Joe Haden “can’t wait” to face Odell Beckham

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Steelers cornerback Joe Haden spent the first seven years of his career with the Browns and he isn’t letting the fact that his former team is in the same division stop him from noting the optimism in Cleveland these days.

Haden told that he’s happy for the city and that the fans deserve good things after suffering through many lean years. A big reason for the optimism about the Browns is the arrival of wide receiver Odell Beckham, who Haden says will bring “flash and flair” to the team.

Haden also said he’s looking forward to his chance to keep Beckham from making big plays when the Browns and Steelers face off later this year.

“I can’t wait,” Haden said. “You gotta go against the best to be the best.”

The NFL schedule is usually released in April, so it shouldn’t be long before we know when Haden and Beckham will be sharing the field come the regular season.

14 responses to “Joe Haden “can’t wait” to face Odell Beckham

  1. Let’s place bets. What week will have his first sideline hissyfit? I say week 3.

  2. Haden has a good attitude. In every one-to-one matchup between a WR and a CB, one is faster or more skilled than the other. In this case, that one is OBJ. But the lesser player doesn’t just quit. Haden was a great addition to Pittsburgh’s defensive backfield, and he brings the desire to win. And some of those matchups will go to the defense. Should make for an interesting season.

  3. Hayden, we can’t either. We remember you getting smoked with regularity then claiming you were injured.

    Signed Browns Fans Everywhere!!!

  4. “I can’t wait, Haden said. You gotta go against the best to be the best.”
    uh, Joe, if they’re dumb enough to match you up with Beckham, you will indeed be going against the best… the problem is, at this point in your career, you’re average… at best.

  5. Joe Haden is a great character guy and is only on the Steelers because of Sashi Browns plan of cutting players the day after Hue Jackson would say he wanted to keep him to the media. If there was ever a guy who should retire a Brown it is probably him. Yeah he’s nowhere near the player he was in Cleveland but he was drafted almost a decade ago. Age hits everyone but an old injury prone Haden is still better than every player in the AAF.

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