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John Mara on Odell Beckham: He’s the last guy I’m worried about

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In the aftermath of the final game of the Giants’ season, wide receiver Odell Beckham punched a hole in a Lambeau Field wall in an expression of the emotions he was feeling after his team was blown out by the Packers.

That led a variety of people from the team, including General Manager Jerry Reese, to say that it was time for Beckham to grow up¬†after a couple of years filled with emotional outbursts that sometimes detracted from Beckham’s production on the field. On Monday, co-owner John Mara took a different track.

He joked that he offered the Packers $100 to fix the hole in the wall and said that Beckham is “the last guy on our team that I’m worried about.”

“He’s an emotional player,” Mara said, via “I think he’s going to mature over time, but I’m not losing any sleep worrying about him. He’s a prideful, motivated young man who competes at 100 percent all the time. I think he’ll mature over time.”

Beckham is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which means he’s eligible for both an extension and a fifth-year team option. Picking up the latter seems inevitable, but Mara said no talks have taken place about a longer deal.

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7 Responses to “John Mara on Odell Beckham: He’s the last guy I’m worried about”
  1. scoops1 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:07 AM

    the Giants baby this guy wayyyy to much.

    He will be Shockey 2.0 in a hurry if they keep babying him

  2. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Mar 28, 2017 10:12 AM

    Passion for winning is all it is.
    At least he’s not sexually assaulting young ladies. I’m still waiting to hear what the league is going to do about that.

  3. packmangamble says: Mar 28, 2017 10:20 AM

    $100?? Why don’t you use that money to buy OBJ some anger management therapy!!

  4. finsrule2222 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:34 AM

    This is why I hate fans. You can’t win. Either they rip Jay Cutler for seemingly not caring enough, and they rip Odell Beckham for caring too much. Then they rip the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on TD celebrations, and they rip players from celebrating too much.

    I will never understand why people want to watch boring, bland football (entertainment). No celebrations, no emotions. Those old University of Miami teams were so entertaining and fun.

    Stop taking your sports so seriously. As long as they’re not injuring other people or committing crimes, let them dance in the endzone, let them be emotional. It’s a damn game.

  5. edon8334 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:36 AM

    are we sure he didnt punch a hole in the wall to make a gloryhole waiting for something to come out?

    Go Skins

  6. umassdebatingteam says: Mar 28, 2017 12:34 PM

    Liar! Josh Brown is the last guy he’s worried about.

  7. tremoluxman says: Mar 28, 2017 12:46 PM

    Sick to death of people making excuses for immature, childish behavior by saying, “He’s just a passionate guy.”
    How about a little self-control and focus for a change? Maybe try analyzing why you keep getting into trouble. Here’s a thought; try improving your game and professionalism instead of wrecking stuff.

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