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Joe Thomas can differentiate good move-rushers from nice ones higher than most, and the longtime Cleveland Browns left deal with believes rookie Myles Garrett is in a category of his personal.

“Since I have been watching the NFL within the ’90s, I’ve by no means seen a participant that performs like he does,” Thomas stated Thursday, based on’s Mary Kay Cabot. “The issues he can do, and also you noticed it, he hardly performed in any respect, he was enjoying on one leg and he had two sacks towards a staff that did not actually grasp onto the ball and throw down the sector all that always.

“They have been sort of dinking and dunking and operating the ball. To have the ability to get sacks like he did is fairly spectacular, however it’s not an enormous shock for us on the offensive line as a result of we have seen his capability week in and week out.”

Whereas Garrett’s NFL debut in Week 5 could not assist the Browns keep away from their fifth straight loss, he showcased his otherworldly skills by recording a sack in his very first snap. He added one other within the second quarter.

“It is nice having him on my staff,” stated Thomas. “Definitely I might hate to have to dam him. It was disappointing dropping him early within the season as a result of we noticed what he was doing in apply and what he was doing within the preseason.”

Garrett continued to be restricted by the excessive ankle sprain that sidelined him for the primary 4 video games of the season, enjoying simply 19 snaps, however stated he felt nearer to one hundred pc through the week.

“If I’ve an excellent week of practices and it feels good, then I can get extra snaps, play somewhat bit extra within the fourth quarter and convey extra to the desk,” Garrett stated.