Myles Garrett focused on Ben Roethlisberger, not Mason Rudolph

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is set to face the Steelers for the first time since he was ejected from a 2019 game for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet, but he said Friday that Rudolph isn’t the Pittsburgh quarterback on his mind.

Garrett was suspended for six games as a result and said last month that he hoped to have a “man-to-man” talk with the quarterback that he accused of using a racial slur during the incident. On Friday, though, Garrett said he hasn’t considered approaching Rudolph on Sunday because his focus is on Ben Roethlisberger.

“I haven’t thought about it,” Garrett said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “Focusing on how I’m going to get to Ben. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it, whether that’s down the road or whenever we see each other. I’m just focused on the gameplan and getting the win. That comes secondary.”

Garrett vowed to “walk away from any situation that we have” during the game and keep his head on “the six seconds that the average play lasts” before turning his attention to the next one.

26 responses to “Myles Garrett focused on Ben Roethlisberger, not Mason Rudolph

  1. If I made up a story I’d say anything to try to take the focus off my lie. Should’ve been suspended for life.

  2. Zeke’s girlfriend lies = 6 game suspension
    This guy attempted murder = 6 games suspension

    Good one Goodell

  3. Instead of owning his physical assault like a man he doubled down with a character assault… may be a good player but he is a sub-par human

  4. Garrett vowed to “walk away from any situation that we have” during the game

    Yeah, sure he will….and when he doesn’t he’ll just play the card again.

  5. In the end, truth is Myles and Ben are HOF-level talents, and Mason is somewhat less relevant.

  6. I hope Garrett gets shut out Sunday. I hope he gets completely frustrated. He is lucky Rudolph didn’t sue him for swinging the helmet as a weapon. Not saying he is not talented, but his character and attitude are horrible.

  7. Deflect..Deflect..Deflect. That seems to be the trend today instead of OWNING mistakes that are made..

  8. The Steelers offensive line gets away with a lot of holding especially with Big Ben in the lineup. I expect Myles Garrett to be a non-factor in this game. It will be up to the Browns secondary to make any difference.

  9. Brownies Fan here…cmon Myles, give Ben a whack on the noodle and an all expenses paid ride Out on the gurney 🚑

  10. All these Steelers fans crying about Myles. But had no problem cheering for James Harrison. A player constantly known for dirty hits.

  11. This will be a great great game!! Never mind what happened last season. The Browns are for real and Pittsburgh is strong, Baltimore is not to be counted out and Cincinnati is very up and coming. A very strong division

  12. Translation: This time I’ll hit Roethlisberger with his own helmet while his head is still in it.

  13. The Steelers have historically been involved in so many after whistle B.S. Its hard to imagine fans not seeing that. In game dirty. After whistle dirty. I guess that I see them twice a year I see it more than others. Its part of their history. The Browns know this. The Ravens and Bengals know this.

  14. Did he ever find the guy that punched him in the face at that stoplight?

    Yeah. Didn’t think so. #clown

  15. “He is lucky Rudolph didn’t sue him for swinging the helmet as a weapon”

    If this were the case don’t you think he would have sued him? But he did not so there is more to the story than we know.

  16. maybethisyear says:
    October 17, 2020 at 9:47 am
    “He is lucky Rudolph didn’t sue him for swinging the helmet as a weapon”

    If this were the case don’t you think he would have sued him? But he did not so there is more to the story than we know.

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    Probably because this is the NFL and filing a lawsuit would look incredibly petty on Rudolph’s end and other players, even his own teammates, would probably never look at him the same no matter the outcome.

  17. We’ll see if he’s learned his lesson. Players maybe baiting him to react for penalties much like they did with Burfict

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