Legendary Giants receiver Amani Toomer is frustrated with Odell Beckham Jr., thinks he can be ‘so much better.’
It seems one of the best receivers in Giants history is being criticized by arguably the best Giants receiver of all time. Well, not criticized, but more or less motivated.
Speaking with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, retired Giants receiver Amani Toomer had some things to say about Odell Beckham Jr. Toomer is a fan of Beckham and what he’s done, however, believes the stand-out player could be a lot better than he already is.
“I want him to break all my records and that stuff,” Toomer said. “I just feel like he has a great opportunity and I don’t know if he’s realizing it. His full potential. We know he’s good and we know he’s doing well, I think he just should be better. That’s just what I see. As good as he is, as great as he is, he can be better. I love Odell, I think he’s a great player,” Toomer said, “but I think he could be so much better. That’s what frustrates me about him.”
Toomer holds the Giants’ franchise record with 668 receptions. Beckham is currently fourth on that list with 390. Essentially, OBJ is on pace to shatter Toomer’s record, and numerous other Giants records as well. Toomer is rooting for him to do so and pointed out a specific play he didn’t like from Beckham in the Giants 30-27 win over the Bears last Sunday.
On the play, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw an interception on a slant route to Bears defensive back Kyle Fuller. However, Toomer blames Beckham over Manning, whom Toomer played with for five seasons.
“It was a slant, that’s what it looked like,” Toomer said. “And [Beckham] just didn’t cross the guy’s face. He just kinda stopped. I wouldn’t say it was Eli’s fault.”
As a retired receiver, and arguably the best in Giants history, Toomer should be hard on Beckham. He contains the skill set and knowledge of the game to be one of the best to ever do it.
Beckham’s numbers have been good through 12 games this year, with 77 receptions, 1052 yards, and six touchdowns. However, they could be and should be better.