Myles Garrett Says Ben Roethlisberger Is ‘Just Another Guy’

Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett, this year’s first overall draft pick, will play his first official NFL game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and after already chirping a little bit about the quarterback he’ll be attempting to get after this weekend immediately after he was selected this past April, the Texas A&M product had a little more to say on Wednesday about Ben Roethlisberger.

“I guess we’re all going against him [Roethlisberger], it’s not me, specifically,” Garrett said Wednesday during his talk with the Cleveland media, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “But he’s a great player, but now, I have to look at him like another one of my peers. He’s just another guy and I have to play like it’s just another game.”

Immediately after he was taken first overall by the Browns in 2017 NFL Draft, Garrett let loose with some bulletin board material for the Steelers.

“Big Ben!”…Big Ben is a Super Bowl winner and I heard he’s hard to take down. So, I’m coming for him first, (to) chop him down, Garrett said when asked by ESPN’s Randy Moss on draft day which AFC North quarterback he’s most eager to take down.

While several Steelers offensive linemen have long since responded to Garrett’s initial draft day comments on their social media accounts and past interviews with the traditional media, guard Ramon Foster had more to say about those April comments during his Tuesday interview on 93.7 The Fan.

“It’s time to pay the toll now…let’s see how real it is now, that’s how I feel about it,” said Foster. “I think it’s unique this time of year because that’s how everybody feels. Nobody’s lost a game, nobody’s won a game. At this point in the season, everybody feels like they can win the Super Bowl so if you feel like you can push your team to that point and you can be the Defensive Player of the Year as a rookie then hey, let’s see it.”

Garrett had more to say about Roethlisberger on Wednesday.

“He’s no small fellow. It’s going to be pretty tough. Got to make sure you wrap up and make sure to try to get the ball out,” Garrett said about attempting to sack Roethlisberger on Sunday, per Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan. “There’s times when he’s a little bit loose with it. So, if you try and get him down, just try to rake the ball out while you’re doing it.”

Garrett, who registered 32.5 sacks during his college career, recorded just one quarterback take-down during the preseason. He likely be lined up quite a bit against Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva on Sunday and that figures to be a key matchup to watch when Pittsburgh has the football.

  • SfSteeler

    ouu, cant wait, cant speel right, cant weight for,

    Watt vs Thomas and Garrett vs Villy!

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Headline is a little misleading. Makes it seem like he’s taking a dig at Big Ben.

  • Jones

    Agreed. Myles hasn’t said anything disrespectful about the Steelers or Ben, just what you would hope/expect your defensive players to say. I do love the he and Ramon Foster are stating their purpose up front. Not really trash talk, just “Imma try to do this” and “Imma try to stop you”, and they’ll both see who comes out on top on Sunday. Good stuff.

  • Brian Miller

    Exactly my thoughts…

  • Joey

    Just another guy, just another guy.

    I know Garrett didn’t really just say that, but I think he is falling into a trap. Maybe think he is the most prolific passer in the game and take him down anyway. I mean I can’t complain if he wants to mentally lay off, because Ben is just another guy. I bet he records only 1 QB hit and 2 hurries. No sacks, nothing, because he isn’t calling himself to greatness….

  • Brian Miller

    Ask him if Josh Rosen is “just another guy…”
    I kid, I kid…

  • Orlysteel

    Another guy that’s going to have a bust in Canton.

  • cencalsteeler

    I admire his confidence, but he’s talked more smack then total snaps he’s played in the NFL. Keep the bulletin board material comin, rook!!

  • Dorian James

    That’s the type of attitude you want one of your defensive players to have right?

  • Nunya

    I actually agree. To the Browns, every QB is just another guy because every guy absolutely kicks their tail. A QB who is beaten by the Browns would be special!

  • RickM

    Not troubled by the comment. He acknowledges that he’s a great football player, but of course he has to treat him like any other guy now and try to sack him. And I can see why he mentioned Roethlisberger to sack as he shakes off some hits other QB’s wouldn’t. Brady is another players D’s love to sack as he gets the ball off so quickly. Anyone can take down a Jacksonville QB. Go for the challenge of a Big Ben or Brady.

  • Jaybird

    Garret is going to be so amped up for his first game , his head will be spinning. I say run right at his ass all day long and neutralize his pass rush. Let’s see how he likes 700 lbs of AV and Foster plowing into him . And have Rosie say hello to him early as well- BAM!!!
    Can’t wait!!!

  • treeher

    If the big guy can’t protect the big guy then we’ll be in a big mess.

  • spicyitln

    Myles is out of college Sunday he gets schooled!!!! Lets see what he does with Bell…

  • DoctorNoah

    I like this game plan.

  • NickSteelerFan

    Is anyone else a little excited that it seems like the Brown’s might be competitive again soon? I honestly think their roster might have more talent on it than the Bengals or Ravens do

  • nutty32

    Couple traps & counter pulls his way should cool his ass off. Some screens & draws after he starts getting frustrated. This dude better not cheap shot, late hit Ben. Let’s make this a sucker free Sunday.

  • nutty32

    I actually liked where Mike Pettine was taking the team before he lost all say in player/personnel and the stat heads took over to show him the door. With the number of picks they’ve stacked & their dismal starting point, there’s nowhere to go but up. Who knows, but the analytics don’t seem to work nearly as well in football as it does baseball for obvious reasons. I’m so happy Jimmy Haslem is no longer part of the Steeler ownership group.

  • 6 ring circus

    Yep…take a lesson from J.T.Watt – keep your yap shut and be a sponge…but, no, his statement is innocuous. Hell, if you play for the Browns, you gotta generate your own excitement!

  • cencalsteeler

    Georgia counter

  • 6 ring circus

    Or even better, with his quick release and mobility – ARod, though probably not on his schedule. They won’t (Browns) be making the playoffs…

  • 6 ring circus

    Then send MB whizzing by…We should make a statement – win by that 30 pts a game they were talking about last year.

  • 6 ring circus

    Yep, something to keep an eye on.

  • 6 ring circus

    You sound like Jack Lambert, lol!

  • Nathanael Dory

    Loll no need with the click-bait type of headline

  • nutty32

    I think Ben has more wins in Cleveland than any Browns QB in so many years. Laughable stat.

  • Holy clickbait, Batman.

    You’re better than this headline.

  • Jason Kelley

    Exactly. I came to post that Garrett is talking pretty big for having yet to take a snap in the NFL, but the actual quote isn’t inflammatory at all.

  • RickM

    Thought about him and as you say he is the toughest. Assumed he wasn’t on their schedule. But as you say, he’s the most elusive one.

  • Walt Dongo

    and down he goes with an ankle injury

  • nikgreene

    This article feels like click bait

  • H.K. northern cali

    Just like the Browns are just another team.

  • Jason

    Fake news. Lol. But seriously click bait and I bit.

  • woodsworld58

    That’s exactly what I’d do….make him play the run, and run him over…..then say “Welcome to the NFL, Son”.

  • MP

    Don’t spend our goodwill too heavily, Dave. We love you, the site, and podcast, but gee willikers. Sort of like that article the other day which took another player’s comment out of context, can’t remember which one it was. Yes, yes, you have to report comments like this because the larger media takes them out of context, but maybe these types of articles should come with a disclaimer at the top. Like Marczi does with his series…

  • MP

    Now that I’m thinking of it, why not call the series “Click Bait”?

  • Michel Smiffi

    He’s just another Browns guy.

  • James Churchwell

    Agree with you wholeheartedly.

  • James Churchwell

    Hey,I like it. That would be a damn good title.

  • James Churchwell

    Man, yes…I’ve been thinking that also.

  • James Churchwell

    For sure…

  • Lambert58

    Dave is the second coming of P.T. Barnum. I’m kidding, but this very click-baitish. Don’t worry Dave, you still have plenty of goodwill with Steeler Nation.

  • John Phillips

    Especially when he doesn’t play this weekend

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    If he wins this week, it will be #11. More than anyone at this stadium. I think he’s tied with Derek Andersen now

  • mokhkw

    It’s meant to be Yinzer Troll Bait and it usually works…..but at what cost?

  • Conserv_58

    Their roster should have more talent since they’ve been picking at the top of the draft for several years. They’ve had the luxury of selecting blue chip players long enough to have put together a top notch roster by now. Given what I’ve seen of Kizer in the pre season games, he had better have his flak vest on. His mechanics are still raw and he runs with reckless abandon. I expect the browns to run the ball in order to limit his mistakes and the number of hits he will no doubt take when he drops back to pass.

    I think the Steelers are preparing for this type of game plan and coach Butler’s game plan will be to take away their run game and force Kizer to move the chains with his arm.

  • Conserv_58

    IMO, the browns’ coaching staff told Garrett to keep his comments vanilla so as not to give the Steelers any more reason to get after them.