Beckham stays vocal.
Odell Beckham Jr. threw his quarterback, Eli Manning, under the bus in an interview this past week. Lil Wayne and Beckham were interviewed by ESPN's Josina Anderson, and the talented wide receiver didn't seem too pleased with Manning's play. "I don't know," Beckham answered when asked about quarterback issues. "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." After the Giants' 33-31 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Beckham claimed he didn't regret his comments.
As reported by ESPN, Beckham stated, "I don't regret anything," after the loss. "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." To be fair, the Giants did play better this week, and Beckham's statements may have helped. "It's been on my heart," he continued. "And I think all the stuff that was built up inside, it just kinda -- it came out in the wrong way. And I texted [Shurmur], and I asked if I could have a minute to just talk to the team, because I feel like if we're not all on the same page ... if it's not authentic and real, and we can all understand each other, then there's always gonna be miscommunication. So to be able to do that was big for me. I was nervous to get up there and -- these are your brothers you see every day; but once you're up there in front of all of 'em, it's a little nerve-racking. So I'm just excited about the way we pulled together. Like I said, we came up short; but we fought [Sunday]."