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OBJ says he has no interest in talking to a sports psychologist

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants looks on in the fourth Quarter against the Washington Redskins during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 25, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. quickly has become the most scrutinized receiver in the NFL. However, he’s not interested in being analyzed.

Appearing on Tuesday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, Bob Glauber of Newsday said he asked Beckham whether he’d be willing to consult with a sports psychologist in order to better handle provocation from opposing players.

“There’s still that stigma on it and I talked to Beckham about if would he be willing to go,” Glauber said. “He says, ‘No, I’m in a good place right now, my mind is in a good place.’ Oh really? Well, you saw what happened last night and you’ve got to say that there are issues going on here.”

Glauber said he spoke to a couple of sports psychologists who told Glauber that Beckham has “definitely got to get hold of this thing and kind of get his mind right.” The reluctance likely comes from the perception that any NFL player who talks to a sports psychologist has psychological issues, making him in some way weak or at a minimum not tough.

That’s unfortunate, if that’s why Beckham isn’t interested. Plenty of NFL players and other pro athletes work with sports psychologists. For Beckham, it likely will take more than the long talk Beckham had with G.M. Jerry Reese last night.

Regardless of how or whether Beckham can fix it, he ultimately can blame only himself. Once he started publicly complaining about efforts by defensive backs to play him and not the ball, Beckham invited efforts to get under his skin. The manner in which he came unhinged against the Panthers last December proved that it works.

The last two games have underscored the value of harassing Beckham. Until he can demonstrate on a consistent basis that he won’t take the bait, his adversaries will continue to bait the hook.

Which gives Beckham something in common with a certain presidential candidate. Beyond the interesting choice in coiffure.

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50 Responses to “OBJ says he has no interest in talking to a sports psychologist”
  1. vancouversportsbro says: Oct 4, 2016 5:18 PM

    Josh Norman in his head

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 4, 2016 5:20 PM

    These are the times I want Bill Parcells in his heyday on the sideline !

  3. petersjeffrey36 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:21 PM

    im not his fan in any way.. but Im I the only one who saw all the late hits last night? I mean three plays in a row giants players were hit late and out of bounds two of those were on OBJ, Rhodes also got way with multiple PIs but i think theres at lease one DB in every game that can be called out for that

  4. joemac1114 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:22 PM

    With that ego and youth he hasn’t realized yet that there is actually an issue. Hopefully he will figure out before too long. Although, some never do.

  5. styro1 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:27 PM

    Crazy people never think they’re crazy, they believe everyone else is. He’s a head case diva who came to the conclusion that opposing players are not allowed to defend or tackle him.

  6. The Truth says: Oct 4, 2016 5:30 PM

    After 15 minutes the psychologist would be calling his psychiatrist

  7. styro1 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:30 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Oct 4, 2016 5:18 PM
    Josh Norman in his head
    ————————————————
    He’s in his own head. I’m sure he spends his nights reading the NY media slobber over him and he thinks everyone feels the same way, even opposing players paid to make his life miserable for 60 minutes.

  8. weepingjebus says: Oct 4, 2016 5:30 PM

    So you’re saying that he should unleash aggressive private investigators to dig up dirt on and impugn his opponents on the assumption he is facing a vast defensive secondary conspiracy? And you might be surprised at which of the two candidates is the one dyeing their hair like OBJ …

  9. skoobyfl says: Oct 4, 2016 5:31 PM

    I bet if you went to an asylum, a majority would say they’re just fine but put there unjustly. Then you’d see what they have done and be like, OMG.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 4, 2016 5:31 PM

    NOT a fan.

  11. chewy724 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:33 PM

    Diva

  12. mackame15 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:33 PM

    I was excited for mcadoo. But its obvious he blows, big blue we in trouble and I miss grandpa coughlin

  13. doubleogator says: Oct 4, 2016 5:38 PM

    Diva and Beast are two most overused words in football…

  14. jayniner says: Oct 4, 2016 5:39 PM

    I think the majority of us will beg to differ on this one…..

  15. dabearsbus says: Oct 4, 2016 5:41 PM

    I hope someone on the Giants staff puts together a “highlight reel” of OBJ acting like a petulant child then sits him down and makes him watch it A Clockwork Orange style. I wonder if watching himself act the fool for half an hour would convince him he has a problem.

  16. jag1959 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:44 PM

    McAdoo spoke about Beckhams need to rein it in and he blew right through the yield sign saying he only cared about the guys in the locker room. Eli, who publicly doesn’t say much, made an on the record comment about it which means you can bet he had already said something privately. For a diva WR there is no voice (in or out of the room) more important than the voice of the guy who throws, or decides NOT to throw, him the ball. If nothing else Beckham should be mindful that he isn’t doing his next contract any favors, for a guy in the 3rd year of his rookie deal that is no $mall thing.

  17. Ugadogs21 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:47 PM

    Wait till he loses a few endorsements…too bad.

  18. JON ROBINSON ERA says: Oct 4, 2016 5:47 PM

    VINCE YOUNG 2.0 BUT WORSE

  19. rodgerstonelson says: Oct 4, 2016 5:47 PM

    If Tony Soprano, could man up and see a Shrink, So can OBJ.

  20. amanistumor says: Oct 4, 2016 5:48 PM

    He’s not crazy, the voices in his head have told him so.

  21. bradygirl12 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:50 PM

    He needs a stern authority figure(someone like Belichick) to sit his rear end on the bench. He is costing the team either way. No matter how gifted the guy is, he can’t continue to have tantrums on and off the field. If he remains in denial about it, he may find himself without a job before too long. Of course,Jerry Jones would pounce on him in a hot second…

  22. tjacks7 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:51 PM

    After OBJ and the Giants light up the soft Packer defense this Sunday we’ll all forget about this for a while.

  23. collectordude says: Oct 4, 2016 5:54 PM

    Million dollar talent.. 10 cent head.

  24. division2lbss says: Oct 4, 2016 5:55 PM

    Now he’s gonna pretend to not be crazy for a couple games til he snaps for real

  25. bert1913 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:58 PM

    the real problem is that eli manning is not a strong enough leader to put him in check

  26. bleedingfacemask says: Oct 4, 2016 6:09 PM

    According to an article published earlier today in Science Daily, psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of a helpful hormone is high.

    Of course, OBJ’s hormones probably run a little high all day…

  27. sammievee says: Oct 4, 2016 6:09 PM

    For whatever reason previous post was killed off?

    Point was that this has spun unfairly for OBJ. I am not condoning his behavior, but no one in the NYG culture has his back?

    Think about it… He is taking late hits at the other sideline and seems to be the only one who cares. Where are his teammates? Where is his coach? And now he has to read the crap from the star hugely underachieving qb who should be keeping his own mouth shut?

    Good luck with that culture in NY, you’ll be turning over the whole squad soon enough as I can’t imagine who will want to hang around that mess.

  28. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:26 PM

    petersjeffrey36 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 5:21 PM

    im not his fan in any way.. but Im I the only one who saw all the late hits last night? I mean three plays in a row giants players were hit late and out of bounds two of those were on OBJ, Rhodes also got way with multiple PIs but i think theres at lease one DB in every game that can be called out for that

    __________

    OBJ was just as guilty of late hits and push-offs. I guess you missed those. Watch the highlights- there’s one where Gruden said OBJ should have beed called for pushing-off- and they both ended-up out of bounds and OBJ took the shot on Rhodes. OBJ isn’t innocent here.

  29. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 4, 2016 6:34 PM

    petersjeffrey36 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 5:21 PM
    im not his fan in any way.. but Im I the only one who saw all the late hits last night? I mean three plays in a row giants players were hit late and out of bounds two of those were on OBJ, Rhodes also got way with multiple PIs but i think theres at lease one DB in every game that can be called out for that

    ———-

    Vikes doing that bit where they hold or interfere on every other play guessing, right apparently, that they won’t get called every time. Bold strategy, we’ll see how it works out for them.

  30. nite2al says: Oct 4, 2016 6:37 PM

    It’s simple, he can’t lose his head because his production drops off dramatically. We have all witnessed it dating back to last year.
    All NFL DBs know how to get in his head, whatever they are saying to OBJ, they all know. And if it’s not true, then why does it get to him?

  31. tjacks7 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:42 PM

    The Vikings are doing that thing where they play with proper technique, maintain air tight coverage and deny the receiver the ball.i understand the confusion in Green Bay though, they’ve never seen a defense like this before.

  32. xxsweepthelegxx says: Oct 4, 2016 6:44 PM

    sammievee says:
    Oct 4, 2016 6:09 PM
    For whatever reason previous post was killed off?

    Point was that this has spun unfairly for OBJ. I am not condoning his behavior, but no one in the NYG culture has his back?

    Think about it… He is taking late hits at the other sideline and seems to be the only one who cares. Where are his teammates? Where is his coach? And now he has to read the crap from the star hugely underachieving qb who should be keeping his own mouth shut?

    Good luck with that culture in NY, you’ll be turning over the whole squad soon enough as I can’t imagine who will want to hang around that mess.
    ——
    OBJ initiated contact on the first two hits out of bounds. If you watch the replay on the second one with Rhodes, HE initiated contact. Rhodes leans in, but only after baby Beckham initiates contact.

    You ask why aren’t teammates coming to his defense? That tells you all you need to know about the guy, thu DONT have his back. Something’s up and it’s not good

  33. medialovesthecowboys says: Oct 4, 2016 6:47 PM

    I’m still having a really difficult time understanding who thought that someone named McAdoo was going to be a good coach. That’s not Scottish or Irish, that’s from another planet. Jokes aside isn’t he supposed to be an offensive mind? This is a team that SHOULD be 1-3, and looks awful. All of the Defense free agent money appears to be a waste. NYG in trouble and I quite like watching it.

  34. abninf says: Oct 4, 2016 6:57 PM

    The problem is he has a secret concerning his personal life that he wants to hide but he knows that everyone really knows already.

  35. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:59 PM

    what’s the big deal on what he did yesterday? it didn’t seem that bad to me.

  36. leatherface2012 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:54 PM

    yeah and on more than 1 play i saw beckham nitwit slamming at rhodes helmet and grabbing him…all you obj defenders, why is it he is constantly penalized???? because he’s a jerk diva out of control. and he aint that good .. 23 yards on 3 catches? not very good

  37. jkossrt says: Oct 4, 2016 8:21 PM

    No, he doesn’t need a psychologist. Much. There have been a lot of head cases in the NFL, but he has reached the top of the list in a very short time. He made one great catch and he thinks he’s God’s gift to football. The rules don’t apply to him. I hope someone really puts him in his place.

  38. the610limited says: Oct 4, 2016 8:24 PM

    One heck of a spectacular catch against the Cowboys that made every highlight reel. Since then, everyone’s out to get him. Paranoia will destroy ya.

  39. flexx91 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:35 PM

    There’s only one word that can describe his behavior. It’s called immaturity….

  40. demskinsbaby says: Oct 4, 2016 8:50 PM

    He needs a new head on them shoulders.

  41. todoubled says: Oct 4, 2016 9:43 PM

    Just like Johnny Manziel refused to go to rehab. OBJ needs help like Johnny does. Hope he realizes it before his career is over.

  42. toybkshr says: Oct 4, 2016 10:02 PM

    He might not lose any endorsements immediately, but new offers will def be slower coming, he’s already done some of that damage. Of course if he continues, he’ll lose some of his current deals.

  43. rmavs says: Oct 4, 2016 10:08 PM

    So…when does the coaching staff, ownership, players association, or the league step in before this guy seriously hurts someone? The crown of the helmet to Norman’s earhole last year was a serious indicator that this kid is a time bomb, yet, he is allowed to continue popping his cork and chest bumping officials!? Wouldn’t it be nice to see an official have the stones to toss his lousy can out of a game?

  44. diveleft says: Oct 4, 2016 10:53 PM

    After facing that Viking defense many of the Giants probably are pondering seeing a shrink this week. (Especially Eli)

  45. snakerd says: Oct 4, 2016 11:05 PM

    He needs to get his head straight but why are his team mates and coaches not pulling him into line? His coach should pull him and say “Sit down, shut up. Get it together or you’re staying on the bench”.

  46. ariani1985 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:19 PM

    point at loser, laugh at loser! nice azz woopen last night! baaaaaaamm !

    # Alwaysnextyear

  47. mostepicgnar says: Oct 5, 2016 12:15 AM

    Turns out he was denied a referral by his pediatrician.

  48. youbettercallsaul says: Oct 5, 2016 2:38 AM

    Hopefully this isn’t the beginning of a Titus Young style downward spiral.
    On the other hand, he is so far into himself, I think that if Jerry Rice called him, he’d ignore him too.

  49. swannysez says: Oct 5, 2016 8:48 AM

    mackame15 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 5:33 PM

    I was excited for mcadoo. But its obvious he blows, big blue we in trouble and I miss grandpa coughlin

    —————————————————–

    This. So much THIS. It’s like McAdoo sees a play that works multiple times and immediately discards it in favor of calling yet another delayed handoff into the middle of the line for a 2 yard loss. If you listen, you can hear him calling for one right now. Good heavens, they have three very talented WRs but a suspect OL. Why on earth are they not running quick hitting short slants and crosses? How can the staff be so absolutely incapable of utilizing the talent that they have?

    OBJ is right that the playcalling is terrible. But he needs to accept that the game can be unfair. So can life. Deal with what is there and not with what you wish was there.

    The Giants could easily go 4-12 this year if the playcalling does not change.

  50. atthemurph says: Oct 5, 2016 9:31 AM

    Kid is a punk. He needs an ass kicking and the kickers should be his own teammates.

    If that doesn’t straighten him out then he needs off the team. It takes 53 guys to win a title. OBJ is a one man team and doesn’t give a crap about the other 52. It’s only about him.

    If that doesn’t change the Gints will never go anywhere with him on board.

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