Odell Beckham Jr.: Everything about this place is right

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A few months ago, Odell Beckham Jr. was a receiver with the Browns. He and Cleveland’s offense were largely ineffective.

Then Beckham effectively forced his way out of Ohio. He elected to sign with the Rams, who he’s said made him feel wanted. And now Beckham will suit up for L.A. in Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals.

After Los Angeles’ 20-17 victory over San Francisco in the NFC Championship game, Beckham spoke highly of defensive back Jalen Ramsey and edge rusher Von Miller — who both encouraged Beckham to come to L.A. But even with his arrival, things have clearly worked well for the receiver for him to be an integral part of the offense.

Beckham caught nine passes for 113 yards in Sunday’s contest. He had four catches for 54 yards with a touchdown in the Wild Card round and six receptions for 69 yards last week.

All this after he had 27 catches for 305 yards with five TDs in eight regular-season games.

Why has it worked out so well in Los Angeles? Beckham started out by saying it’s been everything — from head coach Sean McVay, to quarterback Matthew Stafford, to receiver Cooper Kupp.

“Being integrated into the plan,” Beckham said. “Taking me in, pushing me for excellence, the weight room — everything about this place is right and it’s done right. And it’s just been an incredible opportunity. And I feel like I’m just trying to make the most of it. And here we are playing in the Super Bowl, one game away from our dreams.”

Beckham later added that the Rams have made everything “seamless” for him.

“With the meetings, the extra work, just helping me to be prepared so I can go out there and play fast,” Beckham said. “You know, the very first game we played San Francisco at San Francisco. The first play of the game, the ball was thrown my way and it’s just been — they’ve instilled confidence into me. And I’m at a loss for words. I’m just trying to enjoy the moment.”

40 responses to “Odell Beckham Jr.: Everything about this place is right

  1. Don’t worry, his tone will change after the Rams lose to the Bengals. Then it will be I didn’t get enough targets.

  2. I know it burns Cleveland fans, and I don’t blame you, the way things went and then ended there.

    But Beckham has come up huge for the Rams, especially in this game. I have to give him credit, for getting over himself and becoming a team player, at least for now.

  3. OBJ has been on the receiving end of a ton of well deserved sh!* over the years. I was never a fan. However, I believe he’s worked really hard this season to be more of a team player and have to give him credit for that. Hopefully his attitude adjustment will carry over into future seasons. I may not ever become a “fan,” but am at least willing to give credit where credit is due.

  4. Sometimes you never know if a player is a malcontent or if the club is dysfunctional. Nobody expected OBJ to come in and play second fiddle to anyone. That’s what got D-Jack his walking papers. But he’s showing that he’s a team player in the right situation, even during some of the tough losses that cost them higher seeding and almost the division. I’m also glad my Broncos traded Von Miller to a solid organization. Seems like a good group of guys.

  5. Like him or lump him as something diva n sometime big time divider … but at least for now the guy has been getting it done .. as the who when or where of next season is to be determined and in the end may stay exactly where he is being in a good situation.

  6. The Browns would win more games next year if they got rid of Mayfield and signed a decent QB and Beckham.

  7. The Rams have done a great job of bringing in players who want to play together. Von Miller, OBJ, and Jalen Ramsey are three of our big stars who are excited to be on the same team together. There’s no need to worry about egos because they keep each other in check and focus on the team. The proof is that we’re headed to the Super Bowl because all three of them are playing at a very high level.

  8. Guy put zero effort in Cleveland. Never wanted to be there from day 1. Got Paid millions to quit on his team.

  9. LA just brings out the best in people that’s why Odell came here. It’s full of strivers and passionate, creative people. He fits right in. Rams are gonna blow the Doors off the Bengals. Can’t to see Burrow get crushed by the Rams O line. Rams 41 Bengals 17

  10. The Rams will lose to the Cardinals. Oh dang.
    The Rams will lose to the Bucs. BOOK IT. Oh dang.
    The Niners own the Rams. Oh dang.
    The Bengals will kill the Rams.
    Some people never learn.

  11. This rough Cleveland…. You were supposed to win the Superbowl this year and instead the wr who finessed his way out of Cleveland and the team from Cincinnati are in instead. Rough.

  12. The only things that make a team “right” for Beckham is that they win and throw him the ball. He didn’t suddenly change or mature or become one with the universe. He’s simply getting the attention he so desperately craves.

  13. It is a contract year for OBJ isn’t it? It seems his demeaner had a slight shift after he got his last big deal.

  14. I have a hard time feeling good for him because of the way he’s handled himself for his whole career. Now Cooper Kupp I feel good about .

  15. So happy for OBJ escaping from that awful Browns QB and awful organization and going to the Super Bowl. It shows how truly incompetent the Browns are and how clueless most NFL fans are about players and the game. And all the mock Drafts have the Browns taking a WR. They had one and the Scrub QB could never find them. The Browns need a QB not a WR in Round 1. If they were smart and we all know they aren’t, they would trade up and go Draft Kenny Pickett and get rid of that cancer loser Mayfield.

  16. He always wanted to be in LA. Dogged it in Cleveland cuz he wasn’t happy. Now he’s gotten what he wants, his head is back in it and he’s actually committed to the team. He’s stopped dropping passes every other target and he’s running his routes. OBJ took “self-care” to the next level. Well done, lad.

  17. I have to admit – I was wrong about OBJ. I thought he was the problem in Cleveland, but it just wasn’t a good fit for him or the Browns.

  18. Hey, he put his money where his mouth was. It wasn’t working in Cleveland and after they made their run last year, really before that, they should have traded him and got as much as they could. Gross mismanagement by their front office.

  19. He’s done well being the #2. He’s better suited for it compared to when he was relied on to be the #1.

    He wanted to go to a team that was already complete, rather than build something himself. To each their own.

  20. But they can’t afford to keep them all because they all
    want to eventually get paid. Do you really think Beckham will play
    for chump change?

  21. Very happy for him. He was immature in NY, was silent in Cleveland (dad wasn’t) and a good teammate. In Los Angeles he is being a good teammate and the biggest difference is at the QB position. Matthew Stafford is a Top 10 guy, Baker Mayfield is…

  22. I don’t know if it was OBJs attitude in Cleveland, or Mayfield’s scatter-shot passing, but this guy looks like an All-Pro in L.A. I would guess that it could be a combination of both?

  23. OBJ has always been about himself. Never been a Team player. He’s upbeat when things go right for him but will be the first to vent to the public when they don’t. Can’t recall when he went out of his way to congratulate a teammate after they scored. And will be the first to look for the camera rather than a teammate after he scores. It’ll be interesting to see how he handles less targets when R. Woods returns next season. Obviously, not a fan of his. Btw, Deebo Samuel is a stud and a great Teammate!

  24. And this is why I have no problems with Players forcing their way out of toxic organizations like Cleveland, the Jets, Miami, Houston, Carolina is now becoming Browns South. As a former NFL Head coach once told a friend I golf with, There are organizations that truly want to win, and there are organizations that dont, and dont even care about winning. Elway pulled a Draft Day Power Play, Eli Manning pulled a Draft Day power play, and they were 100% right. I didnt like it at the time, but looking back they both made the right decisions. Who wants to work for an incompetent, toxic organization, whether its the NFL, MLB, NBA, or everyday people.

  25. If anything good comes of this, it is that OBJ says he is at a loss for words. I hope it lasts a few seasons.

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