Odell Beckham Jr. has a point
Former New York Giants and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has come out and indicated how he felt during his final years of his time in the Big Apple.
For one thing, Beckham says he’s never said anything bad about former Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning. He was instead frustrated that New York never built the right team around him and in turn piled up losing seasons.
“I will tell you where I ran into trouble,” Beckham told the “All Things Covered” podcast. “I felt like they never put people around Eli. I know I got a lot of [expletive] when I talked bad on Eli and I never once said a bad thing. If anything, I just speak the truth. The only thing I can look back on and be like ‘Man, I regret saying that’ is saying he’s not the same player even though it’s the truth.
“It bothered me because they never built around him and we were just drafting, but we were just drafting and not building an organization and a franchise. My frustration grew because it was another 5-11 and 5-11 and we were just never good. Even the year we were 11-5, the defense was holding teams to 10 points a game and we were only good because of the defense. My frustrations grew and I felt like they weren’t growing and I had wanted more.”
I can’t imagine that anyone in the media and even Giants’ fans would disagree with Beckham. Former general manager Jerry Reese did a horrible job of building a contender around Manning, other than adding Beckham. Which is of course why Reese ended up getting fired.
The problem with Beckham is that unfortunately he was too outspoken and you can’t be like that in a huge media market like New York City where you will be ripped apart by reporters.