Did Tom Brady Do Enough To Lure Odell Beckham Jr.?

November 6th, 2022

Word broke before today’s Bucs-Rams game that talented free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham will be cleared to play football later this week.

Beckham, 30, won a ring with the Rams last season but it’s unlikely he’ll want to play for them considering they’ve got a 3-5 record in a tough division. The Packers (3-6) sure could use him, but like the Rams, they’ll need a miracle finish to make the playoffs.

OBJ is still beloved in New York, where the Giants (6-2) could use a jolt. But Joe’s thinking tonight about the first-place Buccaneers. Yeah, they’re 4-5, but they lead the NFC South and they’ve got Tom Brady. And Brady and OBJ have a relationship.

Unless Rob Gronkowski will return or Adrian Peterson can run for 3 1/2 yards per carry, OBJ may be the only remaining all-in play on the board for the Buccaneers.

And it’s still supposed to be an all-in season.

It could be argued that the Bucs don’t need Beckham, Joe supposes. But when you consider Julio Jones was off the field in crunch time tonight (and he was wearing a helmet and it appeared he was trying to get in the game) and Brady was targeting Scotty Miller and Cade Otton with the game on the line, maybe there’s room for Beckham. Breshad Perriman isn’t helping at this point and the offense is poor.

If the Bucs had lost today, then Joe would call them out of the OBJ hunt, but they should be at least talking to his agent. Maybe he can live at Brady’s Davis Islands bachelor pad.

26 Responses to “Did Tom Brady Do Enough To Lure Odell Beckham Jr.?”

  1. Lazul Capital Says:

    Let Otton cook

  2. Destinjohnny Says:

    Due to missing on Robert and Luke
    And Shaqs not any good
    TB has no time to throw and we can’t run
    It’s not desirable

  3. Leighroy Says:

    OBJ doesn’t play OL and isn’t a burner. Another WR is like 10,000th spoon when all we need is a knife.

  4. Leighroy Says:

    Also, whether it is play calling or Brady being too spooked this team doesn’t throw middle or deep routes anymore. Signing OBJ would be futile if you’re not gunna throw the ball deeper than 8 yards.

  5. Sal Says:

    OBJ ain’t coming here #!!

  6. Hail2dabucs Says:

    Well after me13 dropping balls for weeks & frigging scotty Miller can’t handle pressure & that number 6 is a joke and someone that I just watched trip over the grass and come up so slow , we could use obj ! We also could use 2 or 3 good DE’s & about 3 to 4 offensive lineman that can pass & run block .

  7. Your Mom Says:

    My guess is OBJ catches that TD pass that Miller jumped up to bounce off his helmet.

    If you had to release Miller or Perriman to make room for OBJ, how is that not a slam dunk upgrade?

  8. Redeemer Says:

    Agreed boys, OBJ isn’t solving anything on offense. He blew out his knee in what Feb.? Look at Godwin, nowhere close to the player from last year, with 2 extra months of rehab. Depends on what he’s asking for I suppose. I’ve heard he wants a long term commitment. Nope. Move along OBJ.

  9. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I think if we win next week, Gronk comes back. That’s a game changer. Blocking becomes much better, Brady’s favorite target and what he brings to the locker room.

  10. DungyDance Says:

    Bills more likely his landing spot. The better question is whether this is the spark to lure Gronk back.

  11. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Can OBJ play running back? We can run him up the middle on first down.

  12. Buddha Says:

    OBJ have the same injury as Godwin, who you can see is not fully recovered. He will not be an asset this year.

  13. Redeemer Says:

    If Brady has a healthy, in shape Gronk. they win this game going away. They can’t stretch the middle. everything is so congested.

  14. LOL Says:

    Julio has a torn PCL. Get help 🙏

  15. steele Says:

    I agree with Buddha. OBJ and Godwin, similar and both not 100%.

    There are more pressing needs.

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    If you can get Evan’s, Godwin, Gage & Jones on the field at the same time that’s a great receiving core. The problem is you can’t. I’m pretty critical on wr that drop balls but I am giving Evan’s a pass, he got popped hard by the defenders early and got right back in the game. He’s like Brady, in it for the long haul.

  17. FortMyersDave Says:

    If the Bucs make a play of OBJ it will be after the game in Munich and only if they manage to win. The early line is Bucs -1.5, double checked and not a typo, I suspect that it will shift to the Hawks by 2.5 or so soon enough but not sure if it will go to the magic number of 3. Bucs seem like prime candidates for trap games as favorites, big or small, being exposed in straight up losses to Pitt, Carolina and Baltimore plus not covering vs the ATL in a win or KC in a loss. Rams game was a push.

    So the trend is to bet against the Bucs and remember: the Bucs have never won a game in the UK or Europe, they are never prepared and the Glazers, like Kahn and the Jags, always give up a home game to go overseas, likely for the coin, even though it is an advantage for the away team, in this case Seattle. Tough to see Tampa at 5-5 but Seattle has to travel even further than the Bucs so anything is possible, even an OBJ signing if they do win.

  18. ScottyMack Says:

    Seattle may not be as good as their record seems to indicate. They lost to Atlanta and lost to New Orleans – both teams the Bucs beat. Their supposed “quality” wins were against the Chargers and Giants. Game is pretty much a toss-up.

  19. LakelandSteve Says:

    I don’t know how we could land OBJ but I think we sure could use him with Not really being able to count on Julio. Evans is obviously banged up again as he didn’t really do much after he got his ribs crunched on that first period catch.

  20. BuckyDent Says:

    Does anyone actually like Jenna Laine? Even the players are so done with answering her repetitive and drawn out questions

  21. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Your Mom Says:
    “My guess is OBJ catches that TD pass that Miller jumped up to bounce off his helmet.”

    Miller’s rookie bad habit of jumping off the ground when he doesn’t need to reared its head. That should have been caught just above eye level if he kept running instead of that hop.

  22. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    OBJ = shiny object

    It would do much more good to sign Tretter or Suh.

  23. Joe Says:

    Miller’s rookie bad habit of jumping off the ground when he doesn’t need to reared its head.

    And take a guess who made sure he stopped that crap? Hint: It’s not like Byron Leftwich and the other coaches didn’t hear him cuss out Miller for doing that.

  24. Randall Says:



    Sorry, but we are never gonna replace AB. Not happening.

    We’re stuck with what we got.

  25. Jack Sparrow Says:

    OBJ will probably just milk the Bucs with a couple of millions of dollars just like Julia and Gage. Brady needs a blocker to give him extra time to check on his receivers and give time for the receviers to get open.

  26. The Dave Says:

    No, not OBJ. He and Fournette would take us down the WE WANT THE BALL MORE road. Leftwich needs to run some pick plays and stop getting our guys killed over the middle. An OL would be awesome, but we need to just wait for Jensen. Him calling protections and his attitude out there would be a catalyst. Gronkowski ain’t coming back. Otton can be a poor man’s Gronk for the rest of the year, he has some talent. 9-8 wins the division for us, and if we get Jensen back, and healthy at WR, we have a chance. A 9-7 Giants team upset the undefeated Patriots, remember. We just need to get in the dance and peak at the right time.