NFL Voluntary OTAs are just that VOLUNTARY!

I hate that y’all make me do this, lol.

As a Giants’ fan I don’t want to defend Odell Beckham Jr because he’s no longer a GIANT!

New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said the following during voluntary OTAs when asked about Beckham’s absence

“I just want to see him”

What did he miss?

“A lot — the offense”

Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

Last week Kitchens downplayed Beckham’s absence from voluntary OTAs

“I have never disputed the fact that it’s not important for him to be here, but it’s also also important for him to be mentally ready to be here,’’ said Kitchens. “I’m not giving him an out by any stretch of imagination, and nobody here knows the conversations that Odell and I have. I’m just saying it is better for him to be here when he can present his best self – emotionally, physically, everything.’’

It never fails when summer rolls around and NFL teams start their voluntary OTA programs; the media, fans and coaches talk about players who don’t participate in voluntary workouts. And it’s the fans that trip me out the most. These fans should take a look at themselves in the mirror and ask the question, would you go into work voluntarily if given the choice?

Of all the criticisms of Odell, there is no disputing his work ethic when it comes to practice and knowing the offense. Browns’ receiver coach Adam Henry stated

“He’s a worker,”

“He’s a guy who works hard. He’s always in condition. You’ve got to save him from himself when he’s practicing because he’ll just go and go and go. He’s like the young person with the ball. If there’s a ball being thrown or kicked, he wants it. He wants to play. So even in the course of practice, the offense may not be going, the defense is going, he’s doing something. He’s a busybody that way.”

Cleveland.com

So Cleveland relax, stop the shaming, and enjoy the show Odell and Baker Mayfield about to put on for you.

According to Merriam-Webster



As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!



Lil Wayne Still Cool With Eli Manning, but…

Odell Beckham Jr / Lil Wayne‘s  ESPN interview that aired Sunday morning received a ton of criticism from commentators with OBJ being labeled as selfish player due to his commentary on the state of the New York Giants.

With the Giants off to a 1-3 start (before losing to the Carolina Panthers) OBJ voiced his frustrations with not enough big plays and not being able to pinpoint the source of the issue; QB, play calling, or heart?

Now it’s not uncommon for players to complain, in fact it’s basically common place when it comes to dynamic receivers who feel if they get the ball they make good things happen for team. But what was different about this interview was Lil Wayne presence. Like what did he have to do this and what does he add to this story?

So when Eli Manning was asked about the OBJ/Lil Wayne interview, in classic Eli dry humor, Eli stated 
“I don’t watch Lil’ Wayne much”

With the Eli response and NYC sportswriter Frank Isola‘s snarky tweet about OBJ’s muffed punt return 

Tunechi woke up this morning with a message for everyone on his Instagram….

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Good morning!!

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In case you missed what Wayne was saying,

“Frank, I know you in New York. I spent a little bit of time on an Island there, called Rikers Island,”

“I don’t know much about you though. Fact is, you don’t know much about me. With that said, keep my name out your mouth.”

Addressing Eli Manning

“Every time somebody bad mouth you, I be the first one to say – you can ask Skip Bayless, that’s my homie – first thing I’m gon’ say is ‘man listen, I got an uncle that was doing time that remembers seeing Eli, Archie, Peyton, Cooper, he remembers seeing them at five in the morning every other morning on the schoolyard, way before the students get there, practicing. I’m the first one to back you up,”

“And here you talk about you don’t watch Lil Wayne much. That’s fine. I’m cool with you, I don’t care what you watch. But you know, this is hometown love, man. You ain’t gotta do me like that. I didn’t say anything bad about you, man.”

“I ain’t gon’ say nothing bad about you now,”

“It’s still hometown love, I fucks with you Eli. It’s all good, you ain’t gotta watch much of me. You should probably listen, if you could. You probably need to with the way you’ve been playing. You need to bang some Carter V before games.”

Well, okay Wayne…

Didn’t realize you were a backer of Eli, good to know. As for Frank Isola, he is annoying and knowing Isola I doubt he will heed the warning, so we shall see.

As for the OBJ interview, it’s not a good look for him and he needs to figure out better ways to release his frustrations. He should take a page of LeBron James playbook, as Bron has mastered the media in this social media age. At the end of the day Odell wants to win, but he is struggling with balancing that will to win and carrying the pressure of a big time contract. Being a receiver he is dependent on a lot of pieces for him to successful; QB, offensive line, and offensive scheme. As great as he is, he has to learn without his teammates he’s not going anywhere fast.

Side note, in response to Lil Wayne the Giants blasted Wayne’s Carter V during practice today…



As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!



Source: Hot New Hip Hop

Someone Get Ray Lewis…

SMH, I need someone to get Ray Lewis, what’s going on with this brother that he is so “hurt” that Odell Beckham Jr doesn’t want to deal with him and his methods?

For the past couple of days Ray has been on repeat talking about Odell’s “foundation”, as well as rambling about other people he has helped.

And don’t get me wrong, if Ray is able to help people get on the right path that’s great. I will never hate on someone getting their life together, but Ray is out here on FS-1’s ‘Undisputed’ talking about Odell as if the man’s life is in danger.

Odell has had his fair share of issues, but in listening to Ray you would think Odell was someone frequently mentioned on NYPD’s police blotter.

Ray Lewis needs to RELAX, if this is about Odell, why has the story turned into how hurt he is?

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

NFL Shows Consistency With Double Standard of Fining Odell Beckham Jr for Cleats

The NFL is always finding ways to make life for itself more difficult. For 15 weeks the NFL has made it clear it is the No Fun League with all the fines for players celebrations. So when Ezekiel Elliott jumped into a huge Salvation Army Kettle Sunday night to celebrate his touchdown, and the NFL announced it would not fine Elliott, the league once again showed its consistency to be inconsistent.

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When Odell Beckham Jr tweeted about double standards, many called him a baby and a hater.

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Hater or not, Odell was right! According to OBJ the NFL fined him approximately $18K for his tribute to Craig Sager cleats.

 

Without a doubt Odell has brought attention to himself, good and bad. But you can’t deny he’s speaking some truth in this case. And with the Thursday Night stage, if Odell scores tonight I am sure we will see something special from OBJ.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!