"Do your job just like we need to do our job," Garrett said, according to Tom Withers of The Associated Press. "If it’s holding, call holding. If it’s a false start, false start, whether it’s us or them."
The standout sophomore feels voicing his discontent is worth any potential discipline from the league as a result.
"If I get fined, so be it," he said. "Something needs to be said. If it keeps on going this way, this route, where it seems like we keep on getting the short stick."
His main point of contention was a play from the Week 6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in which offensive tackle Russell Okung seemed to drop back into coverage prior to the ball being snapped, causing Garrett and several other Browns players to stop their rush in expectation of a whistle.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw a touchdown on the play.
"It was so obvious," Garrett said. "To my mind, he’s moved, nobody else has moved and the ball hasn’t moved, so it’s kinda textbook. The flag should be up. I don’t understand how you don’t see it. That’s his job is to look down the line and see when people are jumping offside or false starting, but I’ve got to keep on finishing the play."
NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron later acknowledged that the crew on the field made the wrong call.