Myles Garrett has arrived, and every quarterback that the Browns face had better be on notice.
Unconventional and uniquely talented, Cleveland's rookie defensive end is something of a renaissance man with interests in architecture, music, poetry - and smashing quarterbacks.
Myles Garrett made his National Football League debut on Sunday against the New York Jets, and he appeared to be worth the wait for the Cleveland Browns. I will risk perfection on the back of an undersized and overmatched second year linebacker named Darron Lee. In Cleveland, it means "Help has arrived".
The Browns are taking on the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium. His two turnovers deep in the red zone prompted coach Hue Jackson to turn to Kevin Hogan in the second half. No, but it is good enough for me. He's only 24, but he was cast off by the Chiefs, whose offense suited him, after being drafted in the fifth round past year. Against Cleveland's putrid secondary, look for Anderson to make some plays and get you at least one TD. He announced his return this week on Twitter and says he wants to declare his presence with a sack. As excited as they are to have him in the lineup, the Browns aren't going to push him too hard. "We have to be smart about our expectations of him this weekend".
Garrett has been sidelined with a foot injury since the pre-season. I think the ball was on the 47. "We just didn't finish it".
Garrett admitted the build-up to his first real game has been nerve-wracking.
The Browns are hoping the 21-year-old year Garrett cannot only help them get their first win, but turn around a franchise that has had just one playoff appearance since 1999. We have to play a lot better to beat [New England] or anyone else.
Passing defense, however, is quite a different thing from run defense. Bilal Powell will again sub for Forte after he rushed for a career-high 163 yards Sunday against Jacksonville.More news: Las Vegas Shooter Booked Rooms in Chicago Facing Lolapalooza
Pence said on Twitter: "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem".
Slumping receiver Kenny Britt won't play this week, either.
The Jets will host the Patriots next week with sole possession of first place in the AFC East on the line.
Josh McCown won a total of two football games in 22 starts over a span of three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns from 2014-16.
The Jets defense has found its groove these two weeks. The 38-year-old wasn't looking for payback, but he got it with two second-half scoring tosses.
With that advantageous stretch over, the Browns are looking at an 11-game slate in which they nearly certainly will be the underdog each time. "This whole season, I have only focused on what I can control".
The Jets rank 30th with six sacks, none from defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson or Leonard Williams. The Browns ran out of time, falling to the New York Jets, 17-14. "When he's around the guys, he's the same person and brings the same energy, and I have no doubt he'll continue to do that". Bowles said he was uncertain as to whether Ealy could miss multiple games.