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Myles Garrett Can Kick Rocks

Myles Garrett wants to send Big Ben out with a bang. Will history repeat itself on Monday night?

Myles Garrett by Erik Drost is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Myles Garrett Can Kick Rocks


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Myles Garrett is a violent man. Plain and simple. He was not punished enough for almost ending a man’s life on the football field back in 2019. He was only suspended for the rest of the 2019 season and any potential postseason for the Browns. That’s it! He literally took a swing at Mason Rudolph’s head with his own helmet with the intention of inflicting as much pain as possible to him. He also claimed Rudolph said a racial slur which no one else who was on the field can corroborate. Whatever, that was in 2019 and Rudolph has seemingly moved on from the situation. But here we are again and Garrett/the Steelers are back in the news.

Ben’s Final Game at Heinz Field

This Monday night purports to be Ben Roethlisberger’s final game at Heinz Field. It’s a fitting ending for a man who has owned the Browns 29-6 total and 17-1 at Heinz Field. Everyone expects him to ball out and turn into Kobe for the evening. As a Steelers fan, I hope so. I would love to see one last spectacular performance from a QB who is probably (sorry Terry) the greatest Steelers QB of all time. There’s one man that doesn’t want to see that, and of course, it’s Myles Garrett.

It’s one thing to be competitive. I get it, that’s why you play the sport in the first place. Football is competitive, violent, but at the end of the game, these men still have livelihoods and families. I think Garrett often forgets that. Exhibit A above and exhibit B below:

“I want to send him off with a bang.”

Everything else Garrett said there was fine. He was giving Ben the respect he deserves and talking about the level of competition that we’re sure to see on Monday night. However, his choice of words there with “I want to send him off with a bang” sounds to me like he wants to send Ben off to an early retirement. That to me is the problem with Garrett and why his punishment from 2019 didn’t fit the crime. He’s learned nothing. He’s still going to go out there and try to threaten Ben’s livelihood just for a game that the Browns most likely won’t need.

Unfortunately, that’s who Garrett is. He hasn’t tried to improve his image at all and just says/does dumb stuff. I hope what he said isn’t meant to be taken literally but with a man who has proven himself to be violent beyond the game, it’s hard not to. We’ll see what happens and if Garrett really deserves forgiveness. For now, yeah he can go kick rocks.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jason moved to NYC for 9 years and gained a wife, a child, and career then decided to go back to the Steel City. A sports fan since birth, he follows the Pirates, Duquesne basketball, Pens, Steelers, and Pistons (Grant Hill would have been better than Jordan if he had stayed healthy...prove me wrong). He enjoys playing in various sports leagues and throwing his money away on fantasy sports. Besides that, a good book and video games for a day would be just fine with him.

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