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“He was a service member”: Browns DE Rides Over An Emotional Battle To Come Out Smiling Against Bucs

Published 11/30/2022, 12:00 PM EST

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Cleveland Browns Defensive End Myles Garrett added one more name, Tom Brady, to his list of sacked quarterbacks. For him, losing stinks more than absorbing excruciating hits. The youngster revealed the motivation that he sought from his late grandfather.

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It was a nail-biting knock, with the Browns snatching a crucial win in the final minutes of the game. And guess what? Myles Garrett played a pivotal role in orchestrating the victory without feeling any crunch of time. He sacked Brady in the final minutes before Brissett and Co. leveled their score to 17. While speaking to the reporters, Garrett mentioned having recalled his grandfather and father’s words.


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“I have a lot of family members that have served, and my PawPaw passed away the beginning of the year, and he was a service member,” Garrett said in the press conference.“I remember my dad [Lawrence] just telling me to play this year for him, and I knew there was no better game to just find a way to win, find a way to turn it on,” he added.

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Regardless, he fared well in that aspect, absorbing a dangerous hit from Bucs left guard Nick Leverett and tackle Donovan Smith. On a scale of 1 to 10, Garrett revealed the pain was nine, but still got up and continued to play.

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Garrett’s masterclass came in the final three minutes with 2:26 left in the fourth quarter. Brady was trying for third-and-13, and that’s when Garrett penetrated the O-line effortlessly. He was accompanied by Jadeveon Clowney for the sack and Garrett mentioned the moment to be wholesome, relieving his pain from the earlier hit.

“I just needed some air, and I just knew that at the end of the day, this pain will come and go, but that pain of losing, that feeling that comes with losing, that that’ll never dissipate,” Garrett said proudly during the press meet. Eventually, with Tampa Bay pointing the ball six plays later, the Browns’ offense got successful in rolling the ball deep.


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Star Tight End David Njoku connected for a surreal touchdown catch at the endzone with just 32 seconds left in regulation. This helped the Browns to progress towards overtime and improve their record against Tom Brady.

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Deepesh Nair


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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.
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