Myles Garrett: If Jadeveon Clowney comes back in shape, we’ll be able to do something special

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The Browns brought back defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on a one-year deal over the weekend, which made fellow Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett pretty happy.

Garrett told reporters this week that he’d recruited Clowney to return to the Browns with a fairly simple message.

I told him to get his ass here. That was about it,” Garrett said Wednesday, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Garrett was a first-team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler for the second season in a row, recording 16.0 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and 33 quarterback hits playing opposite Clowney. In his first year with Cleveland, Clowney posted 9.0 sacks, 11 TFLs, and 19 QB hits.

Heading into the second season of the partnership, Garrett is expecting to be even more productive in 2022.

“We were probably the best duo in the league as far as getting pressure, not always completing the play,” Garrett said. “I know teams like to get it out a little bit quick against us, but trying to put pressure on them, getting hands up, just his athleticism, the wingspan, causing guys trouble. It’s a special combo, and if he comes back in shape, I think we’ll be able to do something really, really special this year as well.”

21 responses to “Myles Garrett: If Jadeveon Clowney comes back in shape, we’ll be able to do something special

  1. Best duo in the league…yet the Steelers have led the league in sacks four straight years. Garett is just a lesser version of TJ Watt.

  2. Myles garrett the king of the meaningless sack. He will get a sack on 2nd down and they still get a first the next down. He also doesnt take over games keep abuse rookie LTs. Our DC has zero creativity to put him in different spots and looks. Every play is the same for him. He also Is a ghost in the run game.

  3. For two games and then he’ll do what he does – go on IR. That is his history.

  4. Clowney is one of the worst #1 picks ever.

    Hilarious. Now his own teammate calls him fat publicly.

    The AfC is full of soup du jour teams. Hilarious.

  5. If you both can score TDs as well as sacks,,yeah that maybe special.
    You’re team isn’t going anywhere without a QB

  6. Dumb comment. JC hasnt done anything at three years. Worry about your QB situation.

  7. Garrett is right. If these two guys stayed healthy and played up to their potential, we wouldn’t be talking about the best edge rushing duo in the NFL today. We’d be talking about best duo all-time. Who’s better?

  8. Clowney gets abused more than many other top picks.

    Sad. But now he has a teammate showing support.

    The AFC is full of serious talent. Awesome.

  9. Do you guys even know who your QB is going to be yet. Kind of an important position don’t you think

  10. I believe something good is going to happen to the Browns someday only I won’t be around to see it.

  11. Garrett needs to focus on football. I lost all respect for him after the helmet incident.

  12. Basically he is not happy with the signing, because Myles knows he is not coming to camp in shape. The Browns are becoming the laughing stock of the NFL.

  13. Going 6-11 with a backup QB isn’t doing something special. Watson blunder.

  14. I’ve been waiting 50 years for the Browns to get off the field on 3rd down.That would be something special.

  15. “If he comes back in shape…”

    Did I read that correctly? IF?

    When a younger player “hopes” that his veteran teammate- a former Number 1 pick no less!- comes back in shape, the player is telling all of us everything we need to know about his teammate’s drive, dedication, and commitment.

    Clowney has the talent. He was expected to be a dominant force play after play, year after year. He was destined to enter the HOF.

    His play, however, has historically fallen short of those high expectations.

    He will enter the HOF. But just like the rest of us, he will have to buy a ticket to do so.

  16. “If he comes back in shape” pretty much sums up Clowney’s career in a nutshell. If he decides to give the effort he can be a good player. Unfortunately, he doesn’t decide to do that nearly as often as he should.

  17. Clowney could come into camp built like Adonis but unfortunately will still have the knees of a 60 year old man.

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