Odell Beckham has been doing a lot of talking lately as the NY Giants offense has struggled in the first few weeks of the seams and it seems like he’s putting pressure on Eli Manning to throw him the ball deep more often.
While speaking to the media yesterday, Beckham asked why he wasn’t been thrown the ball over 20 yards more.
Via Yahoo Sports
“How come we can’t throw the ball for more than 20 yards? How come we don’t attempt or try to throw the ball for more than 20 yards?,” he said. “Those are questions that we have to figure out, but for now I would say it’s our heart, it’s our energy. It’s what we bring when we line up before the game, all of that. It counts.”
In an interview with Josina Anderson that aired early this morning, Beckham didn’t defend his QB when asked if he was the problem for the team’s struggling offense.
“I don’t know,” Beckham said when asked if there was an issue at quarterback. “Like I said, I feel like he’s not going to get out the pocket. He’s not — we know Eli’s not running it. But is it a matter of time issue? Can he still throw it, yeah, but it’s been pretty safe and it’s been, you know … cool catching shallow [routes] and trying to take it to the house. But I’m, you know, I want to go over the top of somebody.”
Odell went on to say that he wasn’t sure he was happy in New York.
Still, he couldn’t say for sure whether he is truly happy in New York.
“It’s a tough question,” said Beckham, who makes his offseason home in Los Angeles. “Obviously, I love seeing the sunshine all the time. I love, you know, I love being in L.A. I just like that atmosphere, but this is where I’m at. I remember before games, I used to get that. I used to get butterflies, like good butterflies. I was anxious. And now when I step on the field, it’s something completely different. It’s not butterflies.
The Internet had some interesting reactions to Odell’s statements about his QB.
You can watch Odell’s full interview with Josina Anderson here.