Myles Garrett, who’s expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft later this month, did the whole carwash thing on Monday at ESPN HQ in Bristol, Conn. One of his stops was on “Russillo & Kanell,” where he was asked why he didn’t make a stop on “Mike & Mike” earlier in the day. Apparently it’s because he isn’t fond of the criticism he’s received from Booger McFarland, who makes frequent appearances on “Mike & Mike.”
“I just don’t appreciate the kind of negativity and bias he shows toward some guys, and I don’t feel like I should have to sit there and take that,” Garrett said. “I mean, I have no problem sitting on and taking criticism from anybody but when it’s just bias — when he shows bias toward a certain team or a certain player — and then spouts negativity toward anybody else, it just doesn’t sit well with me.”
Ryen Russillo then asked Garrett if he thought McFarland’s mind-set comes from the fact that he’s an LSU guy who disregards the skills of players from other SEC schools or whether it’s because of McFarland’s specific knocks about Garrett’s alleged shortcomings on the football field.
“I have no problem with people saying, ‘He was weak against the run,’ but I got better against the run every single year,” Garrett said, noting that he played with a broken hand. “That didn’t sit well with me.”
McFarland noted Garrett’s absence on Monday.
He has indeed taken a number of jabs at Garrett on Twitter:
Kanell, who appears to be on vacation and wasn’t co-hosting the show when Garrett made his appearance, also took a shot on Tuesday morning.
Anyway, Garrett continued his ESPN carwash on Monday by bench-pressing Field Yates. Imagine Booger McFarland’s takes had Garrett hurt himself here.