This week, it’s an intense Friday mailbag after the ending of the Browns-Steelers sport Thursday night time. The Browns have one thing good occurring — successful two in a row and eventually beating the Steelers — and it’s overshadowed by Myles Garrett swinging a helmet at an opponent.
Let’s begin there, although we’ve different questions on this week’s mailbag. As all the time, you possibly can ship your inquiries to me subsequent time on Twitter or Instagram.
Do you agree with the indefinite suspension Myles Garrett acquired for the Browns-Steelers brawl? — @bearsforfears
Look, there are such a lot of ideas and opinions on the Myles Garrett helmet strike incident that I figured it wanted a full video clarification. You can see that down beneath.
But first, a fast clarification for these of who you possibly can’t take heed to the video. Garrett tackled Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and laid on high of him at the finish of the sport. They had a tussle during which Rudolph tried to take off Garrett’s helmet however failed. Garrett then wrestled with Rudolph earlier than eradicating his helmet. It appeared like all the pieces had cooled off. Garrett was being loosely restrained by a Steelers offensive lineman. Angry that his helmet had been ripped off, Rudolph ran over to Garrett. Garrett finally swung Rudolph’s personal helmet at him, making contact on his head. Madness ensued from there.
After Garrett hit Rudolph, longtime Steelers heart Maurkice Pouncey repeatedly punched Garrett in the head and finally kicked him for good measure. Browns defensive sort out Larry Ogunjobi additionally confirmed Rudolph from behind.
The NFL has already handed down punishment for the fight. I can’t recall the NFL ever shifting so shortly after an incident, however it makes complete sense. It’s Friday and the league can get this over with now and hope it’s forgotten by Sunday, when there’s a full slate of video games.
Ogunjobi is suspended one sport, Pouncey is suspended three video games, and Garrett is suspended a minimum of the remainder of the season. There’s zero place in the NFL for what Garrett did and it shouldn’t be tolerated in any respect. Even his quarterback, Baker Mayfield, said as much after the game. What he did shouldn’t be acceptable. Plain and easy.
It was past a cheap expectation of violence on the area and Garrett might have critically injured Rudolph. The suspension was indefinite as a result of the Browns might make the playoffs. The very last thing the NFL desires is the Browns making the playoffs and everyone seems to be speaking about Garrett making his return. So, I’m all for this motion by the NFL. Garrett might want to present regret and shall be again on the area in 2020.
If you need to hear extra from me, I talked about it on Periscope, although I filmed this earlier than the punishment was introduced:
Hypothetical query: If you could possibly hit a button to make Patrick Mahomes’ profession similar to Peyton Manning’s in Indy (11 Pro Bowls, 5 All-Pro nods 1 Super Bowl title, a number of passing information, and many others.) would you are taking it? — @Stjohn31
Heck sure, you’d take it in case you had been a Chiefs fan. First, you’d get a Super Bowl victory, which issues most. Secondly, you’d know your group all the time had a probability to win each sport and you possibly can’t take that for granted as a franchise.
The Chiefs have that feeling anyway. They know every time Mahomes begins a sport, they’ve a probability to win it. There’s a cause to tune in and/or attend the sport. You’re in the playoffs every season and simply entering into the dance is the first step to successful a Super Bowl.
The draw back — if it may even be thought of a draw back — is that Manning delivered only one Super Bowl to Indianapolis via all of that success.
It does really feel like the Chiefs and the Manning-led Colts have some similarity: excellent offense with a transcendent expertise at quarterback and a frequently below-average protection. They need to beat the Patriots every season to get into the Super Bowl, as nicely.
Who is the finest left sort out in the league at present? —@ckleene
The Cowboys’ Tyron Smith is often the default reply for this, however I need to spotlight two different gamers. The two left tackles enjoying the finest ball this season are Terron Armstead of the Saints and Ronnie Stanley of the Ravens.
Armstead has been constructing towards being a first-team All-Pro for a few seasons now. He was second-team final 12 months whereas lacking a handful of video games. This season he’s been stronger and wholesome.
Stanley is coming into his personal this season. He’s a highly effective run blocker and a easy cross protector who will proceed to enhance.