People who are trying to defend Myles Garrett for ripping off Mason Rudolph’s helmet and swinging it at the Steelers QB’s head need to stop. Just stop. Please. You sounds ridiculously stupid right about now.
Sure, Rudolph probably shouldn’t have picked a fight with one of the baddest defensive linemen in football. And sure, after his helmet was ripped off, Rudolph probably should have just stayed out of it and let his offensive linemen deal with Garrett.
But this doesn’t excuse Garrett for SWINGING A F*CKING HELMET AT A DUDE’S HEAD!!! Had Garrett swung a fist at Rudolph, I’d have a lot more sympathy for the man. But he didn’t. He used a weapon. And, quite frankly, he could have killed someone last night. (Yes, getting hit over the head with a rock-solid helmet that’s being swung by a 27-pound beast could kill a man.)
Once Garrett swung that helmet like a mad man, it didn’t matter who started the fight, or who kicked who in the balls. At that point, Myles turned the football field into a crime scene. And there’s absolutely no excusing that.
Sadly, some people doesn’t seem to feel that way. They seem to be looking for any excuse to defend Garrett’s action. Max Kellerman is one of those people, and he made himself sounds like an out-of-touch jackass while attempting to make his point during today’s edition of First Take.