Since the disappointing season-opener loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns have shifted into high gear in the right direction. The Browns have rattled off three straight wins that have them in a promising position after the first month of the season. Following the Week 4 win over the Dallas Cowboys, star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has more reason to love about his team’s strong start.
Browns continue hot start to the 2020 season
The Browns kept the ball rolling in Week 4 action against the struggling Cowboys with an impressive road win.
Cleveland took advantage of Dallas’ defensive woes with a stellar all-around offensive outing. The Browns held firm control behind their balanced attack with 508 total offensive yards, behind a season-high 307 rushing yards.
Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. continued his dominance against the Cowboys as he had 154 total yards that included five catches for 81 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He capped off his stellar outing with a 50-yard touchdown run on a reverse to seal the win.
Following the game, Beckham Jr. got even more news that he loves to hear from the Browns moving forward in 2020.
Browns are planning to get Odell Beckham Jr. more involved
The Browns have gotten off to a promising start to begin the 2020 season, which has seen their offense have plenty of success.
One of the areas that the team has seen some improvement is Odell Beckham Jr.’s involvement in the game plan. With Beckham Jr. putting up a stellar outing against the Cowboys, head coach Kevin Stefanski has voiced that he will get his star wideout more involved in the offense earlier in games. (H/T Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk)
“I’ve got to do a better job of getting him involved early,” Stefanski said. “I feel like I can do better. He’s somebody that can really affect the game, whether you throw it to him or hand it to him. We just want to be really mindful of that. Really in every game, but it felt like on that turf [in Dallas] his speed would show up.”
When healthy, Beckham Jr. has proven to be one of the most dynamic offensive talents in the league. He has big-play ability that shifts the tide favorably in the Browns’ favor as he did against the Cowboys.
His first two seasons have featured many ups and downs, but it’s clear the Browns want to make a prominent part of the offense moving forward.
Cleveland eyeing to keep it moving forward
The last two seasons have seen varying types of hype around the Browns due to their talent on the roster.
Cleveland fell well short of that in 2019, but outside of a discouraging season-opener loss to the Baltimore Ravens this year, they have played well. The team has moved forward with a balanced offensive game plan with their running game leading the charge.
The loss of Nick Chubb due to injury is a significant blow, but Kareem Hunt has proven that he’s more than capable of stepping into a primary role. Hunt brings another element to the offense that takes off the pressure on Baker Mayfield to guide the offense forward with his arm. With that balanced attack, comes a more effective passing game where Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are more impactful factors.
There will be challenges ahead, where Mayfield will have to guide the offense with his production when the running game struggles. Ultimately, Cleveland is in position to make a strong push toward the playoffs; it’s on them to continue to take strides forward offensively.