After another frustrating New York Giants loss, Odell Beckham Jr. tells ESPN he isn’t “having fun anymore.”The New York Giants offense is broken, that’s abundantly clear at this point. With a trio of stud WR’s, Eli Manning and company just haven’t figured out how to get the ball moving. Only a quarter of the way through the season, Odell Beckham Jr. is voicing his frustrations publicly.
He told ESPN’s Anita Marks he’s none too happy with the Giants stagnant gameplan and “isn’t having fun” playing football.
Beckham has 22 receptions for 303 yards through four games, and has yet to find the end-zone. He led all receivers in TD grabs from 2014 to the start of this season.
Monday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings was another dink and dunk affair for Ben McAdoo‘s group. Eli Manning averaged an anemic 5.8 yards per attempt on 45 throws, and Beckham caught a career low three passes on nine targets.
Things just haven’t come together as Giants fans assumed they would. To be clear, Beckham Jr’s actions haven’t helped either.
He is undeniably talented, but he continues to have trouble keeping his composure on the field. His temperament is something teams are exploiting league-wide, and making him a weekly story.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) October 1, 2016
Beckham Jr. is toeing a dangerously thin-line at this point. Despite the fact he isn’t the main reason for Big Blue’s struggles- his penalties don’t help– he’s entering Terrell Owens territory in terms of public perception. For as great as T.O. was, his reputation for dividing locker rooms drove him from team-to-team and forced him out of the league prematurely. It’s too early to assume the worst for OBJ, but he isn’t trending in a promising direction.
Returns on McAdoo’s early tenure prove Tom Coughlin wasn’t the problem the past few seasons. The first-year HC was been dogged by public bickering, questionable play-calling and an undisciplined team.
McAdoo and the Giants brain-trust have to find a way to get things under control, and reigning in OBJ is as big a priority as any.