4. Jarvis Landry will get more targets than Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s role in the offense has been a topic on almost every national TV show, mainly speculation about how he will eventually show his frustration and destroy the team.
Beckham has actually been very mature about the situation and continues to say the right things. Meanwhile, it is his best friend Jarvis Landry who has been the focus of the Browns offense.
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There is a simple explanation for why the less talented Landry is getting the ball more, Beckham is a deep threat and Landry thrives in the short passing game.
Cleveland’s offensive line has not been able to stop a nose bleed and Baker Mayfield has not been good holding the ball in his hands for long.
That should continue this week because this offensive line cannot protect for three or more seconds even against a bad pass rush like Seattle.
So screens and other quick routes will be key. They tried to get Beckham the ball in a few situations like that last week versus the 49ers but he was not effective because those aren’t the type of plays he has made a living on.
However, that’s how Landry has made his name, he catches short passes and is one the most aggressive receivers I have ever seen with the football in his hands.
If Cleveland cannot find a way to protect Mayfield they may want to consider trading Beckham. The offense doesn’t look bad with Landry as the No. 1 receiver and Beckham will never be at his best if he is not catching the deep ball.
Beckham is paid like a number one receiver and has the talent of one, but he is being like a number two right now.