odell beckham

With The Power Of Odell Beckham Jr., It's Now Or Never For The Cleveland Browns

After trading for generational talent Odell Beckham Jr. the Cleveland Browns are poised to make a run at their first ever Super Bowl.

56
views

On March 12th, 2019, my life, along with millions of others were changed forever. On this fateful day, the New York Football Giants decided to trade, a generational talent at wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. For the first time in my lifetime, and probably yours, the Cleveland Browns have gone from being the punchline for every joke across America to actually being a contender not for the playoffs, but actually a Super Bowl. If you have unfortunately been a Browns fan for the last 20-25 years, then this is what you need to have happened, so that you can reserve your tickets to Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, FL.

Last year the Browns shockingly took polarizing quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, and well they were one win away from having a chance to be in the playoffs. With that being said many players have experienced the phenomenon known as "Sophomore Slump." For the Dawg Pound, they are going to need Mayfield to play at the Heisman caliber that he did last year, as well as in college. If Mayfield can keep NFL defenses scratching their heads, then you can start to look online to see if you can find the best deals for Super Bowl tickets.

You just got one of the best wide receivers in this decade, don't waste his talents as the Giants did.

Defenses are now going to have to adjust the way they play against the Browns now because they have not one, but two of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL, with Jarvis Landry and the aforementioned Odell Beckham Jr. In case you didn't know Landry, and Beckham were teammates and best friends in college when they played together at Louisiana State University, you don't think the chemistry is going to pay off in the long run for the Browns. If the Browns don't waste the talents of OBJ and can use his abilities to their advantage, then you should really start looking for hotels in the Miami area.

The last thing you need in order to be ready to go to Miami is you need to make sure the defense can stay elite all season long.

If the Cleveland Browns are lacking one thing it is a linebacker that can man the middle of the field, with Clay Matthews being shipped off to LA, the Browns need to start looking towards the draft to find a good linebacker to bolster their defense. While studs like Nick Bosa and Josh Allen will probably be gone by the 5th pick, many experts have the Browns looking for LSU linebacker Devin White. White who can hit like Ray Lewis, and has the speed of Julio Jones, can be one of the elite linebackers for years to come in the NFL. If the Browns can draft him, and possibly get an experienced veteran to be calming voice in the locker room, then you should buy the tickets, book the hotel, and get your flight ready for Miami.

Popular Right Now

To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.
535538
views

I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn't sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It's obvious your calling wasn't coaching and you weren't meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn't have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn't your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that's how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “It's not what you say, its how you say it."

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won't even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don't hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That's the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she's the reason I continued to play."

I don't blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn't working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

Cover Image Credit: Author's photo

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

They Really Are The Same Old Jets

They do not know how to run a football team and have somehow turned a once-promising offseason into one of angst, anxiety, and disappointment.

348
views

As a collective group us Jets fans do not expect much from the franchise, we are aware of their struggles and we take all of the negative shade other fans throw at us.

However, not even a month ago I wrote an article truly believing that these "New" New York Jets were going to turn it all around, that this new regime might have just figured it out, that our owners just might have fallen upon something. They released sick new jerseys, signed arguably the best two available free agents in linebacker CJ Mosley and running back Leveon Bell. The team also brought in offensive guru Adam Gase as their head coach and Greg Williams as defensive coordinator.

Everything seemed right in Jets land, I mean they were not even the laughing stock of New York, that title belonged to the Giants all off-season.

Until it didn't.

Around a month later from that first article I wrote, I am here righting another article feeling completely different about the state of the franchise. The amount of hope I had for this team going into the future has almost been completely ripped away from me and all I feel is the disheartening truth that the Jets will never be different. You might be wondering what I am talking about, and if you follow the NFL, I am sure you already know what I am talking about but for those who don't here it is...

The Jets fired their General Manager Mike Maccagnan. Okay someone was fired, no big deal. No, this is a big deal. A GM's job in the NFL is to build a team. Sign players, draft players, build a culture and evaluate players. The Jets ended last season by firing their head coach Todd Bowlers. Christopher Johnson the acting owner of the team decided to hang on to GM Macagnan feeling he has done a good enough job for one more chance at building a winner. Maccagnan and Johnson worked closely together to find the next head coach Adam Gase and entered the off-season with the second most cap space in football a young QB and the #3 pick in the draft. Like I said before all was good in Jets world. Then May 15th happened.

I mean the Jets firing Maccagnan is not what is so bothersome in this situation, it is the timing. I mean do they realize they could have just gotten rid of this guy back in January before the whole off-season and opened up what probably would have been the most attractive job in football... a lot of money a young QB and the 3rd pick. But no, that would have made too much sense for the Jets and that is why they did not do it. This move has been a bombshell, unnecessary drama surrounding this team because of incompetent owners. It is really unfortunate. There is a part of me that wants to believe the media is making this seem so much worse than it actually is because, let's be honest, that is what sports media does.

But with the Jets, it is always different.

The impossible, the crazy, the most bone-heading, mind-boggling things are 100% possible. As my favorite radio voice, Joe Benigno said, "the Jets are a disgrace... they are not even a second class team, they are like an 8th class team." He is right on the money there. Unfortunately, the team I hate that I love will never be a 1st class organization with continuing to make unbelievable move after unbelievable move. They are a place I'm sure people really have to be desperate to work at because the owners do not have a clue about the game of football. They do not know how to run a football team and have somehow turned a once-promising offseason into one of angst, anxiety, and disappointment.

When this article posts this story will probably be a week or so old, so who knows the Jets might have found their next GM, and it could be an executive everyone raves about, but at this very moment, I do not even know what to say anymore, other than this team will forever and always be the SAME OLD JETS...

Related Content

Facebook Comments