Cleveland Browns reason to avoid OBJ reunion No. 2: Poor Performance
Browns fans are very forgiving of players who perform. But OBJ did not perform well. In fact, he performed poorly then blamed it on his quarterback. Criticism of Baker Mayfield may be fair at this point but blaming Mayfield does not assuage the reality the Odell was a “me” first player.
But Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said OBJ wants to win! This naive protest fails to take into account that for Odell, him getting the ball and scoring touchdowns is wanting to win. Odell getting the ball equals the team doing well. But this is not always the case.
OBJ helped the team tremendously by taking up double teams on the outside. Like an interior defensive lineman freeing up a linebacker by taking on two defenders, OBJ was able to force the defense to focus on him thereby helping other receivers get open. This helped the team win. But you would never know that if you listened to Beckham.
But forget his poor self-centered performances on the field. There is a bigger reason to reject an OBJ and Browns reunion.