Flattery will get you nowhere with Myles Garrett

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick has spoken glowingly regarding Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. That won’t impact Garrett’s desire to knock quarterback Tom Brady into next week.

“He is pretty much impossible to block,” Belichick told Cleveland media on Tuesday. “They put him in a lot of different places so you do not always know where he is going to be, but wherever he is, you better find him and block him or he will ruin the game.”

Belichick then rattled off Garrett’s attributes.

“Got great power and explosion,” Belichick said. “Good get off. Very athletic. He is blocked but then he does not stay blocked. He comes free quickly and escapes and gets off blocks. Plays with a lot of power. He is certainly not a finesse player. He is a very explosive, powerful guy that is also athletic enough to do very rare things. He can close ground in a hurry and get off blocks with his strength, quickness, explosiveness and instincts. He is a smart player. Finds the ball and finds it quickly. He impacts the game defensively. Better be able to handle on their play or he can ruin a game for you.”

On Wednesday, Garrett was asked by reporters about Belichick’s assessment that Garrett is “pretty much impossible to block.”

“It is a major compliment from one of the best to ever do it,” Garrett said. “Definitely appreciate it. At the end of the day, compliments are not going to stop me from getting to Brady.”

That’s funny, and it also reflects an edge that adds a hard dash of intimidation to Garrett’s game. For the Browns to have a chance against New England and its exceptional defense, Garrett will need to lead Cleveland’s defense to Brady, repeatedly.

12 responses to “Flattery will get you nowhere with Myles Garrett

  1. …..The Greatest Player In NFL History is currently honing His craft to 1.8 seconds. Even unblocked The GOAT will be frustrating you.

  2. Patriots will go no huddle and tire you out, hope you are in shape. At the end of the day, you will be shaking your head. But don’t be discouraged, Brady has done that to millions of people.

  3. Wow he has 9 sacks (Tied for 1st with Barrett) already this year. Impressive.

    “He comes free quickly and escapes and gets off blocks. Plays with a lot of power. He is certainly not a finesse player. He is a very explosive, powerful guy that is also athletic enough to do very rare things.”

    I couldn’t help but to think of Chandler Jones when BB said this. But Garrett was much more of a developed/finished product when he entered the draft compared to Jones. Jones is right behind Garrett with 8.5 sacks on the season.

  4. Patriots will go no huddle and tire you out, hope you are in shape. At the end of the day, you will be shaking your head. But don’t be discouraged, Brady has done that to millions of people.

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    Look up his workout video and your question will be answered.

  5. seen this a million times. BB praising another team’s ‘star’ and then that ‘star’ is ‘MIA’ come sunday.

    8-0 😥

  6. Alot of people have “work-out” videos.You ever see a sprinter run a marathon? I’ve seen players on other teams bent over in the 2nd half trying to get catch their breath.. That answers more questions than a workout video.

  7. Alot of people have “work-out” videos.You ever see a sprinter run a marathon? I’ve seen players on other teams bent over in the 2nd half trying to get catch their breath.. That answers more questions than a workout video.

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    Well, lets see how Mr. Garrett does then in your eyes. THe dude trained with MMA fighters and jumping with weights. But..workout videos do nothing for you. I too have seen football players bending over in the 2nd half trying to catcht their breath. Doesnt mean every player is like that.

  8. Edge rush alone is not a threat against the Patriots offense, because of the offensive line blocking scheme. You also need interior pressure and I don’t know if the Browns can generate that. Garrett will be a non factor in this game.

  9. he said the same before we have played jj watt and watt had stat lines of 0 tackles 0 sacks. this guys ok but he seems more of a cheap shot artist than a scheme buster. keep flapping your gums king nothing.

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