Les Snead “not concerned” with Odell Beckham Jr. fitting into offense

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After the Rams announced their deal with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday, thoughts began to turn to how Beckham will fit into an offense that’s been operating pretty well this season.

Browns safety John Johnson used to play for the Rams and he said the offense “runs through Cooper Kupp” while noting that Beckham’s “going to want that attention” as well. On Friday, General Manager Les Snead acknowledged that things will take some time to gel while brushing off concerns that it won’t come together.

“Not concerned but that’s still evolving,” Snead said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “We wouldn’t have, let’s call it, partnered with Odell if we felt like it was going to be a concern, but the chemistry aspect still has to evolve.”

Snead said that Beckham spoke to Rams receivers — Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, J.J. Koski, and Ben Skowronek join Kupp on the roster — before agreeing to the deal so he could make sure they were good with Beckham “coming to be a part of this 2021 journey.” The answer was a positive one and Beckham could join his teammates in the lineup on Monday night against the 49ers.

13 responses to “Les Snead “not concerned” with Odell Beckham Jr. fitting into offense

  1. “Not concerned” is code for, “Listen OBJ just wants to hang out in LA, and we didn’t want him to play for the Packers, so it’s a win-win, even if he never steps on the field.”

  2. “Browns safety John Johnson used to play for the Rams and he said the offense ‘runs through Cooper Kupp'”

    Johnson is wrong. The Rams offense runs through Matthew Stafford. But when Johnson was with the Rams, the QB was Jared Goff.

  3. I expect Beckham to do well on the Rams. They have a good wr corp and teams aren’t going to double him.

  4. “I expect Beckham to do well on the Rams. They have a good wr corp and teams aren’t going to double him.”
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    LOL, nobody has doubled him in 5 years unless it was a blown assignment and the double-team was supposed to be on somebody else. Defenses don’t give him a second thought any more.

  5. I feel really bad for Rams fans. Snead just wants jersey sales and not superbowls he is obviously going to get that money.

  6. Seems to me that this signing is more about keeping OBJ away from Seattle, SF, GB, TB, instead of adding a piece to an already made puzzle.

  7. navyvandal says:
    November 12, 2021 at 7:16 pm
    It won’t matter…tommy will get them the 2nd go around!!! 😉
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    Tommy passed for over 400 yards and still lost to the Rams… this season. I suppose he just needs to pass for 500 yards the second go round. Right?

  8. I don’t know why people harp on the Rams trading picks so much. The Jalen Ramsey trade is ancient history and it worked out in the Rams favor. OBJ was a free agent signing. They had the cap space so why not use it.

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