Myles Garrett: No hesitation to hit Mason Rudolph

NFL: NOV 14 Steelers at Browns
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Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will be on opposite sides of the field on Sunday for the first time since Garrett hit Rudolph in the head during a fight late in a 2019 game between the teams.

Garrett was suspended six games for that act and later accused Rudolph of using a racial slur, which is an accusation that Rudolph has denied. Rudolph said this week that Garrett has not reached out since last year and that he’d be willing to talk if Garrett was interested in a conversation.

Garrett said Friday that he has “no problem reaching out to him or talking to him before or after the game.” He also said that he won’t have any hesitation when it comes to hitting Rudolph during Sunday’s game.

“Get out of here with that. That won’t run through my mind at all. . . . He’ll get hit just like everybody else, I’m not going to put a pillow underneath his head before I take him to the ground,” Garrett said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “But I’m not going to do anything extra. It’s just a game. It’s a Steelers game. It’s a divisional game. It’s an important game.”

Garrett was named a captain for this game by Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski in a move that the coach said is unrelated to what happened last year. Garrett said he’ll embrace the role and address the team before the game to drive home that “every play could be our last” because there’s a playoff spot on the line.

31 responses to “Myles Garrett: No hesitation to hit Mason Rudolph

  1. He is a defensive end…… and they…. try to hit the quarterback. Really ground breaking stuff here guys.

  2. Hopefully Garrett doesn’t rage out then lie about someone calling him names this time.

  3. Hilarious the direction of the nf and it’s fans when Rudolph gets his head bashed in and he is portrayed as the bad guy.

  4. Whats Garrett supposed to say?

    “Get out of here with that. I’m going to avoid hitting him. I don’t want to risk a penalty.
    I’ll let someone else sack him. Even if it means we miss the playoffs.”

  5. So what he’s really saying is he’ll get ejected and hurt his teams chances of winning a critical game versus a backup QB.

  6. Whoever asked that question CAN’T be serious. “You’re getting paid to tackle people. Are you gonna tackle their QB?”
    WHAT DID YOU EXPECT THE ANSWER TO BE????

  7. for his own safety, rudolph should consider playing this game without a helmet. worst case is a minor brain nick.

  8. Miles should be gunning for the QB, I mean he told us what Mason called him. Right? We all believe him, right? No, no we don’t.

  9. iliketurtles says:
    Hilarious the direction of the nf and it’s fans when Rudolph gets his head bashed in and he is portrayed as the bad guy.
    ___________________

    Yeah it would be funny if the whole country wasn’t going in the same direction. Pretty sad.

  10. Why should he reach out to you Rudy? After all you started it by trying to pull his helmet off? Hmm pretty interesting that all of the sudden the NFL mikes went out during the play. How convenient for the NFL to hide the truth

  11. He didn’t hesitate to hit him with the helmet last time so why would he hesitate this time? Question is, what will he hit him with?

  12. This is not the first time they will be on opposite sides of the field since the incident, Rudolph came in for mop up duty at the end of the game earlier this season.

  13. I’m a Steeler fan but I side with Myles on this one. Mason probably didn’t intend to let it slip but in the heat of the moment thoughts become words and, well there you have it.

  14. He’s going to throw salt in his eyes like Mr. Fugi used to back in the WWE days.

  15. Everything will be fine as long as he doesn’t play “Whack-a-Mole” again.

  16. It will be ALL legal this time. The G Man knows and has learned from his mistakes. Now it is GAME ON.

  17. blknyellow says:
    January 1, 2021 at 8:41 pm
    I’m a Steeler fan but I side with Myles on this one. Mason probably didn’t intend to let it slip but in the heat of the moment thoughts become words and, well there you have it.

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    Who are you to say what Mason Rudolph’s thoughts are? What if the thought “I’m scared I’m going to not only get banned from the NFL but have charges pressed against me so I need to come up with a good reason why I hit this guy” was the thought that was spoken?

  18. Only in pro sports can someone get away with felony assault and battery. I couldn’t believe my eyes when it happened.

  19. But what if the backup actually knocks the starter out of the playoffs. Mason sure would get the last laugh.

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