Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham pulled a hamstring early in training camp and missed all five preseason games and the first quarter of the regular season. Every time he practiced, he aggravated the injury.
After a couple off iffy performances, the 11-year veteran hit 75 percent of his passes (21 of 28), threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in a 30-17 win over Houston on Sunday. His quarterback rating was a whopping 123.2.
It’s been a rough week on the injury front for the Giants.
The Giants had their first practice of the regular season on Monday at the team’s facility in East Rutherford, N.J., and prized first -round pick Odell Beckham Jr. was watching from the sidelines.
Beckham was hit in the back of his leg late in practice Monday and he did not practice Tuesday. Coughlin ruled him out for Friday night’s game.
A day after the Jets were doused by members of the Cortlandville Fire Department, the Giants took their turns answering the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, albeit in a bit more subtle fashion.
While the team believes in the new up-tempo offense, Eli Manning said the players are doing too much thinking on the field and not reacting instinctively.
“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.
Judging by his confidence level and intensity at camp, Rueben Randle seems ready to take over as the Giants’ No. 2 receiver behind Pro Bowler Victor Cruz.
Coaches just hate when high-drafted rookies get hurt during training camp. They hate it even more when said rookie was slated to take part in a sparkly, new passing offense.
The Giants’ first pick in this year’s draft has been sidelined throughout the early stages of training camp due to an injured right hamstring, something that has frustrated head coach Tom Coughlin.
As it turns out, the Giants rookie was telling the truth about not having a fiancee and Boomer and Craig decided to give that portion of the story the attention it deserves…
Odell Beckham Jr. still can’t believe he wound up right where he wanted. The Giants took him with their first-round pick in the draft, reuniting him with LSU teammate Rueben Randle.
That leaves only one unsigned player for the Giants from this month’s selections, defensive tackle Jay Bromley, taken in the third round.
The Giants had serious issues on offense last season. Now they have new coordinator in Ben McAdoo — and a rookie receiver with the skills to bust loose every time he touches the ball.