What’s wrong with OBJ?
Wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has not been worth the price the Cleveland Browns paid for him, plain and simple.
We all wanted to believe that John Dorsey fleeced Dave Gettelman but that’s not the case. Beckham wasn’t good enough in 2019 and he started out 2020 on an even worse note.
In their opening game, he had three catches for 22 yards on 10 targets. He also had a huge drop on 3rd-and-2 that killed a drive, led to a missed field goal, and gave Baltimore one more touchdown before the half.
Not only was it bad, but it took the targets away from everyone else as the Browns were forcing the ball to Beckham — who had the most targets in this game but was outperformed by Jarvis Landry and David Njoku.
It’s clear at this point that Beckham and Baker Mayfield have no chemistry, and forcing it won’t fix that. The real question though is whether or not there’s something more going on.
Is OBJ just not the same player anymore? Have defenses figured him out? And at what point do we stop forcing him the ball and let things happen naturally?
Of course in this one, Beckham wasn’t alone as the entire offense struggled.