Myles Garrett: I hope Mac Jones doesn’t turn into an “ankle-grabber” this week

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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett missed practices Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury. He hurt his foot in the second half of Sunday’s victory over the Bengals but will play against the Patriots as he has no designation.

But it’s probably not the best day to face Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, whose infamous gator roll of Brian Burns‘ ankle last Sunday has the Panthers defensive end questionable for this week.

“Of course, I watched it, and I’ll hold my comments on that one,” Garrett said Friday, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “I mean, hopefully it doesn’t happen to me. I don’t know. [I hope Jones] doesn’t turn into the ankle-grabber. I don’t know. So we’ll see.”

Burns wished his “D-end brothers happy hunting” after failing to get the desired apology from Jones. Garrett leads the NFL with 12 sacks, putting him on pace for 22, a half sack shy of Michael Strahan’s single-season record set in 2001.

Garrett said all edge rushers who play the Patriots now have been warned, by video of the quarterback twisting Burns’ ankle, to keep Jones at arm’s length from their legs.

“I mean, if I tackle him or I sack him and I let him grab me, honestly, that’s on me,” Garrett said. “I’m not saying it’s on Brian. He didn’t expect it. But now we’ve all seen it. Now I know to get my behind up and get out of the way.”

26 responses to “Myles Garrett: I hope Mac Jones doesn’t turn into an “ankle-grabber” this week

  1. Ha Ha, I love the idea of a Patriot/Cheatriot being called an “ankle-grabber” Reminds me of being called an ankle biter.

  2. And if Mac does somehow get in a position to grab your ankle, are you going to rip his helmet off and bash him in the head with it?

  3. bubbasmithguy says:
    November 12, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    He’s hoping you’re not a helmet swinger this weekend.

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    Why? Myles can just claim Jones called his ankle a racist term and brain him for it.

  4. Probably the dumbest thing to do is give Belichick stuff like that to work with. Just be quiet.

  5. Jones has a huge target on his back from here on out. Trying to hurt a player intentionally provides extra motivation.

  6. dino2997 says:
    November 12, 2021 at 5:43 pm
    Jones has a huge target on his back from here on out. Trying to hurt a player intentionally provides extra motivation.

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    Myles must have a huge target also. Clubbing opposing QB with his helmet…

  7. No, Myles, your helmet will feel the very impact you intended upon the third rate Pittsburgh Rusty Nail QB. You will end up being disrespected. They’ll be calling you Myles The Ankle Biter.

  8. Dinosaur Dolls Garrett, Newsflash, you won’t even get to Mac Jones, so theres that.

  9. Stephen Smith says:
    November 12, 2021 at 4:55 pm
    Ha Ha, I love the idea of a Patriot/Cheatriot being called an “ankle-grabber” Reminds me of being called an ankle biter.

    And I love the idea of two of the most ferocious defensive players in the league (one who attempted to maim a quarterback with his helmet and the other who recently concussed two running backs) whining like girls about an admittedly unauthentic quarterback lying on the ground and holding onto an ankle. It’s like lions complaining about a “big, bad” mouse. They can’t be serious and must be trying to be ironic or talking tongue in cheek.

  10. I can’t believe these whinny guys. I guess they’re now afraid of a QB. You’d better concentrate on the game at hand.

  11. Hope Garrett doesn’t rip Jones’ helmet off his head and hit him with it like he did to Rudolph Mason in 2019. Or late hit Jones and knocking him out for season like he did to Jets QB Trevor Siemian also in 2019. Garrett should be the last person in the NFL to talk about the play of others w/ his record in less than three years.

    Being suspended in November 2019 b/c the league thought he was a danger to other players says it all.

    Besides all Jones did was to hold Burns by the ankle b/c he thought he had recovered fumble, Burns is the one who rolled trying to get away and possibly hurting his leg.

  12. tell me this isn’t the biggest crock you’ve ever heard. a defensive end afraid a qb might hurt him, especially a guy with a history of using his helmet as a weapon after the whistle.

  13. Do you think the refs have been told to protect Jones? I suspect so.

    Did you see the second roughing the passer call on the Miami defender on Baltimore’s last possession? If they call that any hit on a QB without the ball is a potential 15 yards.

    Garrett and Burns think they are getting in the rooks head. Not a chance. They are burnishing his rep.

  14. I hope Garrett doesn’t try to kill anyone again! hows that dirt bag even still in the league?

  15. Defensive Ends are now becoming the new cheerleaders in the NFL….
    I’m surprised Pom poms aren’t part of their mandatory uniforms!!!
    Afraid of QB’s….. say it isn’t so!!!!!
    Go Mac!!!!

  16. Quite simply, if you don’t sack him so hard the ball ends up on the ground and he doesn’t know which way is up you have nothing to worry about.

    Unbelievable.

    Mason Rudolph say s Hi.

  17. This is really past the point of being stupid. Garrett has done much worse…ask Mason Rudolph.

  18. Wow. Mac Jones is 200lbs soaking wet and these front 7 types are afraid of him hurting them. Think about that for a minute. The skinny rookie is in these guys heads. Unreal.

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