Yes, the Seahawks have two very good receivers and other needs besides receiver. But Odell Beckham, Jr. going to the Rams is bad. I mean, Beckham could have signed nearly anywhere else and it would have been OK. But the Rams. That stinks.
I can already read on Twitter about how many Seahawks fans are glad Beckham wasn’t coming to Seattle. He gets “hurt too much.” One person on Twitter actually said that OBJ is a “ton of expired TNT.” Well, no. He isn’t. Beckham is still a very good receiver and don’t think for a second that in the Rams system he won’t be even better.
Rams coach Sean McVay is going to get the best out of Beckham. McVay knows how to put receivers in the best situations to succeed and Beckham will be moved around a bunch in the Los Angeles system. Beckham will be good there and the Rams will be better for having signed Beckham.
At least this year because the Rams can’t afford Beckham next year. And in three or four years when the Rams have an aging roster and no high draft picks they won’t look as good. But this is the NFL and there is nothing wrong with winning right now. That is what the Rams are trying to do – they already added edge rusher Von Miller recently – and the frustrating thing is sitting back and reading my computer screen and watching the Seahawks miss out on so many potential players.
Seahawks watch as Odell Beckham, Jr. signs with Rams
Richard Sherman? Nope. He went to the Buccaneers. Sherman would have made the Seahawks better.
Josh Gordon? Nope. He went to the Chiefs. Gordon has done next to nothing in KC so far but I have a feeling by the end of the year he is going to be productive.
But I have no doubt that Beckham is going to produce immediately and at a high level with the Rams. The Los Angeles system is a great fit for both player and team.
One thing I don’t understand is the 12s who see the Rams get Beckham and think Pete Carroll is to blame because he wants to run the ball too much. What? Have you not watched the Seahawks offense since 2015? Even with Russell Wilson missing nearly half the season so far the Seahawks are passing the ball 55.7 percent of the time. In 2020, Seattle (which some saw as too pass-heavy) threw the ball 57.8 percent of the time.
So, no. Receivers aren’t coming to Seattle because they think the team runs too much. And no, Beckham isn’t past his prime. He is 29 years old.
I didn’t really want Beckham coming to the Seahawks either as Seattle does have other needs. But Seattle clearly isn’t going to spend the $13.3 million in cap space it still has this season. They are holding onto their money. Maybe that is for a D.K. Metcalf extension but even with an extension, Seattle is going to have money left.
The concerning thing is, why are players not choosing the Seahawks anymore? And while Seattle is battling for a last playoff spot in 2021, they still get to play the Rams in week 15 and that game just got more difficult.