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Author: Jon Kuzma
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After an off-season full of friction between the New York Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. it appears the two sides are finally starting to smooth things over. Giants Owner John Mara said he is “sick of answering questions about Beckham’s off the field behavior” but it appears New York is realizing how much of a setback it would be to lose their top receiver. Beckham is a big play waiting to happen and that’s something this offense desperately missed in 2017. Clearly Mara wanted to hold Beckham accountable for his actions (off-season partying) and we’ll see if number 13 for Big Blue tones it down a little bit? The good news for both parties is the fact that Odell Beckham Jr showed up to voluntary the team’s work out today and was looking to get better. New Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur certainly appreciated that and gave Beckham high praise. Shurmur stated that OBJ is a “professional and wants to to be great.” Which is some much needed positive feedback for the talented but unsettled WR. Overall though it feels like Beckham will remain with New York for the 2018 season but he’ll definitely be on a short leash. If there is anymore questionable behavior the Giants are going to part ways with him and try to get as much back as possible. Beckham needs to understand that loud and clear because if he lets his emotions get the best of him he is going to end up somewhere else. It feels like the former LSU alum wants to be in the Big Apple because New York serves as a huge platform for Beckham. Playing in New York City has certainly helped the 25 year old catapult himself into a global icon. Beckham has to understand this and keep his on eye on the prize. The only thing that should matter to the Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. is getting back to the playoffs.
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