Well I got what I asked for, I haven’t needed to write about Antonio Brown in the last few weeks. But fate always has a funny way of keeping you on a path, and that’s where I find myself now. Talking about another… eccentric wide receiver in Odell Beckham.
Yesterday the Cleveland Browns took on the New England Patriots for what was supposed to be a matchup between the GOAT, Tom Brady, and the young stud, Baker Mayfield.
Now, as I’m sure you read two weeks ago, the Browns haven’t exactly held up their end of the bargain in that regard. So, instead of the media’s narrative being around that of a “David and Goliath” type game, they’ve had to make their own.
It started early in the week with a guarantee, that totally wasn’t a guarantee, but don’t tell Patriots fans that because they hear what they want to hear, from Browns WR Jarvis Landry.
While this was twisted words to the most severe degree, you just can’t give anything to New England that will fire them up. At least if you’re an NFL player. If you’re a gambler, by all means, say anything you want against them, then bet the house on them.
You’ll thank me later.
In the days following, while media outlets wasted their, my, and your time debating whether or not Landry actually made a guarantee, Odell Beckham popped up with some quotes on his own.
Now, sure, this could be damage control by Odell after what Jarvis said. It could be “real recognize real.” Both very fair and logical arguements.
I just don’t agree with them.
I’ve been watching Odell longer than most, being a Giants fan, and let’s just say he’s always had… let’s call it an infatuation with players on other teams.
From tickle fights with Dallas’ Dez Bryant,
To… admiring a Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s donk,
To visiting Paris, France with Denver’s Von Miller
After a while it just makes you think. Why does Odell have such a wandering eye?
Fast forward to the end of the game. Patriots win, obviously. They covered the 10 point spread, obviously, and what does Odell Beckham do?
He gives Tom Brady a damn gift. A GIFT!
In front of Baker Mayfield no less. Who just looked absolutely thrilled about it.
Have you no loyalty? No honor? No pride?
I don’t know. I just think it’s weird to fawn over an opponent like this. I understand that this is more of a sign of respect than it is being a backstabber, but considering how Odell has handled losses in the past…
It’s just odd. Where’s the passion?
To go from being moved to tears over the concept of losing to presenting the man who just handed you a loss a gift.
It also just stinks of Odell trying to cozy up with the right people for down the road in his career, no? Baker doesn’t need that. He doesn’t deserve it. He’s truly had Odell’s back all offseason amid media spinzones and out of context quotes. So Odell praises another quarterback and brings him presents after losing? Come on, man.
Just do me a favor, Odell, and listen to some Shania Twain for me one time.