. If he’s on the field more often and the team’s moves to improve the secondary pay off, that number could get a good deal bigger in his second run through the league.

10 responses to “Browns want Myles Garrett to be mindful of “overworking”

  1. myles garrett is probably one of the few 1st rounders the clowns got right. joe thomas is the obvious other. just more proof that even a clown gets something right once in a while. GO STEELERS!!! HOORAH!!!

  2. I dont think anyone should ever worry, not even for 0.00000001/second, that a Millennial will overwork himself

  3. This kid has it, all he has to do is stay healthy and he will be a cornerstone of that D for 10 yrs. Don’t overwork or overthink it, once you know you can play and excel on this level, do the things you know you need to and just let it come to you.

  4. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    June 25, 2018 at 11:00 am
    I dont think anyone should ever worry, not even for 0.00000001/second, that a Millennial will overwork himself
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    Republicans must think if they bash Millennials enough, they won’t turn out at the polls in November? Or maybe they hate on them because they know they will turn out? Either way, keep bashing away on Millennials if it makes you happy, as transparent as it is.

  5. He is trying too hard to not come across as a wasted top pick in the draft. It’s not going to end well unfortunately.

  6. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    June 25, 2018 at 11:00 am
    I dont think anyone should ever worry, not even for 0.00000001/second, that a Millennial will overwork himself
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    You forgot to add after that…. And stay off my lawn!

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