Beckham is making the normal big plays fans have been accustomed to see during drills and play on the field, but is also taking time to work with teammates, such as Sterling Shepard, whenever there is a break in the action, or a free moment.
“Most of the time, it’s about technique or what I was thinking on some route or what he was thinking,” Shepard said of Beckham, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. “Or whatever is coming up in the script and what we’re excited for. We’re always picking each other’s brain. I’m always picking his brain, for sure, trying to see what he is thinking or what he thought about whatever just happened or I just did.”
Even Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has noted that obvious passion Beckham has for the game of football.
“I see what I expected to see when we started to communicate back in February,” Shurmur said.. “This guy loves to play football, he trains extremely hard, he’s totally engaged in the meetings behind the scenes, the things that the world is not aware of, and he’s got a lot of passion for the game. We were just out in a walk-through and I saw three or four times when he was talking to different players about certain techniques within the play. That’s all good stuff.”
Giants wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert is also raving about Beckham’s impact.
“The fact is that he is talking ball a lot,” Tolbert said. “Sometimes you think guys don’t like to talk ball when they are in there, but you see him going over stuff and talking ball with other guys. Talking about different plays, talking about different techniques. ‘How can you do this better, how can you do that better?’
“That’s what the great ones do. They sit back and not only do it on the field, but when they are off the field, they are looking at somebody else and seeing how they can do this better or that better. He talks ball a lot when he is not in there.”
“He’s probably the best teammate I’ve been around as far as getting good feedback,” Giants cornerback Eli Apple said. “After the play, we always talk about our techniques and what we did on this play to change things up and keep each other on our toes. So it’s good feedback all the time.”
Browns’ Jarvis Landry Lobbying for team to Trade for Odell Beckham Jr.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is lobbying the team to trade for his close friend Odell Beckham Jr. who is currently involved in lengthy contract discussion with his current team, the New York Giants.
“If things like that are able to happen and the team can make it happen, then why not?” Landry said, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He definitely would be [up for it]. He would be.”
Landry added that Beckham “definitely” would be open to playing in Cleveland.
Landry and Beckham were teammates with LSU from 2011-13.
Giants’ Teddy Williams Requests Release
Williams, 29, still wants to continue his playing career, but is seeking a new opportunity with another team and is expected to be granted his release by the end of the day on Monday.
Williams was one of the players who have ties to Giants general manager Dave Gettleman from their time with the Carolina Panthers, where Williams mostly played on special teams in 2015 and 2016.
Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. Negotiating New Contract This Week
The New York Giants are set to being negotiations with All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract, this week, according to ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan.
Beckham will earn $8.46 million after the Giants picked up the fifth-year option on his contract, but the organization is hoping to work out a new, long-term deal with the franchise cornerstone, as Giants co-owner John Mara stated recently.
Mara recentlly said that the two sides would begin negotiating “sooner rather than later.”
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