DE Myles Garrett (9.27.20)

DE Myles Garrett:

On the Browns playing complementary football in today’s win: 

“That is what we are supposed to do. We had success running and throwing the ball. We were getting pressure on the quarterback, making him overthrow some of his guys, and we were there to take advantage of that. We also rushed the passer a little bit. When it is all going well like that, you have to make sure to come out on top.”

On his strip-sack and fumble recovery in the fourth quarter: 

“I had been trying to set him up with speed to power and some jam moves early on to get his hands and get him to open up a little bit sooner. That last one, they did not have any help for him so I knew I was going to take it all the way up the field and try to get to it the best that I could. He could anticipate me either jabbing or going inside because that is where I was beating him. I was able to get on the backside of the strip. I saw that he had not thrown it yet, and no sack is complete without getting the ball.”

On the significance of the Browns having a winning record for the first time since 2014 and the team getting off to a good start this season:

“I made that very clear to the guys. We have a chance that we have not had in a long just to have a winning record, whether it is early or late. We have to take advantage of the opportunity. We have to start changing history here and our legacies right now. This is the opportunity to do it. We can be 1-0 this week, and that is what we are going to look forward to going into next week.”

On if he was hurt when going to the sideline in the third quarter:

“Just a little winded. They had a couple of long drives. I was trying to save up for something big, and I had it in me.”

On how important it was to get contributions from several different Browns defensive players today:

“I have seen these guys all week. They have been getting after it. They have been hungry. The have been hunting. The have been getting PBUs, batting down balls and interceptions. Guys like (LB) Malcolm Smith, definitely making big plays. (S) Karl (Joseph) making that big hit on the sideline. We have guys making big plays. We showed that today. We have to keep up that momentum.”

On the Browns defense having a strong performance to build confidence:

“Go back to years past, I remember my second year, we played the Steelers and we played them to a draw. We had six takeaways. In this one, we just put it all together. That is real team ball, complementary ball that we played. I am proud of how we all came together. We have to do this every week. We just have to find a way to keep on perfecting our crafts.”

On his commitment to improving his game and where he found another gear to create the type of plays he has the past two weeks:

“You always have to find little things to keep you motivated. Before the game, my friend said that I was not going to get another sack-forced fumble so that was a challenge I wanted to complete going into the game. (DT) Sheldon (Richardson) said I was not going to get another one after my first sack. Those little ones and those little doubts, whether it comes from the opposite team or your own guys, it always fuels me to do better.”

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