CLEVELAND — Over the course of the past few weeks, there has been plenty of talk about Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s production -- or lack thereof.
Prior to the Browns' Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Beckham appeared to acknowledge -- and dismiss -- the noise.
As he often does, the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver seemed to send a message with his pregame footwear. On Sunday, Beckham's cleats -- his signature Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 'OBJ Uptempo' -- were covered in the words "blah, blah, blah," a possible nod to the nonstop noise that often surrounds him.
After missing the first two weeks of the 2021 season as he continued to recover from a torn ACL, Beckham made his season debut with five catches for 77 yards in a Week 3 win vs. the Chicago Bears. Since then, however, the LSU product has caught a total of four passes for 47 yards in a Week 4 win vs. the Minnesota Vikings and a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Speaking to reporters this week, Beckham acknowledged his desire to be more involved in the Browns' passing attack.
"I can't sit here and lie like I don't want the ball," Beckham said. "They don't pay [Brooklyn Nets All-Star guard] James Harden for his defense. He's a shooter. I feel like I'm a shooter."
"I know that I bring a lot of attention to defenses on the other end and other people are going to be open. You just got to live with that."
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