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OBJ in GQ: Respect for Mara, not DG; kept brand alive

Defenderdawg : 7/22/2019 9:10 am
Green GQ: Odell Beckham Jr., Unguarded

“Are you worried about the OBJ brand shrinking by playing in a smaller market like Cleveland?
I forever will have love for the New York fans. They gave me my first home. But there's this sense of entitlement—like I was made there. And in my head, that was the first place I had the opportunity to show the world what God had set out for me to do. It didn't matter where I was at. Now, did it help that it was Sunday Night Football for the New York Giants versus the Dallas Cowboys? One thousand percent. But The Catch happened around the entire world. I feel like it wouldn't matter where I was at—once you got hooked onto who I was and what I was doing. And who knows? If I was in another place, you don't know if the numbers would've been more or less.”

Did you like the added pressure that comes from playing for a New York team?
I loved it. Not for attention purposes. I just loved New Yorkers. They're such a unique group of people. Good or bad. It's both sides. But God made me. You know what I mean? God made me. That's just where he gave me my first opportunity to show where I was at. It was like lightning struck for me. I remember looking on Instagram after the game [with The Catch] and my followers went up, like, 100K. I was like, This is crazy. And then the next week, going into practice, 200K. It was going at a rate that I was like: If you were to ask me five years ago if I would've had 13 million followers on Instagram, I would've told you, “Nah—no way I would have 13 million followers.”

Do you think there's any validity to the criticism that you're not a good teammate?
You can literally ask any one of my teammates. My on-the-field football never gets talked about unless people are talking about antics. They don't talk about numbers. Where's the reel at? People only want to focus on one thing. I feel like I'm one of the only people in the NFL where my personal life and my brand are the only things that get talked about. They'll do a whole segment about the car that I have on ESPN. Why? I've never been arrested. Never have and never will be putting my hands on a woman. I've never done any crimes. I've never done anything but some little petty, dumb stuff that we keep harping on. They asked, how could I have changed if I didn't go to OTAs? I have to be the very best me to help my team. We don't get paid to be at OTAs. If you want players to be there, make it mandatory and pay them. I got traded to a new team, I already paid to live here in L.A. for the entire summer. Are the Giants or Cleveland going to reimburse me for what I've already paid? Are they going to reimburse my trainers, who I've already paid? Are they going to reimburse me for the dogs who I've had to put in kennels? There's a lot of expenses. Are they going to pay for the rehab I was doing? No. They don't do all of that. That stuff is all on our own. So when it gets time for us to have our own life outside of football, they say something. When the game is done with you, they chew you up, spit you out. You're done. You're done. I have to take care of myself and my family. Period. I talk to everybody in the locker room. When someone gives me free stuff, I ask them to send a hundred of them for my teammates. A hundred Sprayground bags… They put them in the locker room. I asked for them to send me Casper mattresses. They sent me 100 Casper mattresses for the staff and the team.

It seemed like the general consensus among New Yorkers was that the Giants didn't get enough for you in that trade.
I didn't care what they got for the trade.
Where were you when you got the news?
I was in Paris heading to dinner. I saw the calls and was like, “Wow, I wonder where I'm going.” They had been talking about trading me. They could never get past my past. There's always that past that whatever happened, I would never be able to outgrow it. That's why I don't try to bring none of this to Cleveland. I don't even care. When I get there, this is a fresh start for me.

But how'd you feel in that exact moment?
My initial reaction was not disappointment.… I felt disrespected. Like, after everything I've done for them. This is me being honest: This team has not been good for the last six years. Period. Even the year we went to the playoffs and everyone was talking about this and that. And we went there, and I didn't have a great playoff game. Don't get me wrong, I had a terrible game. But I left the game with seven targets, and I'm supposed to be your number one receiver. I left the game with seven targets. We lost. They scored 40 points. It's just all bad. I felt disrespected, because I felt like I was a main reason at keeping that brand alive. They were getting prime-time games, still, as a 5-and-11 team. Why? Because people want to see the show. You want to see me play. That's just real rap. I'm not sitting here like, “It's because of me.” But let's just be real. That's why we're still getting prime-time games. I felt disrespected they weren't even man enough to even sit me down to my face and tell me what's going on.

Who, specifically, is “they”? The G.M.?
The G.M. And I'll forever have respect for [Giants president and CEO] Mr. Mara. Everything he's ever done for me, he's shown nothing but love. Even when we were having our talks, it was coming from a place of love. I could always feel it. So I'll forever have respect for him. But then to be called like that and then be texted by your coach and be like, “Oh, yeah, I heard the news.” Yeah, you heard the news? It happened because of you. The reason I'm gone is because of you. It was just tough because of the way I initially felt. On the other side of it, I was excited about a new start because I had been—honestly, I had been praying to God the season before this season for a change.
You felt like you just couldn't play there anymore.
I can't do this anymore. I just can't do it. I wasn't happy. I wasn't in a good place. And like I told you earlier, I feel like everything is about happiness, and I just was not. And even thinking about my car: I had ordered that car in December.”
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RE: people realize the first question  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/22/2019 10:19 am : link
In comment 14503630 hitdog42 said:
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he was asked about his brand.
so he answered about his brand.


I know you're in his corner, but you're fighting a losing battle on this one. There are good and bad ways to answer almost any question.

Even the guys who used to love Odell are cringing at every media interaction.
RE: ron mexico  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:21 am : link
In comment 14503619 Eric from BBI said:
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Three prime time games for one of the worst teams in the NFL is a lot.


then why were we getting 5 games in 2015, 2016 etc

we were pretty terrible back then as well


By the way, the Browns have 4 prime time games this year.
If you dont think

RE: I want  
Rjanyg : 7/22/2019 10:21 am : link
In comment 14503589 Eric from BBI said:
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to like Odell, but he's making it REALLY hard to do so.


Same
If we are going..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/22/2019 10:21 am : link
to hinge on the question itself, when asked if he liked the added pressure of playing in NY is where he went off on his legion of followers.

But hey - he's just answering a question about his "brand" right?
yawn  
gidiefor : Mod : 7/22/2019 10:22 am : link
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Didn't the Browns..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/22/2019 10:22 am : link
have 4 Primetime games last year too?
Me me me me me me me me  
GiantsRage2007 : 7/22/2019 10:24 am : link
Me me me me me me me me

Oh, and me

Eventually, his interviews will actually talk about the Browns  
ZogZerg : 7/22/2019 10:24 am : link
and he can take shots at that city, make excuses for why he choked in a playoff game, etc.
RE: Didn't the Browns..  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:25 am : link
In comment 14503648 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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have 4 Primetime games last year too?


nope. Only the 1 mandated game.

RE: RE: people realize the first question  
hitdog42 : 7/22/2019 10:26 am : link
In comment 14503640 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 14503630 hitdog42 said:


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he was asked about his brand.
so he answered about his brand.




I know you're in his corner, but you're fighting a losing battle on this one. There are good and bad ways to answer almost any question.

Even the guys who used to love Odell are cringing at every media interaction.


I dont see any winning or losing in the battle. what makes someone win here?
i just read what he said... took no offense to any of it other then highlighting 7 targets more than him playing bad. outside of that... what was offensive? nothing really- its a person answering questions. people doing victory laps as if this interview validates some biased view --- shows they care as much ore more than OBJ---
the guy is the biggest brand in the NFL- that brand is setting he and his family up for the next 3 generations.
the giants have been a dumpster fire for 6 years... hopefully based on better drafting and getting a line and barkley- that changes--- but it wont be because they traded OBJ or didnt- its just all stupid. its a GQ article
Can we move on from this guy...he's not a Giant  
That’s Gold, Jerry : 7/22/2019 10:26 am : link
anymore? Leave it alone. You do not win in the NFL with diva WRs!
I..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/22/2019 10:26 am : link
stand corrected.
RE: I want  
jhibb : 7/22/2019 10:28 am : link
In comment 14503589 Eric from BBI said:
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to like Odell, but he's making it REALLY hard to do so.


Yeah, I've always defended him when he gets grouped together with players who have done actual bad stuff (like he said here - arrest, abuse, etc) and I'll still defend him that way. But he's just so darn immature in some ways, and that's enough for me to be okay with the fact that they moved on from him.

This interview is just more evidence that he might be a good guy and a great player, but he's immature enough that it totally affects his reputation (and seemingly too immature to realize it).
RE: And reading this  
Kyle in NY : 7/22/2019 10:29 am : link
In comment 14503564 Matt in SGS said:
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you know more of why Baker Mayfield as to kiss this guys ass and put his thing out there about Giants fans. He's bitching about getting 7 passes in a playoff game in which he blew chunks, and you are going to put him on a team with Landry, Njoku, Chubb, Hunt, etc. Constant need to stroke this guy's ego and kiss his ass.

Giants read the situation correctly that he was going to be a problem for Saquon and a new QB. We should thank Antonio Brown for pulling the shit he did, he helped the Giants maximize the return on Odell.


Just to be fair, let's give the full context. He admits first that he had a terrible game. Of course he should have just left it there instead of getting into his targets count or blaming defense too. But I was a bit surprised/relieved to see him at least admit the first part.
This calls for another Odell is gone dance  
ghost718 : 7/22/2019 10:31 am : link
.  
arcarsenal : 7/22/2019 10:31 am : link
He just doesn't get it.
RE: This calls for another Odell is gone dance  
mfsd : 7/22/2019 10:33 am : link
In comment 14503663 ghost718 said:
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Haha well done. Hey! It’s Enrico Pallazzo!
How can this be OBJ's second sentence?  
DavidinBMNY : 7/22/2019 10:34 am : link
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But there's this sense of entitlement—like I was made there.


If anyone has a sense of entitlement it's him! Every time he speaks, the trade seems wiser. Talk about addition by subtraction. What a mess.
The idea that he was going to have a problen with Saquon's sucess  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:34 am : link
is so ludicrous I don't even know how to address it.

They are very close friends and OBJ has presented him with many of those rewards.

You wan't to say that his personality would have been tough for a rookie QB to manage, fine, but he has never been nothing other than ecstatic for his team mates success.

Find me one instance where he had a blow up in a game we won because he didn't get enough targets.

nothing likeable about the guy  
bc4life : 7/22/2019 10:35 am : link
spent time with kids with cancer, helps support veterans, when people offered him free things he asked that they send stuff to staff and players. fro all the guys her calling him me-me, the narcissist, - nothing to like - really?

made some reasonable comments about OTAs.

he's gone, wished they had worked things out, based on rumors and some comments he could have handled things better. think his difficulty w/coaching & medical staff were probably the big ticket items that got him shipped out.

but the obsession and dislike some people have for a guy they never even met. unreal. I'm a Giant fan he's no longer a Giant - I'm over it, have been since about a week or so after the trade
ron mexico  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/22/2019 10:36 am : link
New York is always going to get three prime time games for simply being New York. Did Odell give NFL more of a reason to put the Giants on? Sure. But he wasn't THE reason.

Again, if you've been a fan of the team more than five years, you already should know this.

Why is Cleveland getting prime time games this year? Because they are getting good. They would have gotten prime time games this year without Odell. He's just an added draw.
RE: It is not a bad article  
jvm52106 : 7/22/2019 10:37 am : link
In comment 14503586 hitdog42 said:
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or interview. a guy being honest (in his point of view)-- the only issue with the article is he could have emphasized his bad game more then the 7 targets... cause he did suck. but he still said he played poor.
everything else- is at least interesting honest perspective.


Delusional perspective. BTW- if you bitch up adn down teh sidelines about why you resigned with the team, then you are a problem. When you need an IV- because you are pouting (I don't care what is said, he needed an IV in a freaking Rainstorm in October, at night)you are the problem...
he makes ill advised comments  
bc4life : 7/22/2019 10:39 am : link
but to be fair - Gettleman took a shot at him too. Unprofesional and unnecessary - OBJ was gone, no need for the GM to take a swipe at him
RE: ron mexico  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:41 am : link
In comment 14503676 Eric from BBI said:
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New York is always going to get three prime time games for simply being New York. Did Odell give NFL more of a reason to put the Giants on? Sure. But he wasn't THE reason.

Again, if you've been a fan of the team more than five years, you already should know this.

Why is Cleveland getting prime time games this year? Because they are getting good. They would have gotten prime time games this year without Odell. He's just an added draw.


Yes, NY will get 3 min for just being NY. The other 2 are because of him.

The browns may have gotten 1 prime time game over the mandated thurs night without him but no way are they getting 4 games without him.

He is a TV draw, I don't know how you can deny it. Its likely he will either do something spectacular or something crazy. It makes for great television.
And for the record  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:44 am : link
I'm NOT arguing that the fact that he gets his team scheduled in prime time is a reason we should have kept him.
I don't think anyone here would argue  
bigblue5611_2 : 7/22/2019 10:44 am : link
that he cares about his teammates, family members, etc. That he also does charitable things, signs autographs and does things for kids. However, his narcissism transcends all that, in my opinion. If you cannot get that from reading this article, then I don't know what to tell you.

I rooted like hell for the guy when he was here, defended some of his stupid stuff and hope he does well in Cleveland. With that being said, I am glad he is off the team. I was shocked and disappointed with the trade at first, but the more things come out, and the more he opens his mouth, the more the trade makes sense.
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arcarsenal : 7/22/2019 10:45 am : link
It doesn't matter that Beckham didn't have blow ups in games over his targets. He talks about it enough to let you know what his priorities are and were.

I want the player (Barkley) who says he's not happy with some sort of ludicrous statistical season if the team isn't winning. And doesn't give a shit about his numbers.

Beckham - over and over again, you hear him talk about his "looks" his targets, not getting the ball enough, not getting used like other receivers. It's ME, ME, ME... MY numbers, MY targets, MY brand.

It's really not that hard to learn how to handle the media and answer questions in better ways. But reporters knew that if they had him behind a mic long enough, he'd give them something controversial. He really just never got better at it.

He so rarely wants to take responsibility for anything. It's like pulling teeth for him to just say "I didn't do enough to help my team win today - I need to be better"

It's everyone else's fault but his.

Football more than any other is a team sport.

I rode for Odell for a really long time because he's such a great talent and made watching the Giants offense exciting when he was 100% and putting the offense on his back (2016). I wanted so badly for him to just finally get it and have it click and get his head in the right place... but over and over again, I'd just cringe at the stuff he'd say and it got harder and harder to defend.

By the point of the ESPN / Lil Wayne thing, I realized it was just never going to change. This is who he is.

I won't root against him or spend my Sundays scoreboard watching the Browns every week out of some sort of strange complex where I need to see them do poorly. I don't think this is going to work out for them, but if it does, good for them - it won't bother me.

But, just look at how much play these threads still get here - and he's not even a Giant anymore.

No one is bigger than the team. I don't want this shit here anymore and I'm glad we've moved on.
ron mexico  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/22/2019 10:45 am : link
I think I made it clear above that Odell was an added incentive to add prime time games. But Odell's comments strongly suggest he believes he was THE reason.

No Odell, New York will be New York without you.

And I think that's what is bothering him.
For those defending OBJ still  
Shecky : 7/22/2019 10:46 am : link
I can’t suggest it enough, but read the entire article.
The summary above does a great job, but it’s still a summary
There are a few simple common points you will see from the full interview.
It’s all about him, and it’s plain and simply all about money
I used tot hunk he loved the game.
I now see it was all a farce. He loves the money the game brings him.
He wants to win as much as the next guy, not for any other reason than the fame and fortune it will bring him.
Ron Mexico  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/22/2019 10:47 am : link
We were getting prime time games when our bread-and-butter play was the 2-yard out pass from Dave Brown to Howard Cross on 3rd-and-8.
RE: Dude..  
NYG007 : 7/22/2019 10:49 am : link
In comment 14503550 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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still hasn't gotten over being traded.

But man, if you really want to shake your head, he thinks he's the reason the Giants were still on TV:



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But I left the game with seven targets, and I'm supposed to be your number one receiver. I left the game with seven targets. We lost. They scored 40 points. It's just all bad. I felt disrespected, because I felt like I was a main reason at keeping that brand alive. They were getting prime-time games, still, as a 5-and-11 team.



He's bitching about the lack of touches in a playoff game where he dropped two first quarter TD's?? And that he "kept the brand alive".

I wanted OBJ to stay here, but it is clear it was the best move to ship his ass out - especially to Cleveland.


Don't forget the pitch and catch 4th and 2 on first drive he dropped. Which cost us points and massive momentum.
One thing that was confusing  
Bill L : 7/22/2019 10:50 am : link
the thread title made it sound like he has a beef with DG. I am sure that he does. But the quote about "hearing he got traded" that miffed him was (I think) referencing PS. Combining that with people saying the he told PS to eff off on occasions over the season indicated (to me) that he a PS must have really clashed. That, in and of itself, would have made it untenable to retain one or the other party long term.

The other part I don't get was about not getting paid for rehab. He was out for long stretches of nearly every year he was with the team...do players not get paid when they miss games while rehabbing?
Bill..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/22/2019 10:53 am : link
I think he was referencing about going to OTA's and the costs he incurs by attending a non-mandatory event.

He probably is doing some personal rehab sessions in the offseason.
Earlier in his career  
Jay on the Island : 7/22/2019 10:53 am : link
I thought Odell was an emotional player because he loved the game so much and just wanted to win. That may have been the case but now he clearly wants fame and money over success.

IMO Beckham was jealous once the Giants added Barkley. He was no longer the main star in NY and became bitter.
RE: For those defending OBJ still  
arcarsenal : 7/22/2019 10:53 am : link
In comment 14503695 Shecky said:
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I can’t suggest it enough, but read the entire article.
The summary above does a great job, but it’s still a summary
There are a few simple common points you will see from the full interview.
It’s all about him, and it’s plain and simply all about money
I used tot hunk he loved the game.
I now see it was all a farce. He loves the money the game brings him.
He wants to win as much as the next guy, not for any other reason than the fame and fortune it will bring him.


Yup.
Wow and Gary from the East End  
Big Blue '56 : 7/22/2019 10:54 am : link
quit the Giants because of the OBJ trade.
RE: Bill..  
Bill L : 7/22/2019 10:54 am : link
In comment 14503709 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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I think he was referencing about going to OTA's and the costs he incurs by attending a non-mandatory event.

He probably is doing some personal rehab sessions in the offseason.

Thanks.

I just know that he did a ton of rehab during the season.
RE: ron mexico  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:55 am : link
In comment 14503694 Eric from BBI said:
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I think I made it clear above that Odell was an added incentive to add prime time games. But Odell's comments strongly suggest he believes he was THE reason.

No Odell, New York will be New York without you.

And I think that's what is bothering him.


I didn't get that at all. He said he is the reason for FIVE prime time games. And he isn't wrong.
2019 Prime Time  
jestersdead : 7/22/2019 10:56 am : link
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This season, 10 teams have five games slated to take place under primetime lights. The Bears, Cowboys, Chiefs, Steelers, Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Seahawks and Packers also earned five primetime nods.



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RE: Earlier in his career  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 10:56 am : link
In comment 14503712 Jay on the Island said:
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I thought Odell was an emotional player because he loved the game so much and just wanted to win. That may have been the case but now he clearly wants fame and money over success.

IMO Beckham was jealous once the Giants added Barkley. He was no longer the main star in NY and became bitter.


Then why does he end up presenting Barkley with just about every award he ends up winning?
Probably..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/22/2019 10:58 am : link
so he can share the spotlight, even while wearing a kangaroo-looking outfit!!1 :)
RE: RE: For those defending OBJ still  
Kyle in NY : 7/22/2019 11:01 am : link
In comment 14503713 arcarsenal said:
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In comment 14503695 Shecky said:


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I can’t suggest it enough, but read the entire article.
The summary above does a great job, but it’s still a summary
There are a few simple common points you will see from the full interview.
It’s all about him, and it’s plain and simply all about money
I used tot hunk he loved the game.
I now see it was all a farce. He loves the money the game brings him.
He wants to win as much as the next guy, not for any other reason than the fame and fortune it will bring him.



Yup.


Now I don't think there's anything wrong with this. Not everybody plays the game for the same reasons. If Odell wants to be as famous as possible and make as much money as he can, that's his prerogative. He's well on his way to accomplishing this. But...

...at the same time, it's certainly fair to for the Giants to say we're just better off not having someone like that around the team anymore, no matter how talented he is. And we're better off cutting bait now, getting what we can, before the situation really boils over.

I defended him for a long time, I suppose I still do to an extent. But this offseason has only made it more and more clear that the Giants made the right choice to move on. It wasn't going to work, and it was exhausting. And it would seem that Odell still doesn't really understand why they made the decision they did.

I'm fascinated to see how this season goes in Cleveland.
Amazing article. It’s long, but a great great interview.  
Shecky : 7/22/2019 11:01 am : link


Here’s the TL; DR (but still long aka a longer summary)

- “I was always the underdog. I wasn't the number one drafted receiver in my class, even though I wanted to be. I said I wanted to be a top-10 pick—I wasn't. I said I wanted to win a Heisman in college—I didn't. At LSU, I wanted to win a national championship. I got there and we got blown out. And then I was like, I have to win Rookie of the Year. There's no ifs, ands, or buts. I have to win Rookie of the Year. I pulled my hamstring, and everyone was like, “Oh, he's a bum, he's a bust,”
—> lol,all I took away from this quote was ‘damn, he’s less of a winner than I thought’. My thoughts went from ‘possibly best WR in history’ to a great stats guy who always comes in 2nd or third. Accurate or not, but it did change my perception of him and his successes

- Talks about growing up, and his idols. Vick and AI. One question after his answers involves advising people to be careful what they say...
—> not the best role models 😝

Then talks about wanting to retire a couple of years ago, but keeps playing for the money. Yes, flat out says he wanted to quit, but keeps playing to feed his kids...
—> I CANT wait for this full story to reveal itself. Safe to say it involves his animosity towards Giants, and the Giants finally being sick of dealing with his BS

- “Do you think you'll ever make a catch better than that one?
Yeah. That was just one on that stage. And then you got the haters that are like, “Yeah, they still lost that game.” That has nothing to do with what we're talking about. I go back and look at my stats and how people talk about me, and it's like, “Oh, but you never won anything,” and you do this and that. And I go and watch every highlight, and every highlight I'm watching, it's third down. It's making a big play. It's late in the game when we're down, to get us closer. These are game-changing moments.”
—> game changing, perhaps. But to me it brings me back to him finishing 2nd and 3rd more than I thought about. He considers a game changing play to be a play that made the team lose by less points. Perhaps an ALMOST game changing play. Or momentum changing, but not exactly game changing.

“He's won six Super Bowls.” I want to win the same way he wants to win. Whether I hit a kicking net or whether I do whatever. I want to win that bad. I care about winning more than anything. I didn't get into this to celebrate and score touchdowns. I didn't get into this for followers for Instagram.
—> strange comment, but I think that’s projection at its finest. I think he would eat up interview day at the Super Bowl. I think he, more than any other player, would live for the two week buildup. And would want to win, make a game winning play, purely for the fame, money and followers.

- “I wake up every day from 6:30 a.m., to then leave the facility at 5 p.m., to then have to go home, do two hours of rehab, to then do whatever, to then need to go to sleep, like I said. I have six hours a day to do what they would call free time. My free time is spent on a table, doing a massage or yoga. There's not enough time in the day.”
—> did he really consider the hours he sleeps as part of his work day? His job? That his free time is wasted away doing yoga and getting messages? Way to win over the masses

—> His whole rant about not getting paid for OTAs. How he should get reimbursed for renting a house in LA, his trainers, dogs kennel. Is he insane? He gets paid an insane amount of money. I assume he knows about OTAs since they happen EVERY year... but wants to be reimbursed because no one told him about OTAs? Then follows it up that he’s a good teammate because when someone sends him something for free, he asks for 100 FREE things. So far, it’s all about money with him, in case it isn’t obvious: won’t do things he isn’t paid to do, loads up on freebies, and almost quit but couldn’t pass up the money... never about the team. EVER.

—> I love how he considers himself on same level as LeBron. Who at least has won. But is know on for being A Rod like in being “misunderstood” aka an insincere selfish prick. So Vick, LeBron and AI...

—> Here’s a doozy: I would be up and down the sidelines saying that, like, “Why did you sign me?”

—> The following back and forth I found hysterical. Reality is, he’s keeping his hair because it’s a money maker, it’s his “brand”. Blames it on “I’m doing it for the kids”, but then mocks adults for idolizing him 😂

“Have you thought about cutting the hair to punctuate the fresh start?
I'm thinking about it.

Really?!
Yeah. But I would probably grow it back out. I feel like after I cut it I would just get used to not having it. But I know kids all around the world love it.

Do you think the hair is part of your signature in the same way the Catch logo is?
It definitely is, bro. I have a personal attachment to it. Just because it's my hair. It is my hair. I've had grown men come up to me with my haircut.

That must be weird.
It is weird. But it's, like, Aye bruh, if that works for you”

—> I actually gained a ton of respect for his answer to people questioned him if he is gay pr not. That might have been his only ‘real, honest’ answer in the whole interview. You could tell it wasn’t pre planned, thought out - but genuine.

—> Here we go again...

“Any chance you'd be a commentator?
No chance. No disrespect to those guys. If you see me on one of those shows, it's because I'm getting a healthy paycheck. It's going to be that.... So after football, I could see the movie thing. I can see some shows. I can see some Hollywood-esque stuff.”





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If you don't think he is genuinely happy  
ron mexico : 7/22/2019 11:02 am : link
for Saquon's sucess I don't know what to tell you.

That goes for Shep and any and all players on the team.
His talent which MAY HAVE been slipping  
Big Blue '56 : 7/22/2019 11:02 am : link
because of his injuries anyway, was not worth keeping him here. Great move by DG. Great move, imv.
56  
bc4life : 7/22/2019 11:05 am : link
I'm not sure the jury is in yet re: the "injuries taking their toll" theory.
Hehe  
dep026 : 7/22/2019 11:05 am : link
I’m really enjoying the defense of OBJ by a few.
LMAOOOOO- DG  
GMAN4LIFE : 7/22/2019 11:06 am : link
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I was never actually rooting for Odell to be traded  
Payasdaddy : 7/22/2019 11:07 am : link
And when I was I got a big sense of relief
Similar to putting my dog down who has been getting old and crippled but u just look for those glimpses for reasons why you don’t take her to the vet to put her to sleep
And then when u do your like “ damn. That was really the best thing to do and I should have done that awhile ago”
Nothing “ bad” about Odell
But he is not a leader, clearly is interested in “ me” over team and just isn’t the type of guy to push u over the top
Insane talent. Someone can win a Super Bowl with him but it won’t be because of him
The distraction just started to outweigh the talent
If d Lawrence balls as I think he can,plus peppers active ss/ rover ,plus throw is 2020 salary cap relief. Well let’s just say it benefits both parties
dep..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/22/2019 11:07 am : link
there's an interesting correlation tying together several of the posters who defend OBJ - and I'm sure it isn't lost on you.
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