Colin Cowherd: Cleveland Browns Odell Beckham is disrespecting Baker Mayfield
The Cleveland Browns personal Grinch is back at it again as Colin Cowherd now says Odell Beckham is disrespecting Baker Mayfield by skipping voluntary OTAs
Maybe he’s running out of angles to work here because this one feels like a stretch. FS1 talk show host Colin Cowherd has had it in for the Cleveland Browns ever since they drafted Baker Mayfield first overall in 2018.
After attacking Mayfield, unsuccessfully, Cowherd is now suddenly championing for him and worried about the respect level he’s getting from Odell Beckham, Jr. Or at least he’s using that as his new way to try and prove OBJ wasn’t worth trading for.
Cowherd recently tried to say that Beckham had too much ‘nonsense’ going on around him during a segment where he discussed the top-10 moments in OBJ’s career. He then picked apart a photograph on a boat, his emotions after being hurt, and a fight with Josh Norman — which didn’t seem to change his opinion on Norman, just Beckham. He then tied that into OBJ missing voluntary OTA workouts which he thinks proves he’s a terrible teammate.
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After teammates of Beckham’s came to his defense following that show, Cowherd tried a different approach on Wednesday, now saying that Beckham is disrespecting his offensive line and quarterback by not being at OTAs.
"“I got no Antonio Brown in Oakland, no OBJ in Cleveland and no Le’Veon Bell with the Jets… All 3 should be at OTAs. Show a little respect for your offensive linemen, your quarterback.” — Cowherd via Fox Sports"
First off, how can Cowherd talk about disrespecting anyone with the way he’s continually attacked the Browns fans, coaches, general manager, and players — especially their quarterback. Baker Mayfield has been on the receiving end of so much criticism from Cowherd that the young quarterback felt the need to go on his show and defend himself.
In all, Cowherd has called Mayfield ‘undraftable‘, attacked his maturity, and claims the only reason he ‘works’ in Cleveland is that he has a chip on his shoulder just like the city, the head coach (Freddie Kitchens), and general manager (John Dorsey) do.
Now after all that, Cowherd is suddenly the defender of Baker Mayfield’s honor?
Thanks, but no thanks.
The fact remains these workouts are voluntary and players are putting themselves at risk when they show up — see Reuben Foster who just tore his ACL at a voluntary workout for the Washington Redskins.
Is it better when everyone shows up? Sure, but the fact remains that it’s still only May and OBJ has proven time and again that he can perform at a high level even without the OTAs. It’s also ridiculous to even try and say him deciding to do what he feels is best is in any way a slight at any of his teammates.
Cowherd continues to have it out for the Browns, but this one feels too farfetched — even for him.