Myles Garrett says Bears offensive plan made it simpler to get Justin Fields on the bottom
Throughout Justin Fields’ first NFL profession begin, Browns defensive finish Myles Garrett gave the impression to be the star of the sport.
The Browns protection totaled 9 sacks on Fields, and Garrett contributed to 4.5 of these, which grew to become the franchise file for many single-game sacks.
After the sport, Garrett spoke with NBC’s Mike Florio about how simple it was to cease the Bears’ offense on account of what coach Matt Nagy arrange for them — not having Fields go away the pocket.
“He advised me that the Browns’ protection was stunned by the way in which that Justin Fields was used — or extra precisely, the way in which he wasn’t used,” Florio stated on Soccer Evening in America. “They didn’t transfer him round, they didn’t get him out of the pocket, they didn’t roll him out, they didn’t make the most of his mobility. It made it simpler for the [pass rushers] to get house, to get him on the bottom.”
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Garrett admitted how clear Nagy’s “scheme” was after the primary drive. They anticipated Fields to maneuver out of the pocket extra since this was his a part of his taking part in fashion at Ohio State, however once they observed he wasn’t doing that, they knew the way to regulate.
This allowed the Browns protection to carry the Bears offense to zero touchdowns and solely six first downs. The Bears had two area objectives on the day.
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“It sort of got here to us simply after the second possession and [we] sort of discovered what they have been going to do and the way we have been going to regulate to that,” Garrett stated.
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Fields’ efficiency was a significant letdown based mostly on the anticipation main as much as his begin. He solely accomplished six out of 20 passes for 68 yards. And, for somebody who was referred to as a dashing quarterback at Ohio State, he solely ran thrice for 12 extra yards. The Bears ended with 47 web yards, which was their lowest since 1981.