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Post-Game Transcript: WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/2/2018 6:39 pm
NYG Postgame (vs. Bears) Transcripts: Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. -- December 2, 2018

Q: How important was it to close this one out and come away with the win?
A: Itís just important to win. Close game, not a close game, like I said pretty much all year, weíve been here before and recently in the last four weeks, weíve pulled them off except one. So we know how to lose these games, we know how to win these games, itís just a matter of what the outcome is going to be on that day. As a team, we put it all together and found a way to beat a very, very good team.

Q: Can you walk us through your touchdown pass?
A: Honestly, I addressed the team at halftime and I told them thereís just something I had to get off my chest. I love these boys. Every time I put on a helmet, whether itís practice or itís a game, Iím going to give it my all and I feel like I owed them more, to give them all of me and whatever that entails. So we drew a play up, I told Bennie (Fowler) I donít care what happens, Iím going to throw it to you and they double covered him and this grown man from LSU who Iíve played with for a long time, I saw him down the middle of the field and I was like this canít be real and I just launched it to him. Itís all good, he wasnít supposed to do that, but heís just playing football and he came up with a huge play for us. Very, very, very big play.

Q: Did you see him at the last second?
A: Yeah, I was about to take off running and like I said it didnít feel real because I just saw him running down the field and it was never like that in practice or how we drew it up, nothing. I just saw him and I was like Iím just going to give him a chance, Iím going to put it in that area and he came up big for us.

Q: Thatís two for two now for you.
A: You know.

Q: Take us through the onside kick.
A: It was a great kick. Honestly, when it took the hop, the guys on the front line kind of looked like we were in a position where we didnít know if they were going to get it, if they wanted me to go get it and I was just so far back when they passed the ball, I was trying to run up there and get in the mix and I got to it late.

Q: Did you have a chance to dive for it?
A: It sounds like a question youíre asking just to ask kind of, you know?

Q: How did your touchdown catch unfold?
A: Just a play we drew up every single day and we just got down to it and we ran it, executed it.

Q: How did you get so wide open?
A: Scheme. Thereís a lot of people crossing down at the goal line and itís hard to cover. You donít know whether to switch, swap, does he run with me? Does he switch it? It just worked out.

Q: On the onside kickÖ
A: It sounds like youíre asking a question just to ask a question. Iím not going to talk about that. Sorry. The game is over, we won.

Q: What improvements did you guys make today?
A: We just fought, thatís really all it is, we fought. Like I said weíve lost games by three points, weíve lost games by four points, weíve won them by three, weíve won them by four. Weíve been in this position and we fought. Everybody in here gave it their all to the final whistle. Tried to get a stop by the goal line and they ran a nice play, they converted it and scored. We get in on offense, we get a big run from Saquon (Barkley), we tried to push it to the end zone, we couldnít get there and (Aldrick) Rosas hits a 57-yard field goal, puts us up three and the defense needs a stop, they made the stop and came up with a big play at the end.

Q: How can you get the fans to believe in you guys again?
A: Itís tough. Thatís something that comes from inside the person that wants to believe. I can try to put all of the belief that I can speak, but words can only do so much. It has to be in your heart to have hope for us, to believe in us to do any of those things.

Q: Did you decide on the way into the locker room that you were going to address the team?
A: No, it was just something in my heart. In a way, I feel like I let them down. When I came into the building today, it was just a different feeling and I didnít know how to shake it. I was just trying to find a way and I see these guys out here who were battling and I tried to give it my all. So when I talked to them, Iím emotional. Iím very in tune with myself so as Iím speaking to them, itís just flying out. Itís whatever thoughts are coming out. I feel like they took the message well and weíre in this locker room with a good feeling.

Q: What was your message?
A: Go out there and lay it all on the line no matter what the situation is, no matter what play, no matter anything. Go out there and give it your all.

Q: What would your response be to people questioning your effort on the onside kick?
A: It was a great kick. Sometimes somebody makes a better play than you do. I could dive in there and still not get the ball. So it was a very tough call. Nobody should ever question my effort or my heart. Thatís the last thing you can do. You can question me as a person, as a man, whatever you want to do, but my heart and my effort can never be questioned, ever.
Four onside kick questions  
Emil : 12/2/2018 6:47 pm : link
Hmmm. Youíd think they lost the game or something.

Itís pretty much ďplease Odell, give us a sound bite. We need more clicks.Ē
Shit  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 12/2/2018 6:54 pm : link
Stirrers. Things are always obvious in super slow motion after the play. Not so much when you are playing the game.
OBJ on special teams, onside kicks,  
morrison40 : 12/2/2018 9:20 pm : link
Maybe not such a good idea ? Wonder if itís a technique issue?
His effort on the insides kick  
dep026 : 12/2/2018 9:23 pm : link
WAs inexcusable. I wish he just stood up and said I screwed up and read it wrong.

Serby has an article asking if OBJ quit on the team.  
yatqb : 12/2/2018 9:24 pm : link
What a disgrace. The guys who fucked up that on-side kick were the forward players who were supposed to block for those behind them.
RE: Serby has an article asking if OBJ quit on the team.  
dep026 : 12/2/2018 9:35 pm : link
In comment 14202936 yatqb said:
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What a disgrace. The guys who fucked up that on-side kick were the forward players who were supposed to block for those behind them.


It still doesnít excuse OBJs effort.
I think OBJ made the best play he could at the time...  
yatqb : 12/2/2018 9:40 pm : link
trying to swipe the ball out of bounds. Crap on Riley, who should have blocked.
RE: RE: Serby has an article asking if OBJ quit on the team.  
jlukes : 12/2/2018 9:49 pm : link
In comment 14202970 dep026 said:
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In comment 14202936 yatqb said:


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What a disgrace. The guys who fucked up that on-side kick were the forward players who were supposed to block for those behind them.



It still doesnít excuse OBJs effort.


Dep, you used to be an okay dude.

When the fuck did you become so insufferable?
RE: RE: RE: Serby has an article asking if OBJ quit on the team.  
dep026 : 12/2/2018 10:10 pm : link
In comment 14203005 jlukes said:
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In comment 14202970 dep026 said:


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In comment 14202936 yatqb said:


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What a disgrace. The guys who fucked up that on-side kick were the forward players who were supposed to block for those behind them.



It still doesnít excuse OBJs effort.



Dep, you used to be an okay dude.

When the fuck did you become so insufferable?


I am not shitting on the game he played. Hell, I am not even laying blame on the INT when some posters are.

But that effort wasnít good. It could have cost us the game. It doesnít mean he sucks, it didnít mean he played poorly. But he definitely didnít do what he had to do in the onside kick.
Bad play  
rocco8112 : 12/3/2018 6:19 am : link
if the Giants lost it is all anyone would be talking about, so I am glad the team bailed him out. If you are out there on the hands team on an onsides you have to be willing to go all out to scrape and fight for the ball.

He hesitated either due to not playing ST enough, think like some of his other errors on punt return, or he simply does not want to mix it up nasty diving for balls. I do not know what it is, I hope it is not a business type decision but who knows?


The Giants won and they are starting to look like a real NFL team. That is what matters, Beckham's unreal throw on that option pass was a great play as well.
OBJ pulled a Cam Newton  
RobCrossRiver56 : 12/3/2018 7:28 am : link

On the onside kick...
Serby's an asshole  
bc4life : 12/3/2018 7:41 am : link
Bad play by OBJ - I think there's enough evidence to indicate that maybe special teams is not his thing. But quit on the team? On the OT run by Barkley - he had two great downfield blocks.
RE: Serby's an asshole  
mfsd : 12/3/2018 7:46 am : link
In comment 14203262 bc4life said:
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Bad play by OBJ - I think there's enough evidence to indicate that maybe special teams is not his thing. But quit on the team? On the OT run by Barkley - he had two great downfield blocks.


Thank you for the rational post. Itís not all or nothing with these guys...OBJ overall has played hard and been a team player. Looked like shit effort on the onside kick. Followed by great effort on Saquonís OT run.

And in other news, Serbyís a twerp.
RE: OBJ pulled a Cam Newton  
rocco8112 : 12/3/2018 7:54 am : link
In comment 14203253 RobCrossRiver56 said:
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On the onside kick...


Newton pussying out on that fumble in the Super Bowl and than admitting he did it to save his own health is one of the most unbelievable things I have ever seen in football. That was the Super Bowl and to give up like that, to give up on your teammates in that game is staggering and speaks to the type of man Newton is. I hope he never wins the big one and he likely never will. I don't even know how he faced his teammates after that one and years ago someone might have lit him up in the locker room.

Disgusting.

Beckham's play yesterday on the kick has shades of that, but he also seems to lack awareness on specials in general. If you won't sell out to get the ball, don't be on the the hands team.
It's OK To Say That It Was a Poor Effort by OBJ...  
Jim in Tampa : 12/3/2018 8:45 am : link
Because it was.

It doesn't mean you think that OBJ had a bad game.

It doesn't mean you hate OBJ or that you're a shitty Giants' fan. It simply means that you can view the game objectively and not make excuses for a player's poor effort.

And OBJ should have answered the presser question too.
Lame effort  
Carson53 : 12/3/2018 8:56 am : link
followed by an even more lame explanation.
Don't put the diva on the 'hands team' anymore, it's obvious he doesn't want to do it, simply don't do it.
That's how you show you leadership to your teammates,
in case you didn't know, which you don't!
RE: It's OK To Say That It Was a Poor Effort by OBJ...  
Carson53 : 12/3/2018 9:03 am : link
In comment 14203363 Jim in Tampa said:
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Because it was.

It doesn't mean you think that OBJ had a bad game.

It doesn't mean you hate OBJ or that you're a shitty Giants' fan. It simply means that you can view the game objectively and not make excuses for a player's poor effort.

And OBJ should have answered the presser question too.
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"It was a great kick..."
Facts:  
Keith : 12/3/2018 9:05 am : link
The front line didn't even attempt to block the guys in front of them.

The kick was perfect.

OBJ made a bad play.

It's a risk for OBJ to go diving headfirst into oncoming traffic, but thats what it takes to win.
'It's a risk for OBJ to go diving headfirst into oncoming traffic'  
schabadoo : 12/3/2018 1:13 pm : link
Something you don't expect to see on a football message board...
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