The week following Odell Beckham Jr. and his teammates spending their day away from work celebrating in Miami, six days prior to a huge loss to the Green Bay Packers when those same players were liable of dropping a few of Eli Manning passes, New York general director Jerry Reese sent a notice to Beckham.
In a press conference that was held on Monday, Reese said, “We all have had to grow up at different times in our lives, and I think it is time for him to do that. He has been here for three years now and is a little bit of a lightning rod because of what he does on the football field, but the things he does off the football field, he has to be responsible for those things and we will talk through it. I know he is a smart guy, and I believe he understands that he has a responsibility being one of the faces of this franchise, and I think he will accept that responsibility.”
Reese did not feel that Beckham’s excursion to Florida had any effect on the Giants’ 38-13 misfortune Sunday yet needed to handle inquiries regarding an opening in the divider at Lambeau Field supposedly made in one of the beneficiary’s enthusiastic upheavals. The Giants are holding an examination, and Reese addressed Beckham on Monday.
Reese went on to say, “Everybody knows that he is a gifted player, but there are some things that he has done that he needs to look at himself in the mirror and be honest with himself about, and I think he will do that. We will help him with that, but he has to help himself, and we believe he will do that. He is a smart guy, but sometimes he doesn’t do smart things.”
With no less than 90 catches, 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his initial three seasons, in addition to a large number of highlight-reel, one-gave gatherings, Beckham is set for a memorable beginning while setting up himself as a top star athlete.