Odell Beckham And The Bucs A “Romantic” Coupling?

November 5th, 2021

Football romance?

The very thought of Odell Beckham, football twin brother to fellow cancer DeSean Jackson, coming to the Bucs makes Joe want to toss up his coffee all over his keyboard.

It is an outrageous thought, bringing in a disruptive headcase like Beckham to a locker room fully intent on repeating as Super Bowl champions.

The only reason Joe is even typing this story is because of who is planting a seed of possibility that this could happen. The source is Pinellas County native Jeff Darlington of BSPN.

We all know Darlington has an “in” with the Tom Brady camp. That is well-documented. And virtually everything Brady does — including coming to Tampa Bay — was first reported by Darlington.

This morning in an appearance on “Stay in Bed,” Darlington advised Bucs and NFL fans it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Beckham could be wearing a Bucs uniform this season.

For those unaware, after trying to worm his way off the Browns’ roster for months, Beckham finally got his wish this morning. The Browns, a team with real dreams of postseason glory, rid themselves of the pain-in-the-arse.

“There is one romantic destination that I can’t get out of my head,” Darlington began. “And that is the Tampa Bay Bucs. I have never heard of another quarterback that Odell Beckham, Jr. respects and has aspired to play with than Tom Brady. …

“We should keep that in the back of our heads. He loves his roster. He loves his players. Scotty Miller is coming back. Antonio Brown is dealing with an ankle injury though. We will see how that all plays out.

“But keep in the back of your mind the fact that Tom Brady and Odell Beckham, Jr. have long aspired to play alongside one another.”

Well, romance and Beckham are about as far apart in Joe’s vernacular as romance and fantasy football (Joe’s concept of fantasy has absolutely nothing to do with football but everything to do with a sultry brunette and a private Caribbean island). “Romantic?” More like repulsive.

Look, Joe wants what is best for the Bucs. If the Bucs think this clown can help them in January and February, OK.  For a guy to weasel his way off a roster that has legit Super Bowl ambitions is a major air raid siren to Joe.

If Beckham really cared about winning, wouldn’t he have busted his tail for the Browns?

Yes, Joe knows Brady is the ultimate babysitter. He’s worked wonders with furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown, who pulled worse stunts than Beckham ever did.

Oh, and there’s the possibility Beckham could be shot physically.

If the Bucs do get Beckham, that tells Joe that Brown’s foot is way worse than the Bucs are letting on.

79 Responses to “Odell Beckham And The Bucs A “Romantic” Coupling?”

  1. Robert Says:

    Could he be our new #1?

  2. fartman Says:

    can he play corner?

  3. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe have you not seen the video he’s has been busting his tail baker is trash.

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    Looks very similar to Jackson was dealing with on the Bucs.

  5. David Says:

    Ridiculous. Why? They have Evans and Godwin and Miller coming back and Johnson and Brown returning in a few weeks and Gronk returning and OJ and Brate.

    Absolutely unnecessary.

  6. Joe Says:


    Real Joe’s last paragraph for your answer.

  7. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Robert – did your mom smoke crack when she was pregnant with you? I mean, the amount of brain damage one would have to have to come up with such an opinion……that’s the only thing I can imagine, is that you were a crack baby

  8. PassingThru Says:

    OBJ and Brady are buddies. But he won’t sign as the Bucs have Brown, Evans, Godwin, and Gronk on the roster.

  9. Tackleblockwin Says:

    He should go to the Jags. Give that rookie QB a much needed weapon.

  10. Duane Says:

    OBJ would only be worth it to keep him from an NFC opponent. He is not all that durable, and at this point in his career, would not even be one of our top 3 receivers. He couldnt help the Browns the last couple seasons when they desperately needed him, how would he make this team better?

  11. Casual Observer Says:

    Bucs don’t need him.

  12. Robert Says:


    it was medicinal

  13. Buc50 Says:

    The comment section should be great

  14. Medicated Pete Says:

    9 more game + playoffs = many more injuries so sign the clown for minimum wage & see what happens. Send Darden to practice squad where he belongs

  15. zzbuc Says:

    Hell no!!!

    Only if he can play CB!!!

  16. mark2001 Says:

    Hey Joe…remember AB? You never know how these guys will work out when playing with Brady.

  17. Beeej Says:

    ONLY if ME13 or Godwin or AB breaks a leg.

    Mebbe not even then

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    He’s a yawn, Brady spreads the ball around to much, last thing Bucs need is this whiny biache screaming for attention. He is toast.

  19. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Joe Says… “If the Bucs do get Beckham, that tells Joe that Brown’s foot is way worse than the Bucs are letting on”.

    No not really, what it would for sure say is OBJ is better than a 4th or 5th WR on the Bucs.

    If they can add him, then the Bucs get the school boy version of OBJ, in Bradys classroom. Believe me, he will come on the cheap for THIS season if he comes to the Bucs.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  20. Steven007 Says:

    Assuming he can still play, the Saints would have a much bigger need for OBJ than us. I think that would be far more likely to happen.

  21. anderson Fa Gonzalez Says:

    No thanks

  22. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Lets see, Mike and Chris, then AB and OBJ,

    I mean think about AB and OBJ as you 3rd and 4th WR’s.
    Yeah thats sounds like defensive coordinators nightmare lololololol

    Lets just increase the pick your poison offense for Defenses to deal with.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  23. Adrnagy Says:

    4 WR set every down. No defense can cover one on one.

    Licht make it happen.

    OBJ for at least half of season.

  24. StPeteBucs Says:

    OBJ would make an already lethal offensive attack completely unstoppable! This would be great, I don’t get the hate he gets outside of his diva personality he’s a good WR.

  25. Bobby M. Says:

    I didn’t think AB would ever be a Buc but here we are. At this point anything is possible but I imagine he wants to get to a big market. OBJ is big about his social media/brand. I could see a team like the Eagles, Raiders, Chargers appealing to him.

  26. PassingThru Says:

    Sure, OBJ would be a great addition, and he’s certainly better than Johnson or Miller (get serious). But from OBJ’s point of view, it doesn’t make sense. First, he wants to high-tail it out of Cleveland because he wasn’t getting the ball. He’s not getting the ball often in Tampa Bay, not when Evans, Godwin, Gronk, and (hopefully soon) Brown are on the roster. Second, OBJ needs to position himself for the next paycheck which means he needs catches, TDs, and yards. He has to defeat that narrative that he became a has-been in Cleveland, and demonstrate to GMs that he’s still a WR1.

  27. View from 132 Says:

    If he’s a replacement for an injured Antonio Brown, I’d buy this, but otherwise, not sure it makes sense. I did see a good breakdown on a Browns site of how many times he’s been wide open and ignored up there. Baker only seems to throw to him when he’s well covered. I don’t follow the Browns, but that seems odd.

  28. SB Says:

    OBJ drafted the same yr as Mike Evans.
    One is unemployed and one is on the path to the HOF!

  29. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Robert Says:
    November 5th, 2021 at 9:47 am
    Could he be our new #1?
    Dude, if you can’t figure out that this guy isn’t as good as the Bucs top 3, you really know very little about football.

  30. geno711 Says:

    @SB. Mike is amazing!

  31. David Says:


    Exactly. If AB is much worse than reported then it’s a possibility, otherwise I don’t think there’s a chance for it.

    Hell, the more opportunity to give Johnson the more he’s proven to be pretty good

  32. BerrickDrooks Says:

    OBJ > Cyril Grayson

  33. Chant Says:

    Just afraid the slimy saints or packers will get him. Even the rams.

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    I made the mistake of saying “heck no” to both AB and Gronk so I’m not going to say with any certainty. However, this makes zero sense to me on every front.
    OBJ is so overrated it’s ridiculous!

  35. Bucschamp Says:

    I don’t mind another weapon hehe.

  36. Buc4evr Says:

    OBJ but not DeSean. That would make our division opponents freak out. Do it Jason !

  37. Bird Says:

    Dog turd > Ndog

  38. #8 Says:

    I’d be fine with simply from a standpoint that another team wouldn’t get him.

    OBJ to Chiefs, Aint’s, etc would be bad for Bucs.

  39. MadMax Says:

    As long as hes cheap….fkn do it!

  40. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Never liked Beckham but it was obvious Baker wasn’t using him.

  41. Youngbucs Says:

    People saying we don’t need said the same thing about AB. Now you’re all losing it when he misses games. Always get better injuries happen have we not been paying attention. Dude was getting wide open with baker staring at him Tom makes those throws. If he’s cheap do it five wide will be unstoppable!

  42. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    if AB is hurt then yes but 31 teams got 1st shot before the bucs…..really like tyler johnson moving forward & if the bucs decide against paying Godwin next year then having OBJ on the cheap would be pretty great

  43. SlyPirate Says:

    DO IT!!!!!

  44. Joe in Michigan Says:

    BerrickDrooks Says:
    November 5th, 2021 at 11:14 am
    OBJ > Cyril Grayson
    Grayson has more TD catches.

  45. CleanHouse Says:

    Signing him would rev up Devin White and Fournette again for a playoff run, being LSU boys. They seem to group together in these situations and try to represent their school which is good for the Bucs.

  46. Sparky Says:

    @Dusthty Rhothdes He wouldn’t hit waivers, he’s a veteran.

    Part of the reason we are having success offensively is the lack of egos in the WR room. No one is complaining about lack of targets, or starting any drama. I’m surprised AB didn’t interfere with that, but I really don’t think adding OBJ would go nearly as seamlessly. At some point these guys realize there is only one football to share. We have other needs and limited funds, so this shouldn’t even be up for discussion.

  47. Bucfan81 Says:

    No way do we need this guy. We have some great WR even behind Evans, Godwin and AB. Just look at Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson and Darden. We need defense more than anything at this point. If we were going to make a move or spend money it should have been on a CB during the trade deadline.

  48. Craig Says:

    Too bad Brady doesn’t have bromances with defensive backs. That would be something we could really get behind.

    OBJ is too much of a Diva, and this team doesn’t need any distracting drama right now. They need to delve into the basics of football; proper tackling, avoiding penalties and such. OBJ would only make things worse.

  49. Buc king Says:

    It’s really as easy as this… what’s his price tag and can brady talk him into to taking the pay drop to finish out the year with us. If bradybwants him then he should get him. I would surround him with as many weapons as he needs. This locker room joy the same as the old Joe I don’t think 1 receiver energy can come in and effect what we have going. This is a more of a jump on the ship it leaving thing. Good thing about cheap signings if they don’t work out you cut them and lose no sleep. I think O’Dell is not a disruption like Jackson was cause Jackson thought he come here and get a bunch of targets. Odell would know he get 5 to 7 targets a game but brady will put it on his numbers. He may exp what Leonard fournette did at first but he will buy in for that ring and legacy if the team signs him. I mean do you honestly think the browns are contenders I think they have a good players but I don’t believe they have it in them to beat the top teams. If he felt a disconnect with his qb it was smart to cut his losses and play forba team who will respect what he brings…is he injury prone ..yes..is he outspoken..yes..does he desire winning..yes
    I believe change of scenery could fix a lot of that for him and we could use him at this point…Mike stays banged up..brown got a boot on…scotty good for a play or 2 to take the top off the def..Tyler Johnson has looked good at times…Darden is ehh at best right now…gronk is still banged up..oj is nothing to write home about..brave not getting the job done in my eyes…the run game is ok at best… imagine a line up with ab Evans Godwin and Beckham … 4 wide and spread them out…I personally see the rams as having are number. Their defense is by far out physical us every time we played. If that’s the nfc champ game I want as many healthy weapons atbaee disposable.
    They picked up von Miller with him Ramsey n Donald we need to take this opportunity and bring in beckham…if we let the saints get him we deserve what we get. I will lose respect for litch if he doesn’t pounce..
    Let Godwin n Beckham fight for the contract next year.

  50. Oneilbuc Says:

    OBJ is overrated Evans was the best receiver in the 2014 draft. OBJ had that 1 catch and they blew him up because he played in New York !! We don’t need him at all we have Mike Evans, AB, Gronk , Godwin , Howard who’s overrated as well it’s enough weapons here.

  51. Ron says Says:

    It definitely would be over kill having so many great options at receiver, but having a 4 receiver core of Evans, Godwin, Brown and OBJ running short and slanting route would allow quick and explosive plays to develop. OJB if he is smart would give this year’s earnings away to play with our team as it would afford him a way to show he is a team player and also allow him to showcase his explosiveness and adding a ring to his finger. This would allow him the ability to market himself next year and pick up experience playing with some of the best receivers in the world along with learning with Brady. Our house is full but it is a great place to come to for redemption.

  52. Adrnagy Says:

    Obj wants to be hump by brady. He will even take minimum

  53. MadMax Says:

    DO IT MR. LICHT!!!

  54. TampabayDJ82 Says:


    LMAO 🤣.. I LOVE THAT !!

  55. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The PROBLEM in Cleveland is Baker Mayfield! Steve Smith said so yesterday that he is the reason Odell Beckham wants out.
    Steve Smith told Baker Mayfield he is just an average QB, and I agree 100%.
    He also to Mayfield that he was the reason Odell wants out of Cleveland.
    That said, I am not excited at the possibility of getting him.
    I think he is over rated, plus he is a head case, 2 things we do not need.

  56. Rod Munch Says:

    Dexter Jackson came to a team with a then 22-year old QB running things. It’s hard at that age to ‘lead’ and be taken seriously. Nothing against Winston, but Brady is Brady, if OBJ acted up, he’s be out, immeditially.

    As for if OBJ is washed up, again, I’ll refer to Chris Simms who has a good track record on this stuff, and he says OBJ was not the problem, he was open again and again for big plays and Mayfield wasn’t even looking his direction.

    If the choice is OBJ or Cyril Grayson — gee, I wonder who I choose?

    Also we had this EXACT same conversation last year with the same people saying exactly the same things about AB.

  57. Rod Munch Says:

    Oh, and everything I wrote is all dependant on if Tom Brady wants him or not. If Brady doesn’t want him, then of course, no interest. If Brady wants every weapon ever, then you get him if you can afford him.

  58. DefenseWins Says:

    Joe is throwing crap up against the wall again.

  59. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Noooooo wayyyy. They basically told him to not come back. He’s that much of a headache.

  60. EIGHT ISLAND Says:

    People shut up I just a fan leave it to BUCS go back in your dog cage….SHUT UP BUCS FANS .

  61. SOEbuc Says:

    With that bike ride, I highly doubt AB is far from returning. The guy takes extreme care of his body and knows how to get in shape quickly enough to return from a sprained ankle.

  62. Jerry Says:

    Unnecessary. But many said the same thing last year when we picked up Brown. We ended up needing him.

    Joe is right though. If this happens then it signals Brown’s injury is a lot worse and the Bucs think he could be out for an extended time.

  63. Darin Says:

    Fantasy football time

  64. Joe Says:

    Joe is throwing crap up against the wall again.

    So you are saying Jeff Darlington never uttered what Joe quoted him as saying? Is the video also a piece of fiction?

  65. Buc50 Says:

    @Darin you can’t get all our players on one team unless there is collusion and that’s before OBJ.

  66. sasquatch Says:

    N N N O O
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  67. Buc92’ Says:

    How is Odell a headcase , how do u know he didn’t bust his tail ? Lol In fact he busted his knee for them .. Odell hasn’t been in trouble since his New York days stop it Joe… Y’all said this about AB now look … without AB the offense is a tier down .


  68. Jerry R Jones Says:

    Another DeSean Jackson attitude. Brady can’t be everyone’s counselor, or can he?

  69. Buc king Says:

    Those who oppose don’t understand football talent and match ups…
    What you want the bucs to hold on to money for what so the owners have another few mill to pocket….
    This is a no Brainerd move is beckham wants to be here you roll out the red carpet and slid him a playbook….
    Is Leftwich smart enough to gameplane with this many wide outs…
    Can Arians do something other then look like a hip Santa clause 🎅 on the side line.
    It be nice if he had more influence on the offense…we been lacking a wide out can stretch the field does anyone know if obj has burners?

  70. crazybucs_CL Says:

    this is a short run, 8 + playoffs; if rumors are true it tell us two things:
    1 – AB injury is more serious then we know.
    2 – TB12 is not happy with ME ups and downs.
    …and thirdly maybe, just maybe Gronk is out and retired for good(i hope not).
    so do it if you can, let not waste TB12 these 10-11 weeks, that we still have him.
    Forget the future years, our future is one and short, and that is NOW.

  71. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @”…After days of negotiations, the Cleveland Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. finally reached a settlement Friday that will result in him now being placed on waivers Monday, after which he can be claimed Tuesday at 4 p.m., league sources said…”
    maybe is possible after all…. who knows….

  72. alton d green Says:

    can he play safety or corner??? If so, sign him and his whiney ass Daddy tomorrow!!!!!!

  73. Kris Says:

    You talk s lot about Odell , I wonder if you have the nuts to come out from that rock you’ve been hiding under and say any of that unfounded trash to his face?! Odell has tried for 2 years in his prime and Baker Mayfield is a joke. He has all those weapons and how many times has he thrown for atleast 300 yards? What should Odell do waste his best years?

  74. Surfslowson Says:

    Antonio Brown was never a bad teammate, just stupid. What really has OBJ done? We happen to have the best WR group in the NFL and they are unselfish. OBJ would want out the first game Brady looks to better receivers namely Chris Godwin and Mike Evans.


    Defense!!! D,,,,fence. Defense!!! Do we need to say anymore.

  76. adam from ny Says:

    if they officially decide the defense sucks, which it currently sorta does, and it’s not going to be getting better any time soon, they might decide to add an extra layer of offense…

    and the goal will no longer be 35 points a game…

    it will be 42 points per game, as the average…

    and they will be satisfied with 40 points a game as the team average…




  77. richbucsfan Says:

    Not a chance. Bucs don’t have $7.5 million and don’t have a desire to inherit a cancer.

  78. CMONBUCS Says:

    Please god no. I watched obj drop so many passes this year. WE DONT NEED THAT

  79. brooks Says:

    Sign him!!
    We need receivers bad. Gronk is done. AB is ailing and after last week we only have one star receiver Godwin we need him desperately.