The Cleveland Browns will play the remainder of the season with out Odell Beckham Jr., one in every of their most explosive playmakers on the offensive facet of the ball.
Beckham tore his ACL on Sunday through the first drive in a 37-34 win towards the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns had been very a lot mourning the lack of Beckham as each a participant and chief on Monday when the information hit.
“Clearly, it’s a giant loss,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski stated Monday. “As everybody is aware of, he is a large a part of what we do. Now we are going to simply should huddle up and discover some alternative ways and discover some completely different folks and put them in that position. Finally, we’re simply attempting to do what our gamers do finest. That’s our job to determine that out.”
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski: Odell Beckham Jr., the vitality he brings to vitality and video games, nobody else goes to have the ability to deliver that sort of juice
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) October 26, 2020
Regardless of what the folks in the identical constructing as Beckham are saying in Berea, Fox Sports activities Radio host Doug Gottlieb thinks the Browns are a lot better off with out their star broad receiver.
“Odell Beckham Jr. is a lot about himself that he didn’t even perceive, or didn’t even care the way it impacts his workforce,” Gottlieb stated on Monday. “The necessity for the ball, the necessity for consideration, the necessity for folks to make him really feel higher, and really feel extra aside of issues – that’s simply not the way it works. I can not assist however actually imagine that the Browns are higher off with out Odell Beckham. That is the assertion: The Browns are higher off with Odell Beckham Jr. Injured.’”
📺@GottliebShow: “The Browns are higher off with out Odell Beckham Jr…
…I hope Odell Beckham Jr. returns pretty much as good or higher than ever, however he was poisonous with Baker Mayfield and the Browns.” pic.twitter.com/kcTEgIpdMZ
— FOX Sports activities Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) October 26, 2020
Gottlieb: Beckham Poisonous for Baker Mayfield, Browns
Gottlieb went on to say that he didn’t need to see Beckham get injured, however thinks that his presence alone was triggering quarterback Baker Mayfield to pressure the ball to him.
“I don’t want that he has an harm, however it was poisonous with Baker Mayfield and poisonous with the Browns,” Gottlieb stated. “He didn’t like Cleveland, he didn’t just like the offense, he didn’t like his position, and he had somewhat an excessive amount of affect on Baker staring him down.”
Perhaps Gottlieb has some extent. In any case, as soon as Beckham exited the sport, Mayfield was almost good, setting the franchise file for consecutive completions and main the Browns to victory.
That being stated, whereas Beckham carries the popularity of a diva broad receiver, he’s been an excellent teammate throughout his time in Cleveland. He’s backed Mayfield at each flip regardless of his struggles and his outbursts have been triggered by an simple ardour to win.
Beckham completed this season with 23 receptions for 319 yards and a trio of touchdowns. His most memorable efficiency got here towards the Cowboys, when he scored 3 times — twice by means of the air and as soon as on the bottom.
Browns Depart Door Open on Potential Commerce
Kevin Stefanski: “As an offense, we do not regulate our expectations no matter who’s on the market.”Kevin Stefanski addressed the media by way of Zoom on October 26, 2020. Kevin mentioned Sunday’s victory over the Bengals and gave an replace on Odell Beckham Jr’s harm and his confidence within the gamers who will step as much as fill that position. #MondayMedia #PressConference2020-10-26T17:51:03Z
Cleveland will now depend on Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones to hold the load at broad receiver. KhaDarel Hodge is predicted to be again this week as nicely after a hamstring harm, whereas Taywan Taylor and follow squad gamers Ryan Switzer and Ja’Marcus Bradley may additionally play a task.
The Browns may look so as to add one other piece by way of commerce or free company. Breshad Perriman of the Jets and Texans WR Will Fuller have been talked about as commerce targets, whereas Mohamed Sanu is a possible veteran free agent.
“I feel we are going to see how that every one performs out,” Stefanski informed reporters Monday. “I’ll inform you, I like the fellows we now have in that room. (Govt Vice President of Soccer Operations and Basic Supervisor) Andrew (Berry) and his employees, they appear and so they scour the league each Monday. They do, however we are going to work by means of that within the subsequent few days.”
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