Odell Beckham Jr. sounds off on the Giants’ struggles
New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. calls out his offense and his team’s heart after their slow start at 1-3. Beckham said the Giants lack energy and that the offense can’t pass 20 yards down the field.
Frustrated with the Giants’ 1-3 start to the season, Odell Beckham called out his team’s effort. Beckham took a shot at specifically the passing game, questioning, “how come we can’t throw the ball for more than 20 yards?” Without saying any names, it’s obvious to many on who Beckham is calling out: his quarterback Eli Manning.
Maybe Beckham has a point. Maybe he doesn’t. But the stats speak for themselves. Going back to last season, the Giants are 4-16 in the last 20 games and much of the blame goes to the offense. Last season, the Giants were ranked 31st in total yards, with Beckham missing all but four games. Manning was even benched for the first time in his career last season due to poor performance. He was benched for borderline bust Geno Smith. Point being: maybe the 2-time Super Bowl champion Manning isn’t the quarterback he once was.
This season, the Giants offense was expected to be much better with Beckham coming back and Saquon Barkley in the backfield. But even with all the playmakers back on offense, New York is still struggling. The Giants are 25th in total yards, 21st in passing and bottom four in passing touchdowns with only four. To make matters worse, Beckham has yet to catch a touchdown despite his freakish talent and ability. Any caliber player of Beckham should not be scoreless a quarter of the season though.
Out of the first four games, the Giants have only scored over 20 once. It’s tough to win games when the offense struggles to put up points. The Giants are looking to turn their season around before it gets too late and to make the playoffs for only the second time since the 2011 season. It’s not hard to see the frustrations of Beckham.