Odell Beckham Jr. criticizes Giants coaches and Eli Manning in pointed interview

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a few things to get off his chest Sunday. Beckham had a couple critical things to say about the Giants during a wide-ranging interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Sunday.

Beckham already raised some eyebrows after ESPN teased a portion of the interview Friday. On Sunday, things got worse.

The 25-year-old wideout was critical of pretty much everyone in the Giants organization. He questioned the team’s coaching and didn’t provide the most glowing review of Eli Manning.

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Beckham didn’t totally skewer Manning. After an odd aside about how Manning isn’t a running quarterback, Beckham said his quarterback could still throw it. He then turned his attention to his usage, saying he’s been catching shallow routes and wants to go “over the top of somebody.”

Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t give a glowing review of the Giants during a critical interview. (AP)
Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t give a glowing review of the Giants during a critical interview. (AP)

As for being unhappy in New York, Beckham is going to have to deal with that for now. He signed a five-year, $95 million extension in August that made him the highest-paid receiver in football. 

Beckham was already in hot water with the team prior to Sunday. He had to apologize to the team Saturday after his early comments were released, according to Jay Glazer.


Beckham went on to throw for a touchdown and score one of his own while finishing with 131 yards receiving on eight catches in the Giants’ 33-31 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

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