Rodney Harrison blasts Odell Beckham Jr. saying he should ‘shut up and play’
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. recently made headlines with his lofty goals of becoming the new New England Patriots. It appears his comments did not sit well with former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison.
Beckham has since clarified his comments saying that the Patriots are what the Browns are aspiring to be. Regardless, Harrison did not hold back on the star wideout during an appearance on 92.3 The Fan
“I think the first thing they have to do is if they want to be like the Patriots, they have to shut up. You don’t need Odell Beckham talking, talking about he’s trying to be like the Patriots. Just shut up and play, okay?,” Harrison said.
Harrison’s comments come off a bit harsh considering Beckham attempted to downplay them shortly thereafter. Regardless, they hardly come as any surprise considering former Patriots’ players have a tendency to sound off any time their team is mentioned. Harrison was one of the most ferocious defensive players of his time and it is clear that he did not take kindly to Beckham’s aspirations.
While it is easy to see why he may have had a problem with the initial comments that were made, there is no issue with a young team like the Browns wanting to emulate a team as successful as the Patriots. Their dynasty is on the cusp of going two decades strong with no signs of slowing down. During that time, Cleveland has been on the opposite end of the spectrum as one of the worst teams in the NFL. Fortunately, their recent influx of talent has clearly ushered in a new level of confidence for the franchise.