Cleveland Browns fans are exhausted.
By virtue of the Los Angeles Rams winning the NFC Championship with Odell Beckham Jr. on the roster, the Browns are going to be discussed in the lead-up to the Super Bowl.
Not only will they be discussed, but they will also be ridiculed and laughed at for the handling of OBJ’s situation during the season.
The latest media expert to weigh in is former Ram and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk.
— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 8, 2022
One Side Of The Story
According to Faulk, OBJ seamlessly fits into the Rams in a system that is filled with stars.
The Rams figured out a way to get him involved.
Faulk said in Cleveland where they lacked some of the star power, the Browns could not get the ball to OBJ.
To an outsider, that certainly seems to be true.
The Rams are a passing offense which is more suitable to OBJ’s style and game.
In Cleveland, the running game takes precedence.
It is a different offense.
Were people laughing at OBJ last year when the Browns got to the playoffs without him?
We do not yet know what was going on in the Browns locker room this season; we may never know.
McAfee Had A Good Point
Pat McAfee gave a round of applause to Odell Beckham Sr. and says he deserves a ring if the Rams win the Super Bowl.
Maybe he deserves a cut of the bonus money OBJ is getting also.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 3, 2022
Because the Browns’ issues with OBJ hit a boiling point after Beckham Sr.’s 11 minute Instagram video, there is some truth in what McAfee is saying.
Silence From Browns Front Office
Browns players have openly encouraged OBJ and wished him luck in this Super Bowl.
However, there has been silence from Andrew Berry, Kevin Stefanski, and Baker Mayfield.
Stefanski is not on social media, and Mayfield picked the right time to take a social media hiatus so it is doubtful we will hear anything from either of them or Berry again about OBJ.
Browns’ media was not called on during OBJ’s Tuesday press conference so there was no way to bring it up or discuss it.
Odell Beckham Jr. has yet to address the mess he left behind in Cleveland or what went wrong. None of the #Browns reporters on yesterday's Zoom call was called upon to ask a question during his Super Bowl availability.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) February 8, 2022
The connection between Jarvis Landry and OBJ 🥺 pic.twitter.com/pBkdFd1KfR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2022
Arguably that was not the time or place for it, but with Jarvis Landry jumping into the press conference, there was an opening for Browns-related questioning.
Browns fans might as well expect this line of thinking whether the Rams win or lose the Super Bowl.
The Browns need to prepare for 2022 using all of these naysayers’ words to motivate them on the path to success.