Berea, Ohio – Miles Jarrett helped direct the fourth-round defensive turn against Perryon and Winfrey, both of whom are part of Cleveland-based Klutch Sports, which also represents LeBron James.
But Garrett is on a mission to win the championship, and if he sees something, he’ll say something. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Winfrey, who gave the most passionate draft press conference in Brown’s history, walked out of practice on Friday because he was disciplined.
When asked if he would participate why, Stefansky answered “No.”
Nor will he say whether Winfrey will play Sunday against the Gates in the opening game at First Energy Arena.
“I won’t go into any further details,” Stefansky said.
But Garrett shed some general light on what happened with the Apprentice.
“I think we all have to step up and say something, but sometimes silence is louder than words,” Garrett said Friday. “We have used our voice a few times and at the end of the day he has to learn how to be a professional. Kevin took it into his own hands and felt it was the right thing to do and I am completely behind my coach’s actions.”
Jarrett said the players didn’t have to alert Stefanski about the problem.
“It was very common knowledge,” Garrett said. “And it was easy to see. It wasn’t like we had to bring him to his attention. It was fair, his actions were very clear.”
Winfrey’s representatives declined to comment, leaving it to Browns to handle the matter.
During Sunday’s 26-24 win in Carolina, Winfrey played only five shots but counted at least one of them: He fired a pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter to bring in the third and tenth pass. Grant Delpit picked Mayfield in the next play, and Karim Hunt converted her 1 yard from the TD who grabbed her to lead 7-0.
However, the five shots – 9% from 53 defenses – have been a red flag in a position where there are no star players and where Winfrey is set to be an essential part of the rotation this season. Beginners are Taven Bryan, who played 44 shots for 83%, and third-year pro Jordan Elliott, who played 41 shots for 77%.
Winfrey, who has been out of the limelight since his raucous press conference, posted a screenshot from the video board during the team meeting on his social media accounts ahead of the Panthers game. It reads: Q: When was the last time Brown won a season opener? Answer: 2004.
It is not known if the posting from the team meeting got him into trouble.
Defensive line coach Chris Kevin praised Winfrey and fellow rookie defensive line Alex Wright for getting the bats straight ahead of picking Delpett.
“It affects the game, and we will continue to play that no matter what kind of quarterback we play,” Kevin said. “We always try to hit the balls.”
“Perion, he got limited shots,” Kevin said. “He really got a snare in the second play of his NFL career, so of course he was fired, and he wasn’t ready for that. It was good to get him there early, and it was a low volume game overall so he didn’t get that many reps. “.
Winfrey won over Brown fans through draft day ads.
“Dawg’s mentality!” Winfrey said. “Come now! I’m coming to kill on the spot with my boys! I’m lined up next to Miles Garrett! Best defensive end in the game! We’ll take this – over! It’s over with! I’m telling you! It’s over with! I’ll go and work every day until I can’t work again.” !
“You will fill me up every day, sir. I will give my all, on and off the field! Anything negative in my game I will turn into a positive at the start of the season.”
He now has at least one negative to turn into a positive.
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