The Cleveland Browns had little difficulty beating the Chicago Bears yesterday. A big reason for that was star pass rusher Myles Garrett pummeling Bears rookie QB Justin Fields, notching 4.5 of the 9 sacks the Browns had yesterday.
Speaking to ProFootballTalk after the game, Garrett admitted that the Browns were expecting Fields to roll out on more plays and beat them with his speed. Instead, they kept him in the pocket - and the Browns took advantage.
“We thought they were gonna roll out a bit more, kind of move the pocket,” Garrett said. “They gave him the opportunity to drop back, and it was just awesome to get back there.”
Garrett said that the Browns were able to pick up on what the Bears were doing pretty quickly. And the results speak for themselves.
“I think they tried a little bit more in the second half but we were able to kind of snuff it out and they moved away from it,” Garrett said.
The end result was a Browns offense that couldn't move the ball through the air at all - not even in garbage time. Fields had just six completions for 68 yards and could only muster six points of offense (two field goals) in a 26-6 loss.
The Bears' playcalling took a lot of criticism amid the loss.
With the team now 1-2 and expected to miss Andy Dalton for a little while longer, the Bears will need to make adjustments everywhere, quickly to make the game easier for Justin Fields.
Will the Bears get back on track against the Detroit Lions this weekend?