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Doug Gottlieb: Browns Are Better Off With Odell Beckham Jr. Injured

Doug Gottlieb: “Odell Beckham Jr. is so much about himself that he didn’t even understand, or didn’t even care how it affects his team. The need for the ball, the need for attention, the need for people to make him feel better, and feel more apart of things – that’s just NOT how it works. I cannot help but truly believe that the Browns are better off without Odell Beckham. This is the statement: ‘THE BROWNS ARE BETTER OFF WITH ODELL BECKHAM JR. INJURED.’ Here’s the second part of the statement which is important – I don’t want Odell Beckham Jr. to get hurt, I think he’s a STAR talent, and I hope he comes back healthy… It’s one thing to be a guy who is a complainer, who’s ‘look at me’, and who is a front-runner, but it’s another thing to also be the highest paid guy at the position when he signed. I understand some of this is the position. To be able to make those catches and make those plays, you’ve gotta be a little bit of an a-hole. But when you have a quarterback who you have a great relationship with, when you have a reputation as a superstar, and you are outspoken in your need for the football to make yourself feel good, what naturally happens is when push comes to shove, Baker Mayfield is going to force the ball to Odell Beckham Jr… I think they’re going to be a more balanced football team that may lack a little bit of the superstar talent, the breakaway speed, and the remarkable catch radius, and I don’t wish that he has an injury, but it was toxic with Baker Mayfield and toxic with the Browns. He didn’t like Cleveland, he didn’t like the offense, he didn’t like his role, and he had a little too much influence on Baker staring him down.”

Listen to Doug Gottlieb explain why he thinks the Cleveland Browns will be ‘better off’ without Odell Beckham Jr., as the former All-Pro wide receiver will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, amid an already tumultuous tenure with the team.

Check out the video above as Gottlieb details why Beckham Jr. was always ‘toxic’ in Cleveland, and why his presence on the field ‘forced’ Baker Mayfield into routinely making bad throws to get him the ball to make OB J happy.

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