Cleveland Browns: 5 reasons Browns save season vs Bengals in Week 2

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3. Odell redeems himself

Are Browns fans souring on Odell Beckham Jr.? You better believe it. A poll conducted by 92.3 The Fan saw 60 percent of respondents favoring a trade of the one-time great.

And while Twitter isn’t the most scientific place to conduct a poll, it does speak to the fan base’s growing frustrations with Beckham. The Browns posted 25,000 pictures of OBJ making one-handed grabs throughout Training Camp, but when he needed to make a three-year catch with two hands, OBJ dropped the ball like it was on fire.

Beckham is still really fast, and he’s supposedly healthy, so I’m counting on the former Giant to redeem himself in Week 2.

Cleveland should have chances to hit on downfield plays, and if Beckham gets one-on-one coverage, he and Baker can make everyone forget about how ugly Week 1 was.

The key for the Browns will be getting Beckham the ball within the natural flow of the game. Forcing Beckham the ball is a detriment to the offense. When Stefanski started calling for it against Baltimore, it’s like the entire offense went in the tank.