Raiders' Henry Ruggs aims big 2021 season



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Raiders' Henry Ruggs aims big 2021 season

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs is determined to have a big Year 2 and show that he was worthy of being selected as the first receiver in the 2020 NFL draft. Ruggs didn't have an impressive rookie season as among rookie, he ranked 11th in yards (452), 21st in receptions (26), tied for 15th in touchdowns (2) and 19th in targets (43).

“Of course I’m ready to assume a bigger role,” Ruggs said, per Pro Football Talk. "Last year, for me to describe it, it was a start. That’s pretty much the best way I can describe it. Something to build on; it was a starting point, and we’re going to build from there.

And of course, like I said, I’m ready to take on a bigger role and help my team in a bigger way”.

Ruggs insists he can play better

“I don’t think anybody’s expectations for me is higher than myself,” Ruggs said, via W.G.

Ramirez of the Associated Press. “If I’m frustrated with anything, it’s because I didn’t do what I felt like I can do or what I’m able to achieve. It’s not critics, and what the coaches, or what other players around the league may say about me.

It doesn’t really do too much for me because I know what I can do and I’m my biggest critic so no one else can make me feel bad about that”. Elsewhere, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has said that defensive end Myles Garrett's basketball career is officially over.

This offseason, Garrett has been spotted playing lots of pickup basketball. "He retired,"Stefanski said when asked if he was OK with his star pass-rusher playing so much pickup basketball this offseason. "So congratulations on a great career for Myles.

Really proud of him. But he's done." Garrett joked about the matter as he said next season he might go play baseball. "I feel it's more like a Jordan retirement," Garrett said, using the basketball reference.

"Now I got to go back to what I'm good at, what I usually do, playing football, rush the passer, stopping the run. "But next season, you never know. I might go back to basketball, I might go play baseball, see if I can get on a team. But there's more on the horizon right now [with football]. I got to get back to what my main focus is."