5 Areas where Cleveland Browns need improvement in Week 4
2. Getting OBJ involved more
In their Week 2 game on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets, Odell Beckham, Jr. showed the world why the Cleveland Browns were willing to give up so much for his services. The explosive wideout pulled in six receptions for 161 yards and scored his first touchdown as a Cleveland Brown when he took one 89 yards to the house.
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Outside of that game though, he’s been rather quiet. In Week 1, OBJ had 71 yards on seven catches and in Week 3, it was just 56 yards on six grabs. Part of the problem here is the offensive line woes that are limiting plays down the field, but the Browns have to find ways to get him more involved on offense.
The fact is, No. 13 makes plays happen. In his career, he has 409 receptions for 5,764 yards with 45 touchdowns. He hit double digits in touchdowns his first three seasons and has had four seasons with at least 1,000-yards through the air.
With all that being said, he’s simply a guy that can break a long one at any given time — just as he did in Week 2. The Browns need to be more active in getting him the ball in space. They should have several plays drawn up for him and there should be no shame in pulling one out on every single drive — otherwise, what was the point of making such a splashy move.