You would think when a team re-signs a veteran player and makes him the highest paid wide receiver ever; they would want him to be, well, a veteran presence on the field with his vocal leadership and strong play.
Unfortunately—but certainly not surprisingly—that is not what the Giants have gotten from Odell Beckham Jr. who has basically done the opposite since signing his massive contract extension.
In fact, in the past few weeks, he has bad-mouthed his QB—who has led the team to a pair of Super Bowls—and walked off the field in the middle of a game.
Which is why the New York Giants have decided they now would like OBJ to do less of both—less talking off the field and less walking off the field.
Speaking at the NFL owners’ meetings on Tuesday, Mara shared some of his thoughts about his team’s 1-5 start and the drama that has come along with it. At one point, he made a comment about Beckham that translates to, “Shut up and play.”
“I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking,” Mara said.
Mara also said he did not talk to Beckham after his ESPN interview tossing star QB Eli Manning—and by star I mean star-uggling—under the bus, saying he thinks enough people talk to him.
Speaking of Manning, Mara emphasized that he knows Eli is the “punching bag” right now but said a lot of guys have to play better when the team is 1-5. “It’s not just him.”
Nope—in fact it’s actually the players that aren’t there.
You know like offensive line help you could have brought over if you hadn’t allotted $95-million to the world’s biggest cry baby.
Source: Larry Brown Sports
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