Odell Beckham Jr just gave the brutal honest assessment of the New York Giants.
The Giants WR sat down with Josina Anderson ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers and gave his opinion on various issues surrounding the team, including the offensive struggles.
When asked if Eli Manning was the problem with the Giants offense, OBJ wouldn’t rule it out:
“I don’t know, 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.”
In addition to that, Beckham was also asked if he was happy in New York and he didn’t exactly say yes:
“It’s a tough question, 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.”
That’s not all, Beckham also questioned the heart and energy of the Giants, saying they aren’t playing with enough of it:
“So a lot of it has to do with the energy that we don’t have, that we don’t bring every single da and you know me. I’m a passionate, energetic person. I always have to have that. If I don’t, it’s gonna be a problem for me. And just playing with some heart. We just need to play with some heart. We’re only 1-3, you know. The year we went 11-5, we were 2-3. We ended up being 2-3 after five games. So you never know when you can go on a run.”
These comments didn’t sit well with Giants HC Pat Shurmur, who was reportedly “livid” with the situation, according to Jay Glazer:
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The Giants are facing a must-win vs Carolina on Sunday.