Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. reacts to Myles Garrett incident
The end of the Thursday Night game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers was a bit shaky for everyone aware of what happened. The biggest story for Cleveland wasn’t quarterback Baker Mayfield’s three-touchdown performance or how the defense forced four interceptions and four sacks in the 21-7 victory over Pittsburgh.
Instead, it’s about the brawl that escalated between Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.
Garrett took off Rudolph’s helmet after the two got into a skirmish and then the Texas A&M product hit the second-year quarterback over the head with it. Every player on Garrett’s team referred to the actions of the former first overall pick as “inexcusable.” That includes star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who doesn’t consider this game a win for the team.
“For what direction we’re headed in, for this organization, it just was not where we’ve been going, and it does feel like we lost the game,” Beckham said per Pro Football Talk.
The entire melee is something of a black mark on the Browns team in their hope for a rebirth this season. It was a great performance that was highlighted by the defense that created takeaways. However, because of the actions of one high-profile player, the team will be stuck with that singular moment for the rest of their season.
You hate to see it for the Browns in their most promising season that’s been more downhill than anything. And it’s just another black eye to the team that will hurt them down the road.