Coughlin beyond disappointed that Odell Beckham can’t practice

AP

The Giants are looking forward to first-round wide receiver Odell Beckham having a big impact this year.

But so far, they haven’t seen him do much, and that has Giants coach Tom Coughlin moving beyond simple disappointment.

“It’s more than that,” Coughlin said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “Sure it is. You’re trying to put a team together. We saw too much of that in the spring.”

The “that” Coughlin was referring to was the hamstring strain that kept him out of minicamp, and came back the first day of camp. Beckham was in full pads like everybody else Sunday, but he was limited, catching punts but not running with them.

It would be nice to get him back practicing,” Coughlin said. “He actually looks pretty good out there. He’s moving around, catching the ball, he doesn’t favor anything. I’m just hoping it’s a real short amount of time. . . .

“They’re not going to let him go if he’s in danger of hurting himself. That’s all there is to it. I can stand there all I want, but it’s not going to happen. When they think he can go and not risk recurring injury, they’ll let him go.”

You can practically see Coughlin steaming as he says it, wishing Beckham could rub some dirt on it and get back out there, but helpless against the forces of modern medicine.

18 responses to “Coughlin beyond disappointed that Odell Beckham can’t practice

  1. I suspect Odell is just as frustrated. Catching passes is fun, standing around is not. Hope this isn’t a nagging injury for his whole career.

  2. Don’t worry; Beckham will be ready for the rebuild of 2015, when the Nassib Era kicks off for real as he will be the season starter for the first time for many years to come.

  3. Another first round pic that isnt a star.why dont we trade our first round pic for a proven player every year because we cant pic anybody thats stands out in the first round.we are great in the later rounds but terrible in the first round.

  4. jernigans needs to start as third wide out .He has a nice skill set and is a playmaker.He proved that in the skins game at the end of the year.Beckham came from Lsu and all those guys are pampered in the there college carrier.Make this kid earn it.Jerrnigans has earned his place with giants.Give this kid a chance.

  5. Coughlin needs to lighten up on the kid a little. He is going to make him rush back and hurt the hammy worse.

    Odell seems like a good kid that is dedicated.

    Considering the history of rookie WR’s, I would not rush him back in training camp. I’d rather him full speed in the middle of the year.

    Cruz, Randle, jernigan will be fine to start the year with.

  6. First, I would have picked zak martin, no question he’s a 10 year plug in, and JJ got him.
    2nd, Beckham, Prince, Ross all had issues as #1 picks, so use Mario, JJ, Cruz, and hope this kid gets up to speed when his hammy gets right.
    New offensive all need to learn and it gives TC time to sort out his WR’s core now, even without Beckham for awhile.
    CT GIANT

  7. You took the wrong LSU receiver, Giants…coulda had Jarvis Landry, who just might be the best 2nd rounder taken by Miami in maybe decades….

  8. Err on the side of caution and make sure he is healthy when it counts. It’s smart. What is Coughlin supposed to say? “I’m happy he isn’t on the field.” That makes no sense. As a coach you want your players, especially the new guys, to get as many reps as possible so they are ready for the season. There is no substitute for being out there.

  9. Tom has never been a guy who’s tolerant of a player’s injuries. Maybe it’s how he says things, but when he was here in Jacksonville, he often sounded frustrated about an injury but it sounded like he was angry at the player for being injured.

  10. Pampered down at LSU huh? That’s why this guy has had medical problems before? I mean if he was so “pampered” then why would he be having these issues just now? You should be more worried about who is going to throw the ball.

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