That shaking sound you heard last night could have been Cleveland Browns #Twitter erupting.
The reactions poured in to what started as a social media exchange between Browns DE Myles Garrett and former Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Check it out.
Odell Beckham Jr. and #Browns Myles Garrett on Instagram: pic.twitter.com/5jNKb49TIb
— Brad Stainbrook (@StainbrookNFL) June 2, 2022
What Was Said
The post, written by Garrett and liked by Donovan Peoples-Jones, started as follows:
“Come Home The Fellas Miss You”
“Who u talkin to slimeeeeee”
“@obj – it’s time”
Fan Reaction Is All Over The Board
Understandably fans had mixed reactions to this.
Some miss him and believe OBJ’s return is an excellent idea.
@obj come back we miss u
— Pittsburghsux75 (@pittsburghsux75) June 2, 2022
Of course, the change in quarterback influences some fans’ thoughts on this issue.
BRING HIM BACK, HE HAS A TOP 5 QB THROWING HIM BALLS NOW!
— Andrew Brandt (@Andydman99) June 2, 2022
There are those who don’t believe it is a wise move given OBJ’s injury history.
To watch him play 6 games then go down with an injury? We can find better ways to waste our money
— Professor (@letitfly456) June 2, 2022
No one can ignore the controversy and hasty exodus OBJ made in the middle of last season after his father Odell Beckham Sr. posted that now-infamous 11-minute video.
Remember the #FreeOBJ movement that resulted from that?
John on Twitter wonders if a redo in the form of #SignOBJ will occur this summer.
He should have his friends at the t-shirt company print and distribute “Sign OBJ” t-shirts and have his friends wear them at voluntary OTAs https://t.co/97B3iNYUre
— John (@JohnHillbery) June 2, 2022
The Browns Position
Generally speaking, the Browns have shown no interest in expanding the 2022 WR room.
They are happy with the veteran leadership of Amari Cooper who will mentor a host of younger players like Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz, and David Bell, to name a few.
Going to be a good battle for that WR2 spot between Donovan Peoples-Jones and Rookie David Bell. As of right now DPJ has the inside track to that spot but don’t sleep on the Rookie #Browns 🤫. pic.twitter.com/VXBPfkg2Er
— Tyler Johnson (@T_johnson_TJ) May 28, 2022
Is This Yet Another Distraction?
The Browns are up to the eyeballs in distractions.
Though Baker Mayfield has not been at OTAs, his name comes up practically every day.
Then, there is the Deshaun Watson situation that is filled with unknowns.
Even if the Browns were interested, OBJ is rehabbing a major injury that occurred in February so there is no firm timetable on when he could return.
He experienced the same injury in October 2020, and it took about 12 months for him to get back into form.
At some point, the Browns need to answer the unresolved questions on the current 2022 roster before entertaining new ones.
OBJ hahaha, he went to the Rams and as a #2 WR was still a disappointment since he was 1 on 1 all the time.
OBJ will soon have a Super Bowl ring and the Browns will still be the Browns.