Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he’s “not having fun anymore” playing football.
So who better to fix that than the king of madcap laughs himself, Tom Coughlin.
The former Giants coach said on the “We Need to Talk” show on CBS Sports Network that he’d love to help Beckham get back on track, because he’s seen up close the kind of player the star wideout is.
“For his own good [he needs to learn to channel his passion],” Coughlin said. “And I would love to try to help him in this regard because I think so highly of him. . . . He is a distraction. If you watch a game, the camera is on him the whole time.”
Beckham’s sideline emotions have become a focal point this year, and he said he’s frustrated with the amount of attention he’s getting for his behavior.
“He really believes that he is at his best at the top of his passion,” Coughlin said. “He is so talented. I don’t think there’s anything the kid can’t do. He is a good kid. He is a team guy in the team room. It’s just when he gets on the field, there’s only one way he knows how to play.”
Finding a way to harness that fire is something the Giants are clearly working on, even if it’s not working. But Coughlin, who remains under contract to the team, would do anything he can to help.