Browns: Why Odell Beckham Jr. should no longer be considered elite

Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
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OBJ Is A Major Distraction

Sure, there’s drama everywhere. Some can be more dramatic than others. But if the drama is wiped out by the performance on the field, then it is worth it.

That’s not the case with Beckham Jr. The package he brings outweighs at times the production on the field. From fighting with sideline equipment to cleats that violated NFL policies to the boat incident with the Giants. He is a headache to deal with, and if he was giving you marvelous numbers on the field, then OK. That’s easier to deal with.

But the fact of the matter is, Beckham Jr. brings more attention to himself and doesn’t show up on the field. The Browns have already been in the headlines enough, from their front office to their coaches, down to players like Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett.

What Beckham Jr. needs is a team where the coaches are going to hold him accountable and make sure his focus is on football and not taking shots on Instagram. So far, the Browns haven’t down that.


  1. Yeah like above commentor said BS. your last point wasnt a point at all. I never wanted OBJ but he has not been the distraction here as he has been with the Giants. In fact a few occasions like Mayfield they even were a tad humble compared to last years freddie kitchens we’ll win it all. So yeah. Also everyone seems to forget Freddie mest up all these guys before the season started. I remember ppl saying a ton of guys were dropping like flys being injured due to his crazy long over the top practices. Give him this year and next years bumbersand revisit this. Someone can be elite still while having down injured years in between. I do believe he still possesses greatness and again I wasnt for this guy one bit but he’s settled down the major headaches so I’ll show my respect back by giving him time.

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