‘First Take’ bashes Odell Beckham, Jr.’s character
Keyshawn Johnson and Ryan Hollins were on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ on Monday morning and decided to fire shots at Odell Beckham, Jr. and the Cleveland Browns
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but some of the stuff said on ESPN’s ‘First Take‘ on Monday morning felt like much more of an attack on Odell Beckham, Jr. and the Cleveland Browns than any real insight.
Stephen Screaming A. Smith on vacation, the show had former NBA player Ryan Hollins filling in. While speaking with host Max Kellerman and former NFL star receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Hollins offered up one of the worst takes ever as he said that OBJ will be more of a problem for the Browns than anyone in their division.
He then went on to attack Beckham’s character by saying he wasn’t a “model citizen.” His reason for OBJ not being a model citizen — he hasn’t won anything.
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Yes, Hollins literally decided that winning is the new barometer for whether or not you’re a decent citizen. Thankfully, Johnson stepped in and said that wasn’t a fair connection but it does show the absurd lengths people will reach for when trying to tear down OBJ.
Recently, the Cleveland wideout said he felt as though he was the most scrutinized player in the NFL. Conversations such as this one show exactly why he feels that way.
As for Johnson, he at least tried to be objective as he offered up his own reason for concern with the Browns. He did say that he’s worried about how Beckham may respond if he doesn’t get the targets he desires. He also said that Freddie Kitchens worries him as a head coach.
Both of those points from Johnson are the kinds of opinions that Cleveland needs to go out and prove wrong — but at least you can understand where Johnson is coming from when he says such things.
He understands being a head coach in the NFL is hard and wants to see Kitchens do it before buying in. He also discussed his own move from the Jets to the Bucs and said how it can be hard to transition to a new team.
As for Hollins, his take on OBJ was confusing, to say the least. Beckham has never had any trouble off the field whatsoever — which is kind of a big part of a being ‘model citizen’ — isn’t it?