Cleveland Browns wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry yawned after big plays in their “Thursday Night Football” matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was done for a reason.
Because over the summer, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin faked a yawn after being asked about facing OBJ twice a season.
Lost tape from our Tomlin interview in Va. in July: Tomlin gives the yawn hand sign when I ask him about facing Odell Beckham twice a year. The message? We face great players often. pic.twitter.com/Wb3jVaJTsZ
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 2, 2019
During the 4th quarter, Tomlin and Beckham could be seen engaged in a conversation on the field.
Mike Tomlin & OBJ pic.twitter.com/6CvaVicYFK
— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) November 15, 2019
Days later, Odell has finally revealed what he and Tomlin said during that conversation.
“I said, ‘You disrespected me,’’’ Beckham told Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “I said, ‘You know who I am.’ And he said ‘I know who you are. That’s why we’re doubling you all game,’ and this and that.’’
Odell made sure to remind people that he was not disrespecting Tomlin.
“We were just talking,’’ Beckham said. “There’s never been no beef with me and no coach. We were just talking s—.’’