The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that their right tackle scheduled to start against the Cleveland Browns, Mike Remmers, is questionable with an illness. Remmers is in place of Mitchell Schwartz, who is unavailable due to a back injury, so if Remmers is unable to play or he's operating at less than he would be, it provides an advantage to the Browns.
If Remmers is unable to go, there's a real possibility the player who would be out there hasn't practiced and perhaps not even played right tackle.
With the Achilles' injury that ended Olivier Vernon's season, the Browns lost some of their ability to move their defensive line around as Adrian Clayborn is always at his best operating from the right end spot.
Myles Garrett will operate almost exlusively from the left end spot, which would be against Remmers or whoever is playing in place of him. It neutralizes any loss the Browns would suffer from being limited in their ability to move Garrett.
It's also valuable as Patrick Mahomes is more inclined to escape to his right, the side of his throwing hand. He can certainly roll left and throw from some ridiculous angles, but it's certainly easier to go to the right. Garrett can have a significant impact on the game and just where Mahomes can operate.
Garrett has talked about how he's due to step up and make an impact play, which may suggest he's feeling 100 percent after suffering from COVID-19 and ramifications that impacted his lungs in several games after the fact.
If Garrett is able to reclaim the form that earned him 1st Team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press and the Chiefs are operating with a weakened Remmers or someone like perhaps Andrew Wylie shifting over to right tackle, it will be a key factor if the Browns are going to defeat the Chiefs and advance to the AFC Championship.
Perhaps the Chiefs have their own version of Michael Dunn waiting in the wings to step up and play a great game.