Odell Beckham has ‘good feeling’ about new coach Kevin Stefanski
There is optimism in the Cleveland Browns camp again under new head coach Kevin Stefanski, and that includes wide receiver Odell Beckham.
After a difficult and injury-plagued first season in Cleveland, Beckham has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia and expects to be ready for 2020. He’s also optimistic, and referenced Stefanski’s work with Adam Thielen in Minnesota as reason for excitement.
“Just seeing what he did with the Minnesota Vikings for a long time with Thielen and Diggs,” Beckham told Zach Frydenlund of Complex. “These are people who I’ve watched closely on their film, and just seeing the things that he did and meeting him and seeing where his mind’s at for Jarvis (Landry) and myself of how this will all work out, I have a good feeling about it, you know?”
Beckham added that he is “more motivated” than ever before after his injury-hit first year in Cleveland.
“I think myself as well had a slice of humble pie this year, because I was hurt all year,” Beckham said. “I couldn’t really say I was hurt. I didn’t want to make it seem like I’m having an excuse, but I really couldn’t do what I wanted. I just couldn’t move the way that I wanted to, so I think that’s why I’m more motivated now than ever.”
A motivated Beckham should be good news for the Browns. He’ll be back there next year, though the organization is looking for more leadership on his part. If they get both motivation and leadership, it could be a big year for both Beckham and the Browns in 2020.