Odell Beckham Jr. apologized to Baker Mayfield for Darryl Roberts’ pick

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The Browns won, and Odell Beckham Jr. had an 89-yard touchdown and 161 receiving yards. But the Browns didn’t leave satisfied in his return to the Meadowlands.

Beckham said on the plane ride home he apologized to quarterback Baker Mayfield for a fourth-quarter interception by Darryl Roberts that bounced off Beckham’s hands.

“I remember telling him on the interception, ‘That’s my fault,'” Beckham said, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “That sh— will never happen again. I mean, that will never happen again. Just get better today, and that’s what we did. We went out, and we got better today. We worked on routes. When we had a chance to go to individual, we’ll go work on something else. So with guys like us, we’re never going to be satisfied with just being OK.’’

Mayfield has four interceptions this season, two of those were on passes intended for Beckham.

Beckham said he never felt quite right and needed an IV at halftime.

“I don’t know what was going on,’’ Beckham said. “There was a little fatigue in my muscles, my hamstring, and then I started cramping early in the game. So just being hydrated, making sure I run better routes, making sure I’m just fully ready to go. I felt a little sluggish for whatever reason it was.’’

8 responses to “Odell Beckham Jr. apologized to Baker Mayfield for Darryl Roberts’ pick

  1. The NFL’s next powder keg. Their schedule is daunting to next few games. Better hope this diva doesn’t get frustrated over next 6 weeks. Go .500 and this team will make the playoffs as the 2nd half of the season is 6-2 if they can coach this talent.

  2. Seems like Odell doesn’t get that being hydrated on game day starts a few days before the game.
    A glass of water before the game doesn’t cut it.

  3. I’ve often wondered why QBs get saddled with an interception when it’s clearly the fault of the receiver. I mean, why should Mayfield carry that interception in his yearly statistics when it was clearly OBJ’s fault? A quarterback can’t do much more than hit his receiver in the hands.

    I think receivers’ statistics should also have a statistic that shows interceptions that are their fault. I do believe QBs should be “dinged” for the terrible passes they throw but, when it’s not their fault, statistics should show that.

  4. I’m somewhat surprised by this but maybe it means OBJ is becoming more mature. I never thought he had it in him. Kudos to him.

  5. MaxwellAintSmart says:
    September 20, 2019 at 8:54 am
    I’ve often wondered why QBs get saddled with an interception when it’s clearly the fault of the receiver. I mean, why should Mayfield carry that interception in his yearly statistics when it was clearly OBJ’s fault? A quarterback can’t do much more than hit his receiver in the hands.

    I think receivers’ statistics should also have a statistic that shows interceptions that are their fault. I do believe QBs should be “dinged” for the terrible passes they throw but, when it’s not their fault, statistics should show that.

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    Fair point, but they also get passing stats for run after the catch, and TD’s on long runs that they have no real control over. That’s essentially saying that any great plays or broken tackles by a receiver should also not count as passing stats. When an elite receiver makes a catch that a average receiver would not have made, would that then come off of their stats? Fair or not you have to take the good with the bad.

  6. Baker is under pressure to target Odell to keep him happy. Teams know that and they are double teaming Odell. Expect more picks in the future.

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