Cleveland Browns, Baker Mayfield blasted by Odell Beckham, Sr.
By Randy Gurzi
Odell Beckham, Sr. blasted the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield for not getting the ball to his son despite him being open on several occasions
Since joining the Cleveland Browns, Odell Beckham, Jr. has been a solid teammate. He has put in the work, said all the right things about wanting to win, and even stayed quiet when the ball wasn’t coming his way.
His dad, on the other hand, has elected not to stay quiet.
On Tuesday, Odell Beckham, Sr. decided he’s seen enough. The elder Beckham took to social media to put the Browns and Baker Mayfield on blast for failing to get the ball to OBJ. And he brought receipts.
Instead of just saying his son was running free and should have been getting targets, OBS shared an 11-minute long video of No. 13 running open with Mayfield not sending the rock in his direction.
All of this surfaced – surely not coincidentally – on the same day as the 2021 NFL trade deadline. However, despite the frustration being shown by Odell’s father, Cleveland seems intent on keeping OBJ around at least until season’s end.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, there are no plans to trade Beckham and the Browns really haven’t been given any offers that would “make sense.”
There have been no further rumblings since the news of this video but Cleveland shouldn’t decide to change gears simply due to a social media video. Instead, they need to stick to their plan, whatever it is, and not be influenced by outside opinions – even if that outside opinion has an inside connection.
So far in 2021, Beckham and the Browns have been struggling and the lack of chemistry between the star wideout and Baker Mayfield has been a constant source of discussion and frustration.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski puts the blame on himself and says he needs to get Beckham involved better, and if these reports are accurate, he will have another nine games in 2021 to try and do just that.
If he fails to, there’s no telling what kind of videos could surface in the coming offseason.