Sport Giants GM Jerry Reese's message to Odell Beckham Jr.: 'Grow up'

17:10  10 january  2017
17:10  10 january  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Giants' Odell Beckham downplays boat trip, focused on Packers

  Giants' Odell Beckham downplays boat trip, focused on Packers Odell Beckham Jr. was one of several Giants players who spent a day off in Miami partying on a yacht. Back at work Wednesday, Beckham and the other Giants receivers didn't want to answer questions about Monday's day trip to Miami.MORE: NFL playoff predictions"Right now, I’m really more focused on the Packers and the Giants," Beckham told reporters Wednesday. "So any of those questions, when y’all want to sit down and have a little side to side, we can do that after the playoffs."We're focused on the Packers and the Giants," Beckham added. "Anything else doesn't really bother me.

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is normally quite subdued during the two or three times he meets with the media each year, but following the team’ s 38-13 wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers, he was anything but. While meeting with reporters on Monday afternoon, Reese was uncharacteristically candid when asked about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . and his sometimes erratic behavior.

Even with the New York Giants ' season now over, Odell Beckham Jr . remains in the headlines. One week after the three-time Pro Bowler and his fellow Giants receivers spent their day off partying in Miami — six days before a wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers when those same players were guilty of dropping several Eli Manning passes — New York general manager Jerry Reese sent a warning shot across Beckham ' s blonde bow.

Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't solely to blame for the Giants' embarrassing playoff exit Sunday, but heprovided plenty of tabloid fodderthat has surroundedthe team since.

In the week leading up to the NFC wild-card game blowout to the Packers, the Giants' embattled wide receiver led a group of teammates on a South Florida jaunt where a viral yacht portrait would serve as a distraction. Then, after dropping three passes in Sunday's 38-13 loss, including a potential touchdown, Beckham reportedly punched a hole in a Lambeau Field hallway wall during a postgame tantrum.

Left to atone for the mess, Giants general manager Jerry Reese met with reporters Mondayand spoke candidly about Beckham's antics.

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Giants ’ GM Jerry Reese didn’t cover for Odell Beckham Jr . on Monday. Instead, he said it’s time for Beckham to grow up . Here are some other non- Odell Beckham Jr . takeaways from Reese ’ s season-ending press conference. On Ereck Flowers “It is time for him to show us the fruits of being a first round draft pick, and I still think he has a chance to do that.

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese says Odell Beckham Jr . sometimes does foolish things and that it' s now time to grow up . During his year-end press conference, Giants general manager Jerry Reese agreed that, yes, Beckham does need to calm down. In fact, Reese said, the receiver needs to grow up , too. Giants GM Jerry Reese with strong thoughts on Beckham : "He' s a smart guy but sometimes he doesn't do smart things."

Odell Beckham Jr. © (Getty Images) Odell Beckham Jr.

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"I see a guy who needs to think about some of the things that he does," Reese said. "Everybody knows that he's a gifted player, but there have been some things that he's done that he needs to look himself in the mirror and be honest with himself about some of the things that he's done.

"I think he'll do that. We'll help him with that, but he has to help himself, and we believe he'll do that. He's a smart guy but sometimes he doesn't do smart things."

Reese went on to say that Beckham needs to grow up.

"We all have had to grow up in different times in our lives," he said. "I think it's time for him to do that. He's been here for three years now. He's a little bit of a lightning rod because of what he does on the football field, but the things he does off the football field, he has to be responsible for those things. We'll talk through it and I believe —I know —he's a smart guy. I believe he understands he has a responsibility being one of the faces of this franchise. I think he'll accept that responsibility."

Beckham, 24, recorded his third straight season of at least 1,300 receiving yards in 2016, but his campaign was riddled by emotional blowups and questions about maturity. It's clear the Giants will expect much more from the face of the franchise next season.

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