Lately, another day in Cleveland means a new storyline surrounding Odell Beckham Jr
It’s no secret that the headlines around the Cleveland Browns for the past 48 hours have been all about receiver Odell Beckham Jr, as well as his father, along with quarterback Baker Mayfield.
From videos of Beckham Jr always being open posted by Odell Beckham, Sr., to Emily Mayfield liking tweets backing her husband Baker Mayfield arguing it isn’t his fault, it has been a complete mess around the football team they call the Browns.
But, what’s new?
Now on Thursday, a new report was released from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, stating that an anonymous Browns player claims Beckham Jrs attitude is “malcontent”. The full quote?
"”He does nothing. He talks to no one. He’s just got a malcontent attitude. “"
Ever since coming to Cleveland, I have been one that is willing to die on the hill the Beckham has much improved his character, one that had many question marks around it before officially arriving in Cleveland.
However, as of late, it seems as if he is taking a step backward, something that is leading all signs to point that his time in Cleveland is coming to an end.
If your production isn’t there on top of the team and the club is not winning, you’re going to be frustrated. It’s just a given. However, it doesn’t take much for Beckham to pick up the phone and tell his father to get off of social media and stop with the Instagram shenanigans.
It doesn’t take much to go celebrate with your team after your running back scores a go ahead touchdown in the biggest game of the year so far.
Beckham had a chance to right the ship once and for all on Sunday and completely erase the narrative of him not being a team player or a bad teammate.
If he would have simply went all in for that ball over the middle late in the game in between two defenders. Yes, the throw was late and behind him.
Mayfield is to blame for this failure as well. That said, if Beckham would have just went all out, not caught it and got crunched, it would be about how he is still selling out for his team despite not getting the ball, and he’s putting his body on the line in a big time spot. Instead, he left it up in the air, and left it open for interpretation however you may choose.
Unfortunately, many take it as he didn’t give 100 percent effort, something that he was in full control of.
Cutting Odell Beckham, Jr. definitely seems to be the best option for the team. Nobody will ever know the full reasoning behind why, but it just doesn’t work.
I’m a full believer that Beckham will have tremendous success somewhere else, and that it just was a complete failure to bring him to Cleveland.