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Offbeat Odell Beckham Jr. says criticism revitalized Giants offense

15:30  11 october  2018
15:30  11 october  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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a close up of Odell Beckham Jr. in a blue shirt© Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A week ago, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was heavily critical of his team’s performance on offense. Now, even after their loss against the Panthers, Beckham believes his words have awoken a sleeping giant. At the very least, he doesn’t regret what he said.

“I don’t regret anything,” Beckham told ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. “I don’t regret anything that I said. If it took that for us to come together as a team like we did Sunday, I can take that every single time.”

The words certainly did spark the Giants offense, as Beckham threw a spiraling touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley to start. He would also haul in his first touchdown of the year from Eli Manning. The usually outspoken OBJ met with Manning and head coach Pat Shurmur addressing his previous comments, and eventually spoke to the entire team. Beckham said of his team meeting:

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  Watch: Odell Beckham Jr. head-butts, punches cooling fan amid sideline meltdown It was only a matter of time until Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. lost his cool during a game, and Thursday’s divisional showdown with the Eagles appeared to be that time. Beckham curiously stormed off the field by himself during the final seconds of the first half, rather than joining Eli Manning and the Giants offense. Manning threw a pass to Sterling Shepard, but OBJ was not on the field to see it, as he was already en route to the locker room.Not only that, FOX cameras picked up footage of Beckham beating up on a cooling fan in the third quarter. OBJ was on the sideline at the time, when he walked over to the fan and head-butted it.

Odell Beckham Jr . wondered in a recent ESPN interview why the New York Giants aren’t pushing the ball downfield. And while New York’s offensive line, in particular tackle Erick Flowers, has been a frequent punching bag over the last couple of years, that group is getting better, or at least was better

Criticizing his teammates, Beckham said the Giants ' 1-3 start was due to a lack of energy and heart. “A lot of it has to do with the energy that we don't have, that The three-time Pro Bowl receiver slightly hedged his criticism , pointing out that when the Giants went 11-5 in 2016 they began the season 2-3.

“It was very receptive. I’m happy I did because there was a part of me that was a little reluctant or didn’t want to because it was a tough position. It was a hard thing to do. It was part of the growth process I’m going through. And if I could do it all again I would do the same thing.”

Shurmur adds that his issues with Beckham are now resolved, and now he just wants the entire team to move forward, as he told Raanan:

“Alright, listen, I’m going to answer all the drama questions right now and I’m going to go back to what I said. I addressed it with Odell…with our team. I publicly declare that I didn’t agree with his comments and I asked anybody that was interested if they wanted clarification to go to Odell because he’s a big man. Now, I’m not going to give the public a pound of flesh on this, alright. That would make me small not strong.”

Pat Shurmur explains why Odell Beckham Jr. left field before halftime

  Pat Shurmur explains why Odell Beckham Jr. left field before halftime New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has Odell Beckham Jr.’s back. Shurmur was asked after the Giants’ 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night why Beckham left the field early before halftime. Shurmur said that Beckham left the field to get an IV because he was dehydrated. Pat Shurmur’s explanation for Odell Beckham’s early first-half exit: He needed an IV #Giants pic.twitter.com/FifXOvTbRk — Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) October 12, 2018Beckham did the same thing in the team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers the week before. The TV announcers for that game said Beckham went into the locker room early before halftime because of dehydration issues.

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . questions Eli Manning, Giants ' offense . Criticizing his teammates, Beckham said the Giants ' 1-3 start was due to a lack of energy and heart. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver slightly hedged his criticism , pointing out that when the Giants went 11-5 in

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However, the Giants are still just 1-4 on the season despite OBJ’s criticism. But they are coming off their best offensive performance of the season. That said, it didn’t mean much in the end as Graham Gano’s 63-yard field goal sunk them with the seconds ticking down. But if it means the Giants get their act together for the rest of the season, so be it. After all, the NFC East looks pretty wide open this season.

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