Myles Garrett: Officials should have ejected Chiefs assistant coach, too

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Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett won’t argue with the NFL’s decision to eject teammate Ronnie Harrison Jr. from Sunday’s game. He said Harrison has to keep his poise.

Garrett, though, wants to know why Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis also wasn’t ejected.

“I saw [Harrison],” Garrett said after the game, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “He was tangled up. I saw him get pushed and he pushed. And I was like, ‘We don’t need any of that for our team. We’ve got to be smarter than that.’

“But [Lewis] should get the treatment our player should get. He should be tossed out of the game just like Ronnie.”

Garrett has a point: Lewis shoved Harrison first, though Lewis’ shove back was more forceful.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was tackled by Mack Wilson and Harrison along the Chiefs sideline with 4:43 remaining in the first quarter. It appeared Harrison was trying to step over Edwards-Helaire after the running back’s 11-yard gain when Lewis pushed Harrison. Harrison shoved back in Lewis’ neck and chin area.

Officials initially flagged Lewis and announced a 15-yard penalty on the Chiefs. It appears the officiating office in New York then buzzed down, and referee Bill Vinovich changed his initial announcement to offsetting penalties and ejected Harrison.

The Browns already were missing safety Grant Delpit, who was inactive with a hamstring injury. M.J. Stewart replaced Harrison.

14 responses to “Myles Garrett: Officials should have ejected Chiefs assistant coach, too

  1. He is 100% correct, Harrison was wrong – but coach was just as wrong.
    I don’t see any reason why a coach should be touching another teams player.

  2. This sportsmanship assessment brought to you by the guy who clobbered a QB with his own Helmut.

  3. Harrison just wanted to go back to the field of play his foot was tangled up and the coach over reacted any of you idiots who say something else haven’t played football

  4. He should not be talking about others being ejected. He shouldn’t have even been allowed to play last year. Or this year for that matter.

  5. Come on man you all act like you didn’t even watch the replay. Harrison deliberately step on CEH’s nuts and then tried to play it off like he didn’t know what was happening. I hope every NFL coach would feel the need to protect his players from dirty tricks like that. To have Myles Garrett comment on who should be ejected is like having a deer poacher talk about hunter safety.

  6. Don’t step on other players intentionally and the coach won’t shove you off his player. Still no reason to take a shot at a coach. Ejection was exactly what should have happened. Browns & their fans already whining. But the sad truth that they overlook is this…your offense had the ball with under three minutes & a chance to drive for the winning score but your QB folds under that kind of pressure. Truth.

  7. jjackwagon says:
    September 14, 2021 at 12:51 pm
    Don’t step on other players intentionally and the coach won’t shove you off his player. Still no reason to take a shot at a coach. Ejection was exactly what should have happened. Browns & their fans already whining. But the sad truth that they overlook is this…your offense had the ball with under three minutes & a chance to drive for the winning score but your QB folds under that kind of pressure. Truth.
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    I don’t see a single comment here where Browns fans are whining. Only one here whining appears to be you. Truth.

  8. Harrison was stepping on a player that was lying down on the ground. The coach was trying to hold off Harrison from causing any serious injury to the player on the ground, and also trying to protect Harrison from being ejected. Harrison appeared to be emotionally unstable. When he actually threw blows at the coach, he was tossed.

  9. If I were Myles Garrett I’d take advantage of every opportunity I had to compliment the officials on what a great job they’re doing, and then just stay under the radar. Garrett gets in some shots that could get him thrown out of games, and/or suspended for multiple games. The Browns are a better team when Garrett is on the field. It can’t hurt to have a good relationship with the refs.

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