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Odell Beckham gives Brady GOAT cleats, praises Belichick after loss to Pats

Odell Beckham Jr. proved to be a man of his word, as the Cleveland Browns wide receiver gave Tom Brady a pair of custom goat-haired GOAT cleats after Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots.

Beckham also made sure to pay tribute to Bill Belichick, who earned his 300th career victory with Sunday’s win at Gillette Stadium.

Last week, Beckham revealed that he intended to give Brady the oddly styled GOAT cleats. Incidentally, although not all that surprising, the Browns wideout also revealed he happens to own a pair of the goat-haired cleats as well.

On Sunday, though, it was time for Beckham to present a pair to Brady.

Brady said on Monday morning that he certainly appreciated the unconventional gift.

“I have them. That was pretty cool,” Brady said on “The Greg Hill Show,” per WEEI. “That was very, very nice of him,” Brady said. “It’s pretty unique. I have never had anyone do that for me. It was very thoughtful. I certainly appreciate it.”

The Patriots, as expected, dispatched the struggling Browns with relative ease, and Beckham had nothing but praise for Belichick after the game in light of the legendary head coach’s remarkable career milestone.

“I saw that and I didn’t want him to have his 300th on us,” Beckham said, per NESN. “But he did have it. He’s a phenomenal coach. I was looking at Don Shula, I don’t know how many wins he has, and I’m thinking, ‘Is Belichick trying to surpass that?’ And I just didn’t want to give him the 300th win today. But he went out and got it. He’s a phenomenal coach. You could argue he’s the best ever.”

The Browns, despite being hailed as a team on the rise ahead of the season, have been a disappointment to the tune of a 2-5 record. While the team was not expected to walk out of Gillette Stadium with a win over the dominant Patriots, the underwhelming performance showcased the issues hampering the Browns’ drive for a postseason berth, something that seems less likely with each passing week.