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Odell Beckham Jr. Thinks New York Giants’ Offense Will Be One of Best in the League

August 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Doug Rush

With Odell Beckham Jr. now back in pads and practicing for the New York Giants after a nagging hamstring injury kept him on the sidelines for the better part of three weeks, he's now making his presence felt … especially with his words

The Giants' first-round pick, who was brought in to be the much younger and hopefully better replacement option to the departed Hakeem Nicks that had two lackluster seasons following Super Bowl XLVI, feels that the Giants not only will have a good offense, but one of the better units in the entire league.

"It has potential to be, if not the best, one of the best in the league if you have a receiving corps like we do and a great quarterback along with the backfield and the tight ends and much improvement from the offensive line," Beckham Jr. stated. "I don't see anything but being one of the best in the league this year."

After last year, fans might hear those words and grumble especially after the year the Giants had, but that team is long gone now, as was the former offensive coordinator of that group in Kevin Gilbride and now in is Ben McAdoo, so there could be some hope that he brings some of the innovative ideas and winning magic from the Green Bay Packers that he got from Mike McCarthy and brings them to New York and for Eli Manning.

Thus far, the Giants offense hasn't exactly been lighting it up on the scoreboard; 37 points in two games, but with a new offense being ran by a different coordinator, it's going to take some time to get fully adjusted to everything, which is what the preseason is for anyway.

"The biggest challenge is time," McAdoo said Tuesday, speaking for the first time at training camp. "Some things happened the other night for the first time for these guys. The first time they saw certain looks. You just have to teach off of it, they have to grow and learn and you have to move on. Obviously when you take a look at the first four drives from the last game, we didn't have much rhythm.

"We didn't execute the way we're capable of . . . we didn't have a chance to throw the ball on the first four drives, but we're not going to walk around with our heads down because of it."

If anything, the best thing the Giants offense can do is cut down on the turnovers; Manning had a career high 27 interceptions last season (although a good portion of them can be faulted for his teammates not doing their jobs) and thus far, the quarterback himself has only had one with no interceptions, so that is at least a step in the right direction. Cutting down the turnovers can go a far way into making sure the Giants offense, which in 2012 was ranked extremely high, can be much better in 2014 after a disastrous 2013.

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20 Responses to “Odell Beckham Jr. Thinks New York Giants’ Offense Will Be One of Best in the League”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    I guess I’ll just keep repeating this:

    The defense and special teams will be strong in 2014. The offense needs time to come together and expecting that before they’re about a month into the season is asking an awful lot. Patience will be needed.

    •  BigBlueGiant says:

      Yup. We’re gonna experience some growing pains for sure.

      And in all honesty, i still believe that our defense starts with our pass rush, and I’m still not sure what to think of that yet.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    When Antrel Rolle says the defense is as good as any he’s seen, I take what he says seriously.

    When Odell Beckham says this will be one of the best offenses in the league I say to myself “He’s a rookie and doesn’t know squat.” Maybe this will be a good offense, but how would he know? And his credibility taakes a bit of a hit when he includes tight end as a strength.

    •  James Stoll says:

      Odell sounds like he’s hanging around with JPP

      the kid hasn’t even practiced yet, let alone played
      and what exactly is theis WR unit?
      I suggest we don’t know
      but if he’s lauding our TE’s well then we know he’s one random test away from a 4 game suspension

      •  rlhjr says:

        That is LMAO funny Jim. Beckham is a kid towing the company line.
        But it’s good that he’s confident. One thing is for sure. I don’t think the offense (once it takes shape) will be predictable.

        Teams will have to throw out the “BOOK” on the Giants.
        There is imagination afoot in this offense

        But the key is offensive line play and better than average tight ends. Those things will free receivers and backs to do damage with YAC.
        The tight end keeps the middle defense honest.

        It gets shot to hell however, without sound tight end play and solid offensive line unit. They have some work to do. But they have some time.
        Bottom line next draft LOT, DE, TE no excuses.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    Repost:

    GOAT56 says:
    August 13, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    Calm down on the OL. The OL was an issue but to me while everyone wasn’t great their has been one leaky area and that’s LT. Brown won’t be starting and I’m not sure is even a lock on this team. Beatty will play next game. His recovery is actually ahead of schedule. He’s been practicing but the plan just like with McBride was to not play him the first 2 preseason games. Beatty has held up well in practice and at worse is a clear upgrade over Brown.

    We have been playing with 4 new starters and 3 once Beatty returns. The hole interior is new. It will take time to build chemistry. The OL is more about chemistry than pure talent. This will take time. This unit probably won’t be great right away while they get use to playing with each other. The good thing is the first unit has been practicing together for a few weeks now.

    i think part of the reason the OL was left together past it’s prime is that some underestimate the value of chemistry on an OL. We had that so I don’t think TC and company wanted to tear things apart unless they absolutely had to. They did so now we have rebuilt the OL. While the talent is there, we have to give it some time to gel.

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    James Stoll says:
    August 13, 2014 at 9:09 AM
    you may be right, but it is tough maintaining that view when what you get treated to on the field is something entirely different

    that said, I look at this week against Indy as the first true measure.
    The starters will play the entire first half. They should get 4 to 5 series
    they are going against a playoff calibre team

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  4.  JT Jumbo says:

    I can’t blame the players for being optimistic but let’s be real Odell. As long as TC is head coach, this will be a team that is satisfied with a 3 point lead. If we had Sean Payton or Belichek as head coach, Eli would have the stats to back his titles. Because of the Giants conservative nature, we won’t have a top offense. They do the small enough to win a game. Saints or Patriots will pour it on after being up 21, while the Giants will sit back and attempt run the clock down while up 3 (the main reason the Eagles won that DeSean Jackson punt return TD game)

    •  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

      Nah! That punt sucked big time and was supposed to go OOB.

      •  JT Jumbo says:

        They were up 17 points, had they not been conservative and went 3 and out 4 times in the last quarter it would not have come down to a punt

  5.  BillyS says:

    I’m all for a player being confident, but only if they’re also realistic. Talking about our TEs as if they’re a strength makes no sense. Plus he’s barely even done anything more than catch passes from the jugs machine. Let’s listen to the vets since they’ve been here before and really know what’s coming on. ODB will get his chance in the future, but for now he just seems like he’s talking because he was excited someone put a mic in front of his face.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    GOAT, we all know that chemistry on the O-line is important, but chemistry without talent is just not good enough.

    I think everyone among us thinks that Pugh is talented, that Schwartz is at the very worst good enough to play decently (and probably much better than that), and that between Walton and Richburg we have a quality center (though, if it winds up being Richburg he’ll make some rookie mistakes). That leaves a lot of questions. Is Mosley good enough? I think he will be, but there isn’t enough evidence yet. If he isn’t then can Jerry be the answer? He was okay in Miami but wouldn’t be mistaken for a Pro Bowler by anyone. So there is at least a question at right guard, though I think there will be a good enough answer one way or the other. That leaves left tackle, and depth, as very legitimate concerns.

    Despite your assurances, no one here has ANY idea whether Will Beatty’s 2013 was indicative of his future play or not. If it is we are in deep trouble because there is no one behind him who can play the position. We’d either have to make a late shift of Pugh to Eli’s blind side (when he has not had any practice there at all so would be mediocre at best) or grab someone from among other teams’ late cuts and hope he can learn the offense within a month while holding the fort until then with Beatty and not having Eli take many deep drops (and when he does always leaving someone back to help out on the left side if a defender gets past Beatty or pushes him back right toward Eli). It would be ugly.

    And besides the loser of the battle for center (Walton or Richburg) and Jerry, we do not appear to have any real quality depth. That means health along the O-line will be critical. Maybe one of these no-names will turn out to be a decent tackle who could substitute for a few quarters or games, but if we have to depend upon players beyond our starters at tackle for very long I think we’re in desperate straits.

    So, yeah, chemistry is critical, and needs to be built. But first we have to see if Mosley, Jerry and Beatty are talented enough to be worth having in the mixing flask. Getting the molecular bonding right IS important. But if the elements that go into the brew are weak the end result cannot be strong.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      My point is that the first unit OL has the talent to be good so chemistry to me is the issue at hand. I think Beatty has the talent to be a productive LT. I’m not saying it’s a lock he will produce but I don’t question his ability. So I don’t think talent overall is an issue. It’s learning how to play together that’s the issue.

      I agree and have said numerous times that Pugh is the real backup LT. I thought Brown would be a good solution so Pugh wouldn’t need to move but Brown has been really bad. Bad enough that’s he’s not a lock to me.

      I don’t see any way Walton is not stating unless it’s injury. Chemistry is already an issues so changing the center is the last thing the unit needs right now.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    I can’t help recalling how much I wanted us to take a run at Zach Ertz in the draft. What a difference it would make if we had him on this team. I was happy with last year’s draft so I’m not criticizing Reese for not getting him. I just wish he was on the Giants.

    My current assessment is that at this moment Daniel Fells is the best tight end on the New York Giants. Daniel Fells!!! And until Larry Donnell gets more consistent both blocking and catching the ball Fells is my nominee for #1 on the depth chart. Sad state of affairs.

    •  skinnydoogan says:

      But why FF? We have Adrien Robinson to solve out TE problem and James Brewer to solve the LT problem. There that was easy.

    •  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

      Will have to keep a TE on the left side which will affect our running game (or keep a a FB in to Pass Block) – unless we want Eli to have a shortened career.

      •  skinnydoogan says:

        Perhaps given how painfully slow A-Rob is he could play left tackle, and as ponderous and huge Brewer is, he could play TE?

  8.  Kettles78 says:

    Well glad Odell likes the potential in the offense. Can’t wait to see them start to execute and looking forward to him getting on the field and staying healthy.

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