FS1’s Colin Cowherd continues to pour cold water on the Cleveland Browns flames, this time saying that Odell Beckham, Jr. is unhappy with his recent move but will ‘make it work’
While there have been many who mocked the Cleveland Browns during their stretch of futility, most are impressed with the work that has been put in over the past year-plus since John Dorsey became the general manager.
Most fans and media members appreciate that Dorsey took a gamble on quarterback Baker Mayfield when most preferred Sam Darnold. It wasn’t the popular move, but it looks to be the right one after one season. They also love that they have a new head coach with a personality rather than a re-tread with too many losses in recent seasons.
Having said that, there’s one guy who continually tries to sour the spirits in Cleveland and that’s FS1’s Colin Cowherd. The host of the popular talk show ‘The Herd’, Cowherd has been quick to criticize nearly every move made by John Dorsey.
First, he wasn’t a fan of the Mayfield signing the kid was ‘undraftable‘. Then he mocked them for firing a head coach in Hue Jackson after he was 3-36-1 and said that moving on from the coach with the second-worst winning record of all-time was a dysfunctional move.
Even after the team went 5-3 without Jackson, Cowherd didn’t say he was wrong, but doubled-down and said the city had low self-esteem for promoting Freddie Kitchens — the same man who led the remarkable offensive turnaround in the final eight games of the 2018 season.
Well, now Colin is back at it again. This time, he claims that wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. didn’t want to go to Cleveland but that L.A. was his preferred destination. As tweeted out by Jonathan Peterlin of 92.3, Cowherd says that OBJ will ‘make it work’ hinting that there could be problems in The Land.
Since the trade took place, OBJ has admitted to going through a range of emotions. This is incredibly understandable considering he was changing pretty much everything in his life. He has been in one place since being drafted and now will be heading to a new city and likely feels like he’s starting over. That’s not easy for anyone to undertake and Beckham should be commending for being honest enough to say how he feels.
Unfortunately, some have taken that honesty and twisted it some. Just because Beckham ‘went dark’ on social media, or had human feelings when being told he was traded doesn’t mean he’s unhappy in Cleveland.
Not only that, but everything he has done suggests he’s thrilled to have re-joined his best friend Jarvis Landry. He also has a tight connection with Baker Mayfield which is sure to shine through on the field.
There’s no reason to start panicking and thinking there’s a problem with this team. The Browns are on the rise and it seems like not everyone is okay with that.