Odell Beckham Jr. caused a bit of a stir earlier this month for saying he wants to turn the Cleveland Browns into the next New England Patriots and win multiple championships.
OBJ ended up walking back those comments in an Instagram story, but former Patriots safety and current NBC Sports analyst Rodney Harrison still isn’t happy with what the superstar wide receiver had to say.
“Just to clarify, I will always aspire to be great,” Beckham wrote. “I haven’t reached that point in the NFL but that’s what we all chase and I’m going to continue to work to help the Browns become great.
“Never meant the Browns are the new Patriots or going to be the new Patriots. I just have great respect for what they’ve done but definitely recognize the work that has to be done to get there.”
The Pro Bowl wide receiver added some tire-pumping of the defending Super Bowl champions for good measure.
“There is nothing wrong with having aspirations, and who wouldn’t aspire to be part of an organization that is 12-4, 11-5 and in the playoffs and playing for Super Bowls on the regular,” Beckham added.
“It’s really stating the obvious when you say you want your organization to be successful like the Patriots. I know my teammates want to be a part of building something like that, (head coach) Freddie Kitchens and (general manager) John Dorsey are doing everything they can to get us there. Understand it doesn’t happen without work and we’re all committed to that.”
Harrison just went on Cleveland radio station 92.3 The Fan and offered a simple message for Beckham and the Browns.
“I think the first thing they have to do is if they want to be like the Patriots, they have to shut up,” Harrison said on “The Zach Gelb Show.” “You don’t need Odell Beckham talking, talking about he’s trying to be like the Patriots. Just shut up and play, OK?”
OBJ clearly knows nothing about the Patriot way, but was it really that crazy to talk about wanting to turn the Browns into the Patriots.
Beckham should just try not to make any more comments, that way he can’t get criticized.
Just a thought.
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