WR Odell Beckham Jr.
September 10, 2015
Q: How much more did you end up putting in today?
A: We had the same practice that weíve had the past couple days. So we just came out and did everything the same.
Q: How you feeling about Sunday?
A: I canít wait. Just trying to stay calm and just let it build up to the game. Iím not trying to use it all at practice. Iím definitely looking forward to this Sunday and being able to get out there and finally get back to football.
Q: It was obviously Dallas who you made the catch against. Do you expect their secondary to have any extra motivation to face you?
A: Itís a Dallas-Giants game, anyways, so if thatís not enough for youówhatever they need to use as extra motivation. Weíre going to do the same. Like I said, Iím just excited to be able to open up the season, especially against a team thatís really good and a team thatís in the division. And being able to go down to Dallas and start off the season the right way.
Q: Is there any pressure for you coming off an amazing season?
A: No pressure. No pressure. Itís all the same, itís football. Youíve been playing since you were six years old. Just go out there and execute, do what youíre supposed to do.
Q: Obviously you want to have better numbers than last year, I would think.
A: If you play, that would be the goal every single yearóbetter numbers, better numbers, better numbers. But itís not all about the numbers. Thereís so much more you can do. Like I said, weíre focused on winning games. As long as weíre winning games, weíre happy, and everybody will be happy.
Q: How often have you watched that catch?
A: Actually, I just saw a replay of it today. I donít really turn it on and watch it anymore. Iíve seen it a few times, maybe once or twice. And it is what it is. I canít really say much more about it.
Q: If you had a dollar for every time you were asked about that catchÖ
A: Iíd be rich. Iíd be rich. Iíd be rich, for sure. Iíve been asked about it a few times, for sure.
Q: One or two times, though, you saw it? It hasnít popped on when you were in places or introduced you or anything like that?
A: Once or twice. Thatís about it.
Q: It was a pretty good catch, though.
A: I appreciate it. I try, I practice it.
Q: How much pressure is on this offense to try and go out and get a big number on the board against Dallas, knowing your defense is hurt a little bit?
A: I donít know if pressure is really the right word. For us, itís something that we want to do. We want to be able to go out and start the season off right and set the tone. Be able to come out there and go through everything weíve practiced and put it into a game. Most importantly, go out there and execute. So itís all about execution this game. Make sure we get off on the right start, and get this thing rolling.
Q: Does it mean anything different that itís Dallas right out of the gate?
A: I donít know. I guess the only thing I can really compare it to is kind of like how I opened up the season in a huge gameóthey called it the College Cowboys Classic or something like that. It was us versus Oregon, and it was like four [fourth-ranked team] vs. five [fifth-ranked team]. In college thatís like a big deal. Then TCU [Texas Christian University] we came out we played them and we were both ranked pretty high. So thatís really all I can compare it to, is being able to come out and it being a perfect atmosphere and a contender in the same division. Obviously, thereís a lot riding on the game. And itís game one, and you want to come out. I just want to snap that ball and get the first play over with.
Q: What does Dallas do thatís disruptive?
A: They play as a team, and theyíve always played as a team. They put up points, and their defense makes stops when they need to make stops. Like I said, we just need to come out, execute, and do it to the best of our ability.
Q: How much different is it for you to go out there without Victor? Does it change what youíre expected to do or what theyíre going to ask you to do? Maybe use you in different ways. If heís not in the slot, maybe you more in the slot. Do you expect it to be different?
A: With him not being able to play this first game, theyíre going to move guys around. Thatís what weíve practiced, just moving guys around. Everybody has to know every position. Wherever they move us is exactly where weíre going to be at. Yeah, of course, we all want Vic to be out there playing. Itís hard when this is the one thing that you love. Not that itís taken away from you, but you canít be out there with your team, and I know he wants to be out there. All we can do is go out there and make him proud. Play to the best of our ability, and when heís back with us and back to going, Iím definitely looking forward to it and excited.
Q: Without him out there, do you take more on yourself to do more than if he was out there?
A: Not really, kind of the same. We played for what, two games, together? Then he was out for the rest of the season. Like I said, thereís no extra pressure to go out and do anything extra than what youíre supposed to do. Just go and like we always say, ĎDo your job.í
(says Jimmy Googs who owns OBJ in several fantasy leagues)