NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s been a frustrating camp for rookie Odell Beckham, Jr.
But the first-round pick, who’s working his way back after pulling his hamstring, loves what he’s seeing from the Giants’ offense.
The 21-year-old wide receiver is so impressed, in fact, that he believes the unit could take the league by storm.
“It has potential to be, if not the best, one of the best in the league,” Beckham said on Tuesday in regard to Big Blue’s offense. “When you have a receiving corps like we do, and a great quarterback along with the backfield and the tight ends and much improvement from the offensive line, I don’t see anything but being one of the best in the league.”
The Giants had difficulty scoring points and protecting the football in 2013. The team finished 28th in total offense and went 7-9, missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.
Quarterback Eli Manning had a particularly nightmarish season, completing 57.5 percent of his passes and throwing 18 touchdowns to 27 interceptions.
The offense is also in transition mode under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, and the running-back position remains a question mark with David Wilson having to retire and Peyton Hillis out with an ankle/foot injury.
“Monday night (Sept. 8) in Detroit, we need to be 100 percent ready to go,” McAdoo said. “We’re not there yet. We’re making small strides. You’d like to say you can take two steps forward every day and one step back. We took a couple of steps forward last night. In practice, we had a good day out there. We just need to keep making small strides.”
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