Myles Garrett: I’m going to play the same despite getting fined

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been flagged and fined repeatedly this season for hits on opposing quarterbacks. He says that won’t affect him.

“I’m still going to play football the same way,” he said, via Cleveland.com.

Garrett said he tries to avoid penalties but views them as sometimes being the cost of doing business in the NFL.

“If I’m going to go out there and make some plays,” he said, “make a lot of plays and at the backend I might get an unnecessary roughness every three or four games, I don’t want to make it a habit, it’s not something I want to do, but if that’s what happens and I’m still making big plays consistently, I guess that’s my toll.”

The NFL has already fined Garrett $52,639 for three different personal fouls this season. If he continues to pile up the fines — and continues to say the fines won’t affect him — the league office could move to a suspension for his next illegal hit. That might be something that would change the way Garrett plays.

28 responses to “Myles Garrett: I’m going to play the same despite getting fined

  1. “I might get an unnecessary roughness every three or four games”
    Dude, you have three, in only three games, this season. The thing is, you are good enough to disrupt an offense with out the dirty hits.

  2. All of his late hits were clean shots, i.e. his momentum carried him into the quarterback for the last step or step and a half. They would absolutely not have been penalties 1p years ago.

    Cant see them suspending him for that. Consider at some point it is more dangerous to change direction than to follow thru.

  3. I’m surprised by his attitude this year. Always seemed like an intelligent kid that wanted to do well in the league. Now this year the Browns were supposed to be the 90s Cowboys. Mayfield is hard to like. When you have attitude and you win, you got Swagger. When you have attitude and you lose, well you’re still a loser.

  4. Real smart to put a target on your back, daring the league to suspend you since fines don’t matter!

  5. That’s just smart football. If Garrett knocks every starting QB out of the game, his team has a much better chance of winning. I guess it’s ok as long as the team doesn’t pay the fines. Then they could call that a bounty, right? At some point the league will step in and suspend him. We don’t need another Ndamukong Suh.

  6. Is it me, or is Freddie KItchens creating a diva academy over there in Cleveland, it seems to be the land of whining and highly sensitive young men, with very little emotion control or inner strength. I feel bad on anyone who puts money on Cleveland to win, they seem weak willed.

  7. Physical players just budget for the fines. Rodney Harrison said he just put 4x max fine away every year, knowing that there were going to be some edge hits that got fined. It’s football, it happens

  8. Man oh man fans of fiotball have become weak. Every hit that draws a flag makes a player dirty. My guess is many if these fans never played football. Hint, being on the team isnt playing.

  9. From Harrison to Burfict to Garrett. AFC North should have a “Dirty Linebacker of the Year Award”. Comes with an automatic $100,000 fine and a suspension for the start of next season.
    And the coaches who won’t stop them – or actually encourage this crap – should get the same.

  10. So, Garrett is just now starting to reap the rewards of spending an entire year under the tutelage of Gregg Williams.

    Connecting points A to B, Garrett plays for Williams then starts to become dirty player….

    Huh, Deja Vu??? Have I heard this story before about a Gregg Williams coached player…

  11. Sorry, maybe it was simply a Gregg Williams coached Team (not specific player)….

    You know…that I heard about playing dirty….

  12. Mountie 97 and his comrades who opine about the over-sensitivity about what constitutes dirty play just don’t have facts to support that Garrett is NOT DIRTY.

    One of the penalties called was CLEARLY as it was called and he used his body weight to slam the QB to the ground; in two other instances that were NOT CALLED, he did the very same thing by ramming a QB shoulder first into the ground and then nearly picked up the QB and slammed him on his back/shoulder that caused the QB’s head to bend in a very bad direction.

    You clowns simply don’t have the facts. I’ve never watched this jerk before but noticed that he is playing without any control and is a threat to the safety of other players on the field. He is dirty. He doesn’t care. And I hope some offensive player takes his knees out where he has an entire season to tell us how clean he is.

  13. James Harrison and Vontaze Burfict have said the exact same thing. Didn’t work out that well for them.

  14. root4cleveland says:
    September 28, 2019 at 7:37 am
    All of his late hits were clean shots, i.e. his momentum carried him into the quarterback for the last step or step and a half… Consider at some point it is more dangerous to change direction than to follow thru.
    ——————
    I do partly sypathise with where you’re coming from. But you’re missing the point that this is exactly what the NFL want to change – i.e. you must make reasonable effort to avoid follow-thru, and if you do you must make reasonable effort to avoid falling on the QB. Yes you might hurt yourself more by trying to avoid but frankly most QBs are far more valuable than most sackers, and if Browns ever have a top QB in your lifetime and he’s splatted out of what could’ve been a great season, you’d prob see the other side of the argument better.

  15. dartmouthstevens says:
    September 28, 2019 at 9:35 am
    Physical players just budget for the fines. Rodney Harrison said he just put 4x max fine away every year, knowing that there were going to be some edge hits that got fined. It’s football, it happens
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Why would he need to do that? His single game checks likely exceeded that. Was he paid less than I thought?

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