The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at how the Super Bowl audience was gaslighted in reference to Odell Beckham
Cleveland Browns fans were already bothered about their in-state rival being in the Super Bowl as well as Odell Beckham playing in the big game for the Los Angeles Rams following his unceremonious departure midseason. Then, things only got worse as the game went on.
All throughout the broadcast, there were references to the Browns showing OBJ the door. Both Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels quoted some of OBJ’s press conferences where he acted as though he wanted to stay with the Browns but they were done with him.
Clearly, that’s not even close to how it went down but the NBC crew was all-in on this narrative. It was so prevalent that today’s tags start with a story from Pete Smith looking at why the audience was hit with some Grade A gaslighting.
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"“Each painted Beckham as a victim. Collinsworth went as far as saying the Browns kicked Beckham to the curb, leaving him nowhere to go. Believing in himself against the odds, Beckham proved them wrong, helping the Rams get to the Super Bowl they would go on to win.”"
OBJ clearly wanted out of Cleveland and instead of shipping him off to a subpar franchise, the front office gave him his wish and allowed him to pick his next destination. Still, the Browns were somehow painted in an unfavorable light and that shouldn’t have been the case.
"“More details were released about the injury that caused Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to leave the field with just under four minutes to play in the second quarter of Super Bowl LVI on Sunday.Sources say OBJ is believed to have torn his ACL, according to a tweet from the NFL’s Ian Rapoport.”"
No matter what your stance on OBJ is, no one should be celebrating the fact that he tore the same ACL that he tore in October of 2020. Ironically enough, it was also against the Bengals when he first suffered the knee injury a little more than a year ago.
"“In particular, Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb and San Francisco 49ers George Kittle initiated a call-to-action by tweeting out a petition for the NFL to ban artificial turf in favor of real grass.”"
Year after year, players speak out against artificial turf and despite the cry for player safety, the league stays quiet. It remains to be seen if they will listen now with a high-profile injury happening in the Super Bowl.
Jacob Roach picks a free agent on the offensive side of the ball, the defensive side, and on special teams that Cleveland should target this offseason.
Cleveland could see some changes on the offensive line this offseason with Jack Conklin suffering a serious injury and J.C. Tretter starting to struggle to stay healthy. Case Kinnamon looks at this and asks what they may look like in 2022.