Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett responded Friday following the information that the group despatched Jadeveon Clowney house from the ability after he was publicly important of the group.
Clowney instructed Cleveland.com on Thursday that he would probably not return to the Browns subsequent season, including that he needs to be round individuals who consider in him.
“Ninety-five % positive I received’t be again,” Clowney instructed the outlet. “But there’s nonetheless that 5 %. You by no means know what can occur.”
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“I simply really feel like I have to be round someone that believes in me and my capability,” he continued. “(It can’t) simply be me believing in myself. I consider in myself greater than anyone.”
Garrett, a two-time First Team All-Pro, mentioned he needed teammates who had been purchased in.
“We simply need volunteers, not hostages,” Garrett instructed reporters on Friday.
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“I knew he was pissed off,” Garrett mentioned when requested whether or not he was conscious that Clowney was sad. “We’ve all been pissed off. We’re not profitable. And I do know he needs to provide extra. Hell, I need to produce extra. We all need to do extra.”
Clowney was important of the group within the interview concerning what he says is the preferential remedy of Garrett.
“You’re all making an attempt to get someone into the Hall of Fame when all that issues is profitable,” he mentioned within the interview. “Everybody acquired right here for a cause, and we will all make performs. I do know I’m.”
Garrett disagreed with Clowney’s evaluation, including that his relationship with Clowney has “at all times been cordial.”
“I believe everybody is anxious about profitable video games,” Garrett mentioned. “I disagree with seeing it that approach. I believe the fellows in our room, and actually guys within the group, are so centered this season on profitable and getting everybody good matchups and making an attempt to get everybody a strategy to win.”
“It’s not simply making an attempt to get me beauty or somebody particularly. We’re all looking for a strategy to win and all making an attempt to get some success on the sphere. Because everyone seems to be making an attempt to get towards the postseason and the Super Bowl.”
The Browns have had a disappointing season, going 7-9 in Kevin Stefanski’s third yr as head coach.
Stefanski declined to say whether or not Clowney would sit for Cleveland’s last common season recreation towards the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
“I’m not going to get into my discussions with any of our gamers all through the course of the season,” Stefanski mentioned Friday, in keeping with ESPN. “We’re all human. We all have issues that come up all through the season that we discuss, however I’m not going to get into the specifics on this one.”
Clowney is in his second yr with the Browns, having performed in 13 video games with two sacks.
Fox News Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.