Gallons of valid and digital ink had been spilled in the New York market about the antics, personality and extracurriculars of Odell Beckham Jr. the past 5 years. Some warranted, some vastly overblown.
The tale surrounding the receiver’s alternate to Cleveland rests upon the opinion that OBJ turn out to be an excessive amount of of a distraction, scenario youngster and headache inner and exterior of the building.
The wideout will head to Cleveland with out a such biases in opposition to him this season.
GM John Dorsey already brushed off that chatter. Now his contemporary quarterback expresses comfort with Beckham coming into the Browns locker room.
While attending Milwaukee Brewers spring training with buddy Christian Yelich, Baker Mayfield used to be asked about Beckham’s broad personality fitting into the Cleveland locker room.
“That you just might well bid the identical thing about me,” Mayfield said, through Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. “You make now not are looking out to tame it, you correct let them be themselves and web performs. That’s who they’re, when it comes all of the plot in which down to it. The guys in that locker room, you might well maybe be going to love playing with them. And I know from Saquon [Barkley] and Sterling Shepard that I’m very shut with, I know exactly who OBJ is inner the locker room and who he is to his teammates. That’s the greatest thing. People can contain their attitudes and standpoint on it, nonetheless he’s himself and he has his teammates’ lend a hand.”
Mayfield’s response is determined to nettle some aged crusty flapjacks who need athletes to be nodding drones that simply put collectively orders. In valid existence, Mayfield’s response is refreshing and speaks to a brand contemporary know-how of leaders who grew up managing broad personalities with acceptance rather then looking out to mildew each character correct into a expressionless facsimile.
There’ll seemingly be a lot of questions surrounding the Browns this offseason as they fight to web the complete items match with a rookie coach and juggle soaring expectations. How OBJ’s personality suits in with Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, and a lot of others. doesn’t must be one of them.
My NFL coverage debut: Right here’s Baker Mayfield on the Browns adding Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry to his receiver corps. pic.twitter.com/XjrKyJdsrsâ€” Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy)
March 15, 2019