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Thursday Media Transcript: WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/27/2018 2:38 pm
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
September 27, 2018

Q: Where do you think this offense is at right now and are you encouraged?
A: Yes, very encouraged. I donít know where weíre at as far as the ranks or anything like that but weíre moving in the right direction.†

Q: Coach Shula said today the end result is getting into the end zone. Is that something that youíre thinking about right now, or you feel itíll just come?††
A: Iím always thinking about getting into the end zone Ė at home, wherever youíre at. Any time I catch the ball I want to score, but just being efficient on third downs right now. Iíve been watching, I had a lot of third downs, keep the drives open and keep us going, attracting doubles and bracket coverage with a safety over the top, and letting our other weapons do what we do. As long as we can keep that going, spread the ball around, weíre going to be dangerous.

Q: Pat Shurmur made the comment the other day that when Sterling Shepard scored that touchdown the other day, you were the first one there to greet him.††††
A: I was trying to.†††

Q: What is that feeling like among you guys?†
A: I donít know how to describe it, but this is a guy who you get up with every morning, you were here for training camp, through all the hard work, and just to see him score and get in there, hit his little South Dallas swag, I just smile. I love seeing it. When he scored, I couldnít be nothing but happy for him. It was at the end of the game too, kind of like, not a walk-off but close to it to put us up. I love that, hopefully we have 10-20 of them from him this year. Thatís the goal, to score as many as we can.

Q: You use the word efficient Ė in yourself. Thatís not the word that would normally be associated with you, maybe explosive. Are you waiting for that kind of game?†
A: Iím always waiting to break out. I always feel like Iím one play away, always feel like at any moment in time it could be a shallow, it could be a deep pass, it could be a slant, it could go 80, it could 60, it could go wherever. Honestly Iíve been watching, and Iíve been feeling and talking to myself and thereís still been times where youíre coming back and Iím used to everything but youíre scared to just hit it like you used to. I saw one opportunity that I missed and I was upset about it, it was a slant and it cleared out for me and it was perfect, and I kind of slowed down and hesitated for a second, and that couldíve been the difference. Those are the ones that go 60 or 70, so I was a little upset by that, but I think Iím just Ė I donít want to say just starting to get the feel back, but I feel like I said this word, Ďefficientí. I feel very efficient and Iím just in a completely different place.

Q: Was that against the Texans?
A: Yeah, against the Texans. I caught an inside slant and the way that they were playing coverage, they usually had a safety who was kind of over the top, he was kind of robbing it or doing whatever it is, and I went to hit it and I just had a feeling that he was going to be closing in on me and as I kind of hesitated, the DB caught up and thatís a play that I canít get back, but I will be thinking about for a long time, every time I watch the film.†

Q: Why did you hesitate?
A: I just think thatís part of getting back into it. Third game, itís going to come. When it rains, it pours.†

Q: Do you know what quarter that was?†
A: I think it might have been the second quarter.

Q: How much do you miss being in the end zone?† Itís been awhile.
A: I love being in the end zone. It has been awhile. Itís been awhile even just being on the field, so getting in the end zone, of course I want to get in there but when it comes, itís going to come.

Q: Are you frustrated because you havenít gotten there?
A: Do I look frustrated?

Q: Do you feel frustrated that you havenít gotten there?
A: No. Iím alright.

Q: How close do you think you are to that being second nature to just seeing that moment?
A: Itís right there. The fact that I can know and acknowledge it is a big step. Like I said, I think it was in the second quarter and I just felt it. I just was like, if you just wouldíve ran all the way, you wouldíve had that extra step, you couldíve hit that gear. It reminded me of the exact play, it was the Jets, I think it was in 2016 or something like that, I caught it, took the slant 70 or whatever, and that was the exact play. I just could remember and feel it, and now that I know, I think that was a big step for me.

Q: When youíre playing a team like the Saints, are you sitting there going, Ďwe better put up pointsí, or do you sit there and let the defense worry about that?
A: I let the defense worry about that, but at the same time this is Drew Brees and the Saints weíre talking about. I grew up in New Orleans, he gave life to a city when we were Ė I donít want to say hopeless, but we were all down. This is a team who is scoring 40 points a game, what theyíre doing over there is ridiculous. Theyíve been doing that. So, yes. At the same time, you worry about it, you have to let the defense worry about it, but what we worry about more is scoring more points than they score and thatís all we can really do which is a challenge.

Q: You jumped into the pregame huddle. What prompted that and what was the message?
A: It was just on my heart, just to have some energy, to have some life, and remember that this is football. This is what you sacrifice weekend after weekend, friends, family, all kinds of things that you gave up to be able to do this every Sunday. I donít want to have to wait another week for this moment to come by, so take advantage of the one that we have right in front of us, and that was just my message. (Alec Ogletree) followed it up with exactly that, and we just came out, we had energy even in the locker room before the game I was yelling the whole time. Itís been too quiet, and we go down 0-2, granted weíre in New York, the place that weíre in is kind of a little panicky, and it just doesnít need to be that. Itís a long season. We couldíve went 0-2 and then win 14 in a row, or whatever it is. My message was to have fun, it wasnít about winning, it wasnít about anything, it was about Ďhave funí and play for the man next to you and we did that.

Q: On [Saints CB] Marshon Lattimore Ė What is the challenge of going against him?
A: I think he was the defensive rookie of the year last year, I presented him the award, so I know that heís very, very good. Even watching film, heís just different. I donít know the word Ė not sturdy, but heís just very balanced, and heís very good. Weíve got a challenge ahead of us, I donít know exactly if itís going to be a match up, if heís following you here, there, this that and the other, but we have a challenge ahead of us, but I know weíre all up for it.

Q: How did he do against Julio [Jones] Iím sure you watched that.
A: We watched the film a little bit, but I donít know if they were matched up. Iíve seen certain plays that he wasnít on Julio, or he was on Julio, so I think if I start doing something where if he is on me the whole time, heís going to stay on me. I donít know how much they really switch sides and all that. Iím still in there watching them a little bit.

Q: Getting one win is nice, but how important here is it to build the momentum and put together a few wins in a row?
A: Thatís the goal, obviously. We want to win. Like I said, I want to win every game, so a few in a row, 10 in a row, I want to win them all. Like I said, thatís the goal. Weíve got an opportunity on Sunday, weíve got to come out and take advantage of it.

Q: [Coach Tyke Tolbert] was pretty excited about one of your blocks on Saquonís run, is it different at all blocking for a guy like him?
A: Itís impossible. Heís a guy who can go, weíve got a run called left, he can run left, come all the way back right, and then go all the way back left and score. Basically what you want to do for him is you want to get your hat on a man, and know that heís going to make somebody miss, heís going to break a tackle, just donít let your man make the tackle pretty much.

Q: Youíre one of several guys in this locker room who talked either Sunday after the game or yesterday about energy. Why does that matter so much?
A: Itís contagious. Energy is contagious. I know on days where Iím dealing with something personally and I donít come in here with the same energy, itís noticed. Itís noticed a lot around the locker room and thatís been my biggest challenge, to bring that energy every day. Itís not easy, but to bring that energy and to give it off to other people. Everybody in this locker room, I talk to everybody, and just try and encourage us to be a team because at the end of the day, us is all we have. Once you step on that field, thereís not anybody who can help us win the game. Weíre all we got, and weíve just got to be together, be one.

Q: Contagious. Thatís [Jarvis Landryís] line.
A: Contagious. Thatís what we talked about. Youíre rightÖ Thatís what Jarvis and I, thatís what I grew up on is that contagious energy, that contagious even love, just showing love. It really is contagious, so the bad energy can be contagious, the negative energy can be contagious, the good, all of it is contagious. Itís just about making sure we bring the right stuff.

Q: With no Evan Engram in the lineup, thatís one big play guy you donít have. Does that put more stress on your big play guys to make more since heís not there?
A: I think it puts more stress on all of us. Weíve got to pick up for him, unfortunately. I wish that he was playing, I love him. I tell him all the time I think heís got a chance to be one of the greatest, and itís just unfortunate what happened, but thatís part of the game. Heíll take some time to recover and get right, and be able to come back strong, but for now, we do have to step up and we do have to make more plays all across the board Ė (Sterling Shepard), (Saquon Barkley), myself, (Rhett Ellison). Rhett, we call him Mr. Consistent. I do, at least. He always seems like heís in the right place at the right time, always making the plays, so everybodyís got to step up.

Q: You say you hesitated on that play. Are you happy with the way you are playing? Obviously your numbers are pretty good so far.
A: Iím never content. Itís not a word Iíd like to use. I donít know, itís just something that Iím coming back and Iím trying to feel it out. I regret that moment for life, Iíll watch that film and I will really remember I couldíve taken this 80, but it didnít happen. Iím happy with what weíre doing, definitely not content, I feel like I could always do more. Thatís always going to be my mentality. I could go for 500 yards and Iíll still look back at that one pass that you didnít get and itís like, wow, I couldíve gone for 560. You know what I mean? Thatís just how my mind is, thatís just how Iím built, thatís how Iím wired.

Q: You donít question that that extra gear is there though?
A: Oh, itís there. Itís there, I just donít know why I didnít hit it. Itís there, though.††

Q: On not noticing the good (plays):
A: The thing is with the good, the good is expected. When it rains, everybodyís like, Ďitís raining todayí, but when itís sunny, itís not like, Ďoh, itís a nice dayí.

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arcarsenal : 9/27/2018 2:42 pm : link
Not only is Beckham not a cancer, he's actually becoming one of the biggest leaders on this team. This dude loves his teammates. He is anything but selfish.

I think even his harshest critics have to admit he's shown some real maturity since his injury last year.

obj and Saquon make the Giants offense feel like a must watch. Any time either guy has the football, something spectacular can happen in an instant.
So hopefully this doesn't come off as self serving  
BestFeature : 9/27/2018 4:42 pm : link
But I wonder if OBJ will regain his courage over the middle funny (referring to that one play he said he could have taken all the way). I want him to have a long and healthy career so it's a double-edged sword.
RE: So hopefully this doesn't come off as self serving  
ron mexico : 9/27/2018 4:48 pm : link
In comment 14095907 BestFeature said:
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But I wonder if OBJ will regain his courage over the middle funny (referring to that one play he said he could have taken all the way). I want him to have a long and healthy career so it's a double-edged sword.


He has been going over the middle plenty this year. The play (I think) he is referring to him was a big gain and one of those instances in the past he has taken to the house but last week the safety was able to get an angle on him and make a tackle.

I don't think he is not talking about hesitation going over the middle, I think he is talking about hesitation after the catch. Just having that instinct of what angle to take and hitting the jets.
RE: RE: So hopefully this doesn't come off as self serving  
BestFeature : 9/27/2018 5:27 pm : link
In comment 14095914 ron mexico said:
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In comment 14095907 BestFeature said:


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But I wonder if OBJ will regain his courage over the middle funny (referring to that one play he said he could have taken all the way). I want him to have a long and healthy career so it's a double-edged sword.



He has been going over the middle plenty this year. The play (I think) he is referring to him was a big gain and one of those instances in the past he has taken to the house but last week the safety was able to get an angle on him and make a tackle.

I don't think he is not talking about hesitation going over the middle, I think he is talking about hesitation after the catch. Just having that instinct of what angle to take and hitting the jets.


Yeah, Kim Jones mentioned the play and he made the catch but might have taken to the house or made a big ago if he didn't hear footsteps.
But it wasn't footsteps in the afraid to get hit variety  
ron mexico : 9/27/2018 5:45 pm : link
It might have been footsteps in the unsure of which angle to take variety.
RE: But it wasn't footsteps in the afraid to get hit variety  
crick n NC : 9/27/2018 5:48 pm : link
In comment 14095954 ron mexico said:
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It might have been footsteps in the unsure of which angle to take variety.


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TRADE HIM  
Larry in Pencilvania : 9/27/2018 7:03 pm : link
NOW!!
RE: RE: So hopefully this doesn't come off as self serving  
eli4life : 9/27/2018 8:00 pm : link
In comment 14095914 ron mexico said:
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In comment 14095907 BestFeature said:


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But I wonder if OBJ will regain his courage over the middle funny (referring to that one play he said he could have taken all the way). I want him to have a long and healthy career so it's a double-edged sword.



He has been going over the middle plenty this year. The play (I think) he is referring to him was a big gain and one of those instances in the past he has taken to the house but last week the safety was able to get an angle on him and make a tackle.

I don't think he is not talking about hesitation going over the middle, I think he is talking about hesitation after the catch. Just having that instinct of what angle to take and hitting the jets.


Maybe Iím wrong but the way I took it is heís still at the point where heís thinking and not letting instinct take over. Would make sense coming back from a big injury new offense and didnít get much work at camp. It just a matter of time
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