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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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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

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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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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.”

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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

Watch: Odell Beckham Jr . Sounds Off on Giants ' Offensive Woes, Overall Happiness in New York. In a two-part sit-down interview alongside rapper Lil' Wayne, Beckham gave a number of answers that will raise the eyebrows of Giants fans, most notably regarding his frustration with the

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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