Myles Garrett was the first pick of the NFL Draft, and he did not wait long to start talking trash. He called out Big Ben and the Steelers, saying he cannot wait to chop him down. The Steelers offensive line and Big Ben both responded. Yesterday, the Browns executive Sashi Brown was asked by the Media about his first round picks comments and he said he is not scared.
“We’re not scared of it,” Brown said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Myles, if you go back and look at his [introductory] press conference, has the right amount of levity balancing that confidence.”
Brown said people just ran with it, as if they needed storylines.
“I just don’t think the 160 carat tweets and headlines that get taken out of context often should reflect who the person is,” he said. “It’s easy in this world to judge based on the headlines, and I think increasingly we’re finding and Donald Trump’s finding this out, how difficult it is to survive in a public job and that’s what being the No. 1 draft pick is for about three or four months and now he’s going to understand it’s a longer-term deal that he asked for and he wants it. . . .
“This is a 21-year-old young man who’s wise beyond his years. Just to correct, he didn’t say he’d hurt Ben, he did say he’d take him down, but you have to spend time with him. You have to understand what his values are. He’s very confident in his abilities. He works his tail off. He’s about as hard-working . . . as any college prospect we’ve had.”