Tom Coughlin offers to help Odell Beckham Jr. channel his emotion

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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.

14 responses to “Tom Coughlin offers to help Odell Beckham Jr. channel his emotion

  1. Coach Mcadoo needs to take a lesson or two from Coughlin. Beckham played 2 years under Coughlin but now Mcadoo wanna throw him under the bus like Beckham not the best player on the team.

  2. Grow up Princess. All fun and games until the defence covers you and wont let you catch the ball. Get a haircut and play ball man, quit youre whining.

    Another no playoff year for the sad sack Giants.

  3. Let’s let Coach Coughlin give it a try, he loves the Giants and OBJ, I think he will be able to help him be a better ball player.

  4. Chennel his emotion?

    How about the HC saying “You are benched until you act like an adult”?
    It would take OBJ a short while to straighten up.

    The same philosophy works for training small children and dogs.
    You did behaviour A which is wrong, and you are being punished.

  5. ‘Passion’ is the new excuse for being an out-of-control, immature jerk. There’s an old saying, “An angry fighter is a defeated fighter.”

    If your emotions are not in check, you can’t concentrate on the task at hand. Your focus is divided. You need to be clear-headed and giving all your energy to achieving your goal. DBs and coaches know this. That’s why they rile him up, to get him off his game. Ali the fighter was a master at getting into his opponent’s head. He’d have them beat before the first bell. Ask any hunter or target shooter, too. You have to stay calm and chill.

  6. Yeah, well, if Coughlin can help him, why didn’t he do it last year while he was the head coach? Didn’t Coughlin just stand there and do nothing during the tussles with Norman?

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