There is turmoil within the New York Giants. If you were to ask football fans in the Big Apple, it would be a common thought that the Giants would have the best record in the city, not the New York Jets. The lack of success within the team is not only felt by the fans, but also the players, specifically Odell Beckham Jr.
Prior to Sunday’s kickoff, an interview aired with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Odell, and Lil Wayne. Topics included the album for the rapper, both of them being products of Louisiana, but what grabbed all of the attention on football Sunday’s was OBJ’s perceived discontent with the state of the Giants.
Coming into Sunday the Giants were 1-3 (they lost to the Carolina Panthers later going 1-4), but Anderson asked were his and the team’s struggles due to quarterback issues. “I don’t know” was Beckham’s original response, however, it would soon go to another level.
“Like I said, I feel like he’s not going to get out the pocket. He’s not – we know Eli’s not running it,” Odell shared. “But is it a matter of time issue? Can he still throw it, yeah, but it’s been pretty safe and it’s been, you know … cool catching shallow and trying to take it to the house. But I’m, you know, I want to go over the top of somebody.”
Who knows how the words resonated in the locker rooms prior to kick off, but after the latest loss, Pat Shurmur did not seem pleased with his wide receiver’s televised message.
“I publicly declared that I didn’t agree with his comments and I asked anybody that was interested if they wanted clarification [to] go to Odell because he’s a big man,” Shurmur stated.
Shurmur also stated the locker room took care of the issue.
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When Beckham was asked about it he replied “I don’t regret anything” and “It’s been on my heart.”
Also in the clip, Odell expressed some discontent with leaving in New York City, that he and Weezy joked off with it being cold. Check out the full interview below.