Myles Garrett: Gregg Williams has “brought new attitude” to Browns

Garrett moves on from what went wrong under Hue Jackson

Daryl Ruiter
November 02, 2018 - 5:08 pm
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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Myles Garrett has moved past Hue Jackson’s tenure as head coach in Cleveland.

“It's Friday. That was a long time ago now. I mean, I wish the best to him, and I hope he's successful somewhere else. I don't know where that is,” Garrett said Friday. “I had a positive relationship with him all the time that I was here, but his opinion doesn't matter right now at this point for our team and our success going onward. I hope he goes somewhere else and he has success of his own.”

Garrett has embraced the changes made this week with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams now serving as interim head coach.

“[I] Feel like he's brought a new attitude to the whole team, not just the defense, and guys are just getting accustomed to it,” Garrett said. “Everyone's being positive about the changes and looking forward to what we can do on Sunday. I think guys are really coming out with a different kind of fire.”

Garrett has noticed a difference on the field this week. 

“Just sharper. Feel like it's sharper on both ends,” Garrett said. “He's not just getting on our minds on defense, he's taking his role well and getting after the offense and defense and making sure that everything's crisp and smooth and there's no errors or mental assignments where you slip up, making sure that he has a hand in all that and nobody's slipping up.”

Garrett made waves following last week’s 33-18 loss at Pittsburgh when he questioned Williams’ game plan for the game.

“I don't regret saying it at all,” Garrett said. “It definitely led to him and me having a talk. That kind of dialogue between each other is what we're going to need throughout the season and maybe years down the line for us to have more success.

“If I'm going to speak my mind, it would probably be best to speak it to him and not air out my frustration out there like that, but he understands. It's a learning experience.”

As for Jackson and what went wrong, Garrett has turned his focus to the final 8 games of the season starting Sunday with the 7-1 Kansas City Chiefs instead of worrying about what Jackson had to say on ESPN Friday morning.

“I didn't watch it. I didn't go looking for it,” Garrett said. “I really don't base my performance or what I'm going to do in a game or how I should attack somebody off what somebody else is saying, what an outside source is saying. I go off what my coaches see and what I see and anybody outside of that is really a distraction. I'm just going to play my game.”

Garrett was pressed a bit on his lack of interest considering Jackson was his head coach to which he responded, “No longer.”