Browns tackle Joe Thomas has been selected to the Pro Bowl all 10 seasons in the NFL and is an eight-time All-Pro.
But on one play Wednesday in training camp, Browns No. 1 draft pick Myles Garrett made Thomas look remarkably average, running right around him on an edge rush to pressure quarterback Cody Kessler.
Garrett got about as easy a QB pressure as you can get and it came against a man whom NFL players voted the No. 25 best player in the league and the league’s best tackle.
Garrett later told reporters that he tried unsucessfully to bull rush Thomas once, and the veteran whispered Nice try.
Garrett appreciates the opportunity to go against Thomas.
That’s going against one of the world’s best, Garrett said (via ClevelandBrowns.com). You’re going to get better each day by doing that.
The Patriots led 28-24 when Russell Wilson’s wizardry in the pocket and Jermaine Kearse’s circus catch along the sideline brought a flood of unpleasant Super Bowl XLII and XLVI memories to the minds of every fan in New England.
Marshawn Lynch carried the ball to the 1-yard line on the very next play … and then didn’t touch the ball again. Instead, Pete Carroll’s pick-play quick-slant call ended as poorly as it could have, making Malcolm Butler, a former undrafted free agent, a household name in the process.
Just getting to that point, however, was a testament to Brady’s skill. The Patriots trailed 24-14 with less than nine minutes to play before the veteran passer pulled off an improbable comeback. Butler’s heroic effort was just the icing on the cake.