It is hard work, dedication and the Spirit of Aggieland that is propelling Myles Garrett into the spotlight in Cleveland. He is coming off of a so-called foot injury he incurred at a minicamp earlier this month. This injury caused him to sit out for a day of camp, but he was termed “fine” the following day.
“I mean, that’s part of the game,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said to media. “Obviously I don’t want to get any of our players nicked, hurt, any of that. We don’t want to lose any player, especially not one of our really good players. But hopefully things will be OK, and I think they will be. I don’t know that for sure, but we’ll find out.”
It is his confidence and self-motivation that the franchise needs. Given the Browns went 1-15 last season, Garrett’s confidence and self-motivation can’t do much harm.
“That’s one thing I admired about the young man. He does a lot of things on his own,” defensive line coach Clyde Simmons said to media. “He’s not one of those complacent rookies where he’s sitting back and just going through the motions in practice. He works at what he’s doing, he asks the right questions and he does the right things all of the time.”
Training Camp Success
Highlighting Day 5 (July 31) of training camp, Garrett finished a two-minute drill by sacking Brock Osweiler. Coach Jackson took note of Garret’s ability to fight through and redirect blocks to make his way into the secondary.
“I’m not giving him free sacks that he wants,” Coach Jackson said. “Obviously he is doing a good job. He is rushing the passer. He has turned it up a bit.”
Garrett and the Cleveland Browns open their season on August 10 against the New Orleans Saints.