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Odell Beckham not bothered if people dislike him

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) tries to avoid a tackle by Philadelphia Eagles safety Ed Reynolds (30) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Odell Beckham Jr. has been the team’s big-play threat in his two seasons. Last year, he did it almost by himself because the team didn’t have a consistent No. 2 receiver.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) AP

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham has become a star over his first two seasons in the league by catching 187 passes for 2,755 yards and 25 touchdowns.

That prodcution have made him a beloved figure at MetLife Stadium when the Giants have custody of the building and the team’s fans don’t have much problem with the spouts of bravado and spats with members of other teams because of what he brings to the offense. Those things have led to a chillier reception in other corners of the league, something that Beckham shrugs off as the cost of doing business on the field.

“I don’t know if I’m necessarily liked anywhere, really,” Beckham said, via Newsday. “It just is what it is when we’re on the field. Off the field, there’s no hard feelings for me anywhere. At the end of the day, it’s football. I can’t control who resents, likes, doesn’t like, in a sense. We just go out there, handle our business, play football and keep it moving from there.”

The one thing that opposing teams and fans have loved about Beckham in his first two seasons is that he’s played for a bad football team. The Giants are 12-20 over the last two years, which makes it easier to swallow any big plays Beckham makes and any preening that may follow. Moving that record in the right direction wouldn’t make anyone love Beckham any more, but it would make the sound and fury signify more than it has over the last two years.

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30 Responses to “Odell Beckham not bothered if people dislike him”
  1. skoobyfl says: Sep 8, 2016 6:54 AM

    ODB needs to put it on the field and not on a mic, he’s talked way too much this off-season.

  2. crewchief15 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:01 AM

    “The Giants are 12-20 over the last two years”
    This is the same Fan base that talks so much trash…wow!

  3. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 8, 2016 7:05 AM

    I like you Odell

  4. dolphins4 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:18 AM

    Odell Beckham is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL . Every NFL team would love to have him play for them.

  5. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? says: Sep 8, 2016 7:20 AM

    Any man that records himself singing love songs in a hot tub with another man REALLY doesn’t care what people think.

  6. Indybear says: Sep 8, 2016 7:22 AM

    He’s a loudmouthed poser and not tough enough to be considered a real football player. Take away the gecko gloves and he’s just another receiver.

  7. ginashairycoot says: Sep 8, 2016 7:26 AM

    Thats good for him cause there is a lot of people that dont like him, a whiny little crybaby that throws temper tantrums and hits people when he gets mad. Oh and maybe he should cut that dyed hair off the top of his head

  8. unclebluck says: Sep 8, 2016 7:30 AM

    I wonder how good he is without the sticky gloves that basically make ANYONE a receiver…

  9. aquineas1 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:34 AM

    Well I don’t like Odell, but I’d love him if he played for the Bears (hey, at least I admit it!!)

  10. spotsdad says: Sep 8, 2016 8:07 AM

    Well that’s good. I didn’t want to think I was bothering him.

  11. dabears2485 says: Sep 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    I love the Shakespeare reference in that last sentence. Very well done.

  12. eazeback says: Sep 8, 2016 8:49 AM

    as long as the “guys” like him im sure he’s just fine….

  13. billswillnevermove says: Sep 8, 2016 9:02 AM

    Well, that’s a good thing then Odell, because people don’t like you. You are a punk.

  14. 3yardsndust says: Sep 8, 2016 9:13 AM

    Beckham seems like a level-headed guy. Too many players seem like they can’t control their emotions – on or off the field. I wish him well and look forward to seeing him make more incredible catches.

  15. intrafinesse says: Sep 8, 2016 9:25 AM

    Here are 2 options for a star sports player

    1) Be a jerk and make less endorsement money, and have fewer opportunities after you retire

    2) Act classy and make more endorsement money, and have more opportunities after you retire

    Tough decision, isn’t it?

  16. billco6192012 says: Sep 8, 2016 9:27 AM

    When your that good, of course they will hate on you.

  17. bigbluefandom says: Sep 8, 2016 9:29 AM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Sep 8, 2016 9:02 AM

    Well, that’s a good thing then Odell, because people don’t like you. You are a punk.

    He is a punk because? What trouble has he been in or scandal? Stop being so judgmental.

  18. 3beeps says: Sep 8, 2016 9:30 AM

    You “haters” are going to have to come up with a good reason to dislike the guy. What — he’s not on your team ??

    All the half-fast clowns posing as Receivers in this league…..and you hate on one of the best of this generation ??

    Relax and watch the guy play the position at a high level… may not see his equal for a very long time.

  19. bigblue00 says: Sep 8, 2016 9:47 AM

    Keep laughing all the way to the bank.

    Go Blue.

  20. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 8, 2016 10:05 AM

    I’d like to see how good he is without the gloves.

  21. charger383 says: Sep 8, 2016 10:07 AM

    If he acts decent during national anthem I will only dislike him for being Odell Beckham

  22. turtlehut says: Sep 8, 2016 10:09 AM

    Pushing for a trade to Bilichick’s Patriots

  23. jdimauro36 says: Sep 8, 2016 10:17 AM

    Comments that have no facts backing them

    1) Take away the gloves that would make him like any other receiver
    — FACT – If that was true, then why doesnt everyone make the catches he does and why hasnt anyone else had the stats he has had in their first two years in the league?

    2) He has been talking so much this off-season
    — FACT – Actually, OBJ has shut up this off season and hasnt mentioned norman at all. Normas has been the one doing interviews about Odell and talking smack still. Sounds like someone is nervous about having to play him twice a year now…..He will be EXPOSED

  24. jag1959 says: Sep 8, 2016 10:30 AM

    unclebluck says:
    Sep 8, 2016 7:30 AM
    I wonder how good he is without the sticky gloves that basically make ANYONE a receiver…

    If the gloves are what makes him a stellar receiver and they can “basically make ANYONE a receiver” then why isn’t EVERYONE wearing them?

  25. Bl00dwerK says: Sep 8, 2016 10:35 AM

    He managed t use both “it is what it is” and “at the end of the day”.

  26. justintuckrule says: Sep 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    To all the haters with nothing to say but “it’s because of the gloves,” go watch back his game vs Tampa in the driving rain when he played without them and then come back and talk.


  27. bigbluefan56 says: Sep 8, 2016 11:09 AM

    Soooo many nonGiants fans here commenting\trolling. Dont you ppl care enough about your own teams? I seen a Charger fan reply, still butt hurt from 2004? Or, just butt hurt over Keenan Allen??? Waaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

    And Bills fans still butt hurt over Wide Right, Sammy Nutkins and, ;ast but certainly not least, Rex Ryan!!!

  28. wwwmattcom says: Sep 8, 2016 11:24 AM

    People don’t like you because you spit on then.

  29. MichaelEdits says: Sep 8, 2016 11:35 AM

    That’s convenient, because we do.

  30. laserw says: Sep 8, 2016 11:50 AM

    I don’t hate Miss Beckham.

    I do hate his hair.

    I think he’s a jerk and overrated, but hey, if the crime syndicate of the New York Nightmaras want to spend all that money for someone who can be easily rattled, then more power to the mafia.

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