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And today I'm talking a little bit about the Cleveland Browns, a team that I talk a lot about, and one thing that we need to look at his Odell back in junior.
Now I think that Cleveland sorta made a splash last year when they traded for Oh Dal, and we saw just how important Odell Beckham Jr could have been for that team.
When you look at pre season.
Before the season started, the Browns were really looked at is, well, heavy Super Bowl favorites.
Everybody believed that the Browns were gonna be one of the teams to beat in the NFL that year, and ultimately their season sucked.
Besides a big win against the Baltimore Ravens, there was really nothing else that was standout ish for the Browns.
Besides how poor they played.
And, of course, a lot of that falls on Freddie Kitchens.
In my eyes, the Browns didn't have the right attitude.
Nick Chubb had come out and talked about how that dream this season, our before the season, they didn't feel like they needed to put the work in.
They were so confident in the roster that they had that they actually believe that they didn't have to put in the work, that they were set where they were and that things were going to be just great for them, despite the fact that things went absolutely awful.
So when you put all of that into consideration, your hoping with Kevin Stefanski, you're going to see the Brown sort of take that step forward this season.
Considering that it was just so poor last year, all that being said, I have to sit and wonder just exactly who we're going to be focusing in on on the Cleveland Browns this year.
Obviously, to me, Baker Mayfield is gonna be one of those guys that we have to watch.
He needs to have a big improvement.
He spent more time running his mouth last year than he did winning football games, which will be unacceptable going forward into this season for the Cleveland Browns.
And, you know, having those little public you know, spats with Rex Ryan obviously didn't help the cause of the team.
Now this is all old news, and this is stuff that I've talked about.
I mean, numerous times and stuff that I think you guys are probably all just done with hearing.
So I'm just trying to clear the chat off of my.
Um, yeah, I'm sure this is something that you guys are all just sick in here, and you're all this sick and tired of hearing about me talking about Baker Mayfield.
So for a minute, let's look at Odell Beckham Jr and exactly what the expectations would be for him this year.
And really, why it's so important for him to bounce back this season and be able to contribute to the Cleveland Browns in a big way Now, obviously, he's coming off of an injury.
He was injured a lot of last season, played through with sports hernia.
Baker Mayfield actually blasted the medical staff for allowing him to play and not fixing it early in the season to have him down the stretch.
But I mean, with way everything played out with them, it didn't matter anyways.
They played like crap, and it was just the way it went.
But no doubt back in Junior needs to be the number one receiver on the team.
I get that they have Jarvis Landry.
It's you know, Lander is gonna be one of the key cause to that Brown's offense.
But I think at the end of the day, Odell Beckham Jr has the opportunity to be the best wide receiver in the NFL.
And unless he's able to really channel in his attitude the same way the same issue that he was having a New York, Um, that's gonna be the big difference for the Browns.
And this is gonna be an important season throwed out back in junior, mainly because this is really gonna determine who he is.
The wide receiver.
We know that he's full of talent.
I mean, he had Randy Moss potential became the league.
Everybody remembers the one handed catches.
Probably the nicest catch that I ever watched, but he's never really to me.
Lived up to expectations.
He showed flashes off what we could expect out of owed out back in junior.
But to me, we never really got to see exactly what he waas as a wide receiver.
We never got to see who he was As a wide receiver.
We never got to see him put his full, you know, action.
We never got to see him put his full potential into use, so it's going to be probably the most important season for him headed into this year.
Now that all being said, what are my expectations, My expectations, that we're probably going to see the best we've ever saw out of Odell Beckham, not just because of his attitude but because of the whole change in of in in Cleveland.
We're hearing them all saying the same things.
You know, we know that Jarvis, Landry and Odell have been communicating a lot through the offseason, especially since they're both coming office surgeries and sort of recovering together.
They're not recovering at the stadium through the whole Kobe crisis, and you know they're staying length.
We're hearing Baker Mayfield, who basically came out and said, Look, this season, I'm gonna shut up. I'm gonna play football.
It's that simple.
And I mean, you know, kudos to him that that's the route that he's going because that's what you gotta play.
They also added Austin Oprah this year, which is gonna be huge.
You're now gonna have a receiving threat of Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr with Austin Hooper, whose you know was the best tight end available in the in the free agency this year.
You also got Nick Chubb, who's a very underrated running back to me.
He's one of the best running backs in the league, and he could do a lot of damage, especially if you can't sell out to the run.
If you have to sell out to that receiving corps, which and and those tight ends and you have to sell up to the passing game.
Nick Shop is going to eat teams alive this season, and I'm looking forward to see what they can accomplish if they can actually get everything together.
So look, 2020 super important for Odell.
It's gonna meet contract.
It's gonna mean the legacy.
It's gonna be where he stays on the team if they're unsuccessful this year.
I doubt you'll see your return of Odo back room to the Browns next year.
You've probably seen Jarvis Landry of the door.
You'll probably see a lot of those guys and I mean, really, they should be at a point now is an organization that they're competing for a super Bowl, and I think that this season is going to actually determine whether or not they're gonna actually compete for a Super Bowl, or whether or not we're going to see Cleveland go into another rebuild.
And I mean, that would just be the most Cleveland Brown thing to do, because ever since they high tailed at the Baltimore, it's never been the same since their return.
How many times have we seen guys like Jamie Collins and those kind of people go there and see their Jason McCourty go there to watch their careers die And then they go back to other teams and they start looking great again? I mean, Jason McCord is probably one of the best cornerbacks on the New England Patriots.
Jamie Collins came back to the Patriots.
Had a great year.
He's off making a boatload of money.
Detroit Now, um, you know, it's funny.
I was on with my point Lawrence and Joe a few weeks ago.
We're talking about you know, who were the best teams in the Who's the third best team in the A F. C.
Obviously, Baltimore and Kansas City.
You're gonna float around the top to who's number three in the league.
Well, I mean, it should be on paper.
It should be the Cleveland Browns.
But none of us were able to really lock it in and say, Yeah, that's gonna be a top three team mainly because Cleveland just always managed to disappoint year in and year out.
So at which point does it become an issue that you can't sit there and say, Yeah, they're the best team in the league.
It's disappointing that that's where we are now.
That's where they are now is organization.
And look, it's gonna be the big boys, you know, every year you talk about all the guys who need to step up who aren't the big name players, the big, you know, the defensive player of the, you know, the defensive tackle who's like the third on the depth chart of the line.
No, that's not the case for the Cleveland Browns this year for the Cleveland Browns is here.
The players who need to sell out and be the best players are their best players.
Jarvis, Landry, Baker, Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr.
Nick Chubb, Myles Garrett and Austin Hooper need to be the six best players on the Cleveland Browns because if they're not the best players in Cleveland this season, they're gonna be in a lot of trouble because we haven't seen a group of superstars play like superstars.
You've gotten rid of Freddie Kitchens now you brought in a new coach.
I thought Kitchen was a huge issue last year for Cleveland that, added to that locker room attitude, sucks.
I think that they dodged a bullet by not signing Jordanian Clowney, even though he was offered a boatload of money.
And because of that, I think it's just time now that Cleveland either put up or shut up.
But for the dog pound, they better be hoping that Cleveland successful this season.
Or we may be seeing another rebuild in the future.
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I should be on with another short one later on.
But for now, I'm done.