WR Odell Beckham Jr.
October 15, 2015
Q: How are you feeling?
A: Great. Iím feeling good.
Q: No concerns about playing or not this week?
A: Day by day thing, with the game being Monday, so wonít really be able to tell until Monday.
Q: Obviously one of those weeks where youíre glad you have that extra day.
A: Absolutely. Anytime that you can get some time off and recover, it is great, so Iím definitely going to use these days to my advantage.
Q: What do you recall about your first game in Philly?
A: I think it was my second game back, so all I can really remember is what everybody was telling me about how the Giants/Philly game always is. It was a fun experience to go down there, not fun with the result of the game, but that atmosphere was very nice, it was loud.
Q: Did the fans treat you well?
A: Yeah, they treat you like royalty.
Q: What kind of advice do you give a guy like Landon Collins whoís going there for the first time?
A: Play ball, itís not really much you can do. Fans cheer, the fans yell, either way it goes, itís all noise, just block it out and play football.
Q: What are some of the things they do specifically defensively that you guys have to be prepared for?
A: Theyíre very good upfront. They have a very good defensive line with Bennie Logan, one of those guys who just, theyíre going to come after you every single play. Just making sure you do what you need to do up front and do what you need to do outside. They definitely are a good team.
Q: At the same time, they have given up a number of big plays. Do you go into a game saying, ďOkay, weíre going to get our shots and weíve got to take advantage of them?Ē
A: I think thatís every game. Thereís no team thatís invincible or anything like that. You see opportunities and you have to strike. The main focus is just going to be executing and I donít think thereís anything different that you go into a week doing or anything like that, just get prepared for Monday.
Q: How much more amped up do you get for a Monday Night game against a division rival?
A: I mean, if you canít get your blood pumped for that, then I donít know why youíre really here. Itís just one of those games, man, Giants/Philly, I got to experience it last year but this is really the start of it all. Iím still learning the true tradition and the history behind it all.
Q: Youíre a guy whoís always talked about the moment, and seizing the moment, being in the moment, how hard is it to strike that balance now when youíre dealing with a little something? Coming out of the game and knowing that you want to play, you want to be there, but also you have to be smart.
A: Itís tough; it takes a lot, especially at game time. You work six days a week for really eight minutes of fun, really 60 minutes, but running plays actually they say itís an average of 8-11 minutes. You work all week for those opportunities and to have to sit out towards the end of the game, it wasnít fun, but we found a way to get it done. We found a way to get it done.
Q: But going into this week, I would imagine itís also hard for you.
A: Yeah, I personally like practicing and being able to go through your routes, and you get reps. That way when it comes to game time, youíve already seen it, youíve already ran it, you repíd it and itís just smooth sailing. Right now all you can do is get mental reps and be ready for Monday.
Q: Do you have a good feeling about whether you will be able to play?
A: Right now, I feel as if itís a day by day thing, so weíll see.
Q: We only got you once since the weekend, are you aware of the [Antonio] Cromartie comment about you?
A: I mean, thereís so much stuff that goes on, it doesnít really faze me. Itís here nor there, so no Iím not really super aware of it.
Q: He basically called you a one year wonder.
A: Thatís cool. Itís just words, thatís all it is, you know? So you keep moving forward, keep doing what youíre doing, keep trying to get better, and be a better person day by day. Iím not really worried about what anybody else has to say whoís not on the Giants.
Q: Does it motivate you at all, more?
A: It doesnít motivate me, it has no effect.
Q: What do you have to do special this week, obviously youíre trying to get to a 100%, and get healthy. Do you have anything that you do?
A: Treatments, treatment, treatment. Just make sure you stay on top of it, thatís really it, just making sure you stay on top of it all, and we come out prepared for Monday.