League_Champion

OBJ Ruled Out Sunday

Recommended Posts

#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that WR Odell Beckham Jr won’t play on Sunday vs the #Texans. He tried to go last week and didn’t feel comfortable enough. Now, the coach takes it out of his hands a few days prior

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is odd. Maybe they are thinking the offense is fine without him so they are being extra cautious?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Finn5033 said:

That is odd. Maybe they are thinking the offense is fine without him so they are being extra cautious?

 

It is odd. Even from a tactical standpoint, why announce it now? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is definitely strange. I haven't heard much yet this week about him. If he had to test it last week, and didn't look good enough how is he suddenly OUT on Wed? Was he already missing practice and just focusing on rehab. 

 

I think they are being extra cautious, and want to make sure they have all their weapons later in the season. Also from reading this article and full statement from Stefanski, sounds like part of it is he wants to have practice game plan without him, just cross him off your list for this week. 

 

https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2021/09/browns-receiver-odell-beckham-jr-will-not-play-vs-texans-in-week-2.html

 

Does make me a bit concerned since he is my WR3 and was expected to be a regular part of my weekly lineup, I'll have to stick with Marvin Jones Jr. for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trade on the horizon? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Shaft said:

Trade on the horizon? 

 

Anything is possible, they have lots of young talented WR. I know during the off season the team said they would listen to trade offers but were not shopping him. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ll be watching closely. I don’t need him, drafted him for cheap hoping maybe he’d be lottery ticket later this season

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Shaft said:

Trade on the horizon? 

i like this thinking. i predict NOS. i bet nos is happy with winston and is thinking they should be looking towards the playoffs. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, LordOpie said:

i like this thinking. i predict NOS. i bet nos is happy with winston and is thinking they should be looking towards the playoffs. 

 

Do teams have the cap space it takes to sign him?  Looks to be about a $15M cap hit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, stevegrab said:

 

Do teams have the cap space it takes to sign him?  Looks to be about a $15M cap hit. 

I think the Saints are already over the cap for next season. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even if a trade is coming why rule him out at all? And if he's not being traded why not just say he'll be a game time decision? They just did the opponent a huge favor. Now they can gameplan accordingly. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, League_Champion said:

Even if a trade is coming why rule him out at all? And if he's not being traded why not just say he'll be a game time decision? They just did the opponent a huge favor. Now they can gameplan accordingly. 

 

I got the impression from what Stefanski said that is what he wants the Browns to do, same for practice. They've got a talented rookie in Anthony Schwartz, he was on the field for over 50% of the plays without OBJ (Landry 86%, Peoples-Jones [DPJ] 80%) and Higgins was odd man out with just 4 snaps (7%) on offense. They want Schwartz and DPJ to have more opportunity in practice and the game, without OBJ in the plan and sitting to rehab all week they can do that. Maybe they would like Higgins in the game more too, but without reps in practice he wasn't ready.


Those snap counts for WR may not look very high, because their TEs also play a lot (Hooper-64%, Njoku-59, Bryant-32).

 

I trust Stefanski, he's not dumb or a cocky guy trying to be clever. Maybe there is a trade looming and front office told them to do this. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, stevegrab said:

 

I got the impression from what Stefanski said that is what he wants the Browns to do, same for practice. They've got a talented rookie in Anthony Schwartz, he was on the field for over 50% of the plays without OBJ (Landry 86%, Peoples-Jones [DPJ] 80%) and Higgins was odd man out with just 4 snaps (7%) on offense. They want Schwartz and DPJ to have more opportunity in practice and the game, without OBJ in the plan and sitting to rehab all week they can do that. Maybe they would like Higgins in the game more too, but without reps in practice he wasn't ready.


Those snap counts for WR may not look very high, because their TEs also play a lot (Hooper-64%, Njoku-59, Bryant-32).

 

I trust Stefanski, he's not dumb or a cocky guy trying to be clever. Maybe there is a trade looming and front office told them to do this. 

 

You could be right, it's all just very odd. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like Odell doesn't trust his knee yet, but doctors are saying he should, so hc is frustrated and making a point by taking the decision out of Odell 's hands this week.

Hc is suggesting Odell step up or he will be sat down.

I don't follow Odell, is he the 100% type? Will he take the field hurt? It's why Julius Thomas couldn't stay in Denver.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what to make of it all, if the team and doctors think he is ready, then he is the one who really decided that he could not play Sunday after warm-ups maybe this is the team sending a message. Maybe that message is, take another week and get ready, no pressure. I sure hope it isn't turning into some stupid power struggle or other nonsense. 

 

One detail I remember reading (and confirmed now) is that after working out in warmups OBJ told the coach he "could not go a significant amount" which to me means he was not going to be able to be in for many plays and/or go 100%. So sitting made sense, they had 4 other healthy WR ready to go.

 

It also sounds like on Sunday they were already expecting a similar situation for week 2. Maybe the staff just decided to go without OBJ, take the pressure off him, get younger guys more work etc.  Its possible there's some other drama or weird stuff going on, but I don't think so. With OBJ involved many in the media and fan base will be looking for the wild story.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, League_Champion said:

Even if a trade is coming why rule him out at all? And if he's not being traded why not just say he'll be a game time decision? They just did the opponent a huge favor. Now they can gameplan accordingly. 

 

Maybe they were just trying to help out us FF players.  :thinking:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Bobby Brown said:

That tells you all you need to know about OBJ.

 

This tells me absolutely nothing about anything. People keep using this phrase like it means something, is it just some joke or something?  Or just the latest "cool" thing to say like "living the dream" when people ask how you are doing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, stevegrab said:

 

This tells me absolutely nothing about anything. People keep using this phrase like it means something, is it just some joke or something?  Or just the latest "cool" thing to say like "living the dream" when people ask how you are doing. 

 

Bobby Pelosi spun himself out. Somebody is in his head, besides me. 

downloadfile-4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, stevegrab said:

 

This tells me absolutely nothing about anything. People keep using this phrase like it means something, is it just some joke or something?  Or just the latest "cool" thing to say like "living the dream" when people ask how you are doing. 

This tells you all you need to know about Stevegrab

 

Edit to add:

 

 

 

 

:dabbing:

 

 

 

 

Edited by Bobby Brown
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Bobby Brown said:

That tells you all you need to know about OBJ's playing status for week 2.

 

There you go, BB just got busy and left out the rest. Fixed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.