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John Mara: I wish we had a dozen players like Odell Beckham

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Odell Beckham’s absence from voluntary offseason workouts hasn’t turned Giants owner John Mara against him.

Mara said today on WFAN that he had a “great conversation” with Beckham and still considers him the kind of player the Giants want on their roster.

“I wish we had another dozen players like him,” Mara said, via NJ.com.

Mara said the Giants want Beckham to get better at controlling his emotions, but they also think Beckham is emotional because he cares so much about his team.

“He knows that he’s got to mature and learn to control his emotions better,” Mara said. “He’s working on that. But one thing about that kid is that when he shows up at work, nobody works harder than he does. He’s so competitive, even in practice. He wants to win so badly.”

Beckham reportedly wants a new contract. Mara sounds like he’d be OK with paying Beckham a lot of money.

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53 Responses to “John Mara: I wish we had a dozen players like Odell Beckham”
  1. tylawspick6 says: Jun 22, 2017 2:07 PM

    And Josh Brown…

    What a turd this loser is. A cheating turd.

  2. johnsfsnl says: Jun 22, 2017 2:09 PM

    They’re terrified of him.

  3. bleedingfacemask says: Jun 22, 2017 2:11 PM

    “He knows that he’s got to mature and learn to control his emotions better,” Mara said. “He’s working on that.”

    Yeah, but it’s obvious that he’s not working very hard at it.

  4. redlikethepig says: Jun 22, 2017 2:16 PM

    I love how Pats fans always try to come up with false equivalencies. Guilty conscience never sleeps. The Pats cheated … got caught … got caught again. And no one destroys their cell phone unless they’d hiding something really bad.

  5. claydefayette says: Jun 22, 2017 2:18 PM

    He would like a dozen players with the jersey sales/market appeal of Beckham. Fixed it for ya

  6. Indybear says: Jun 22, 2017 2:21 PM

    They would need more kicker practice nets and at least a case of pacifiers each week.

  7. billswillnevermove says: Jun 22, 2017 2:22 PM

    Yes, because everyone wants a dozen punks on their team.

  8. cmoney20 says: Jun 22, 2017 2:24 PM

    I would love to buy some in-game team merchandise from the Giants organization, unfortunately I am not sure I can after the whole Eli Manning debacle.

  9. struckgold49er says: Jun 22, 2017 2:26 PM

    Oh REALLY, Mr Mara..!! So what you saying??

    -Janoris Jenkins

  10. jmc8888 says: Jun 22, 2017 2:27 PM

    So Mara wants to rename his team the Bellevue Giants?

  11. navyvandal says: Jun 22, 2017 2:29 PM

    Brandon Marshall is a good start since you plan on having a team of Divas.

  12. qbarrel says: Jun 22, 2017 2:30 PM

    They’ll need more kicking nets and Kleenex on the sidelines

  13. floriosnuts says: Jun 22, 2017 2:34 PM

    Overpaying receivers is always a smart move…..Right?

  14. number1hawkfan says: Jun 22, 2017 2:35 PM

    If there was a dozen ODB’s out there imagine the delay of game penalties. After every play the whole team is dancing and falling all over each other.

  15. finnymcphin says: Jun 22, 2017 2:37 PM

    A dozen of those and his ulcers ulcers would have ulcers.

  16. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 22, 2017 2:38 PM

    That’d be a lot of bad hair in a team photo.

  17. bradygirl12 says: Jun 22, 2017 2:41 PM

    So he wants a dozen immature crybabies who don’t get that they need to grow up? Got it.

  18. qbarrel says: Jun 22, 2017 2:56 PM

    Poor Eli. For some reason, Carson Palmer’s last season in Cincy keeps running over and over in my mind.

  19. lifetimefan says: Jun 22, 2017 2:58 PM

    Wow, so Mr. Mara wants a dozen players who are talented but immature and unable to keep their emotions under control. Good luck with that, in that case you will really need Coughlin back, he is one of the few coaches out there that would not take that crap from a player, no matter how talented he was, but with 12 of them even he would be in trouble.

    Oh and to the cell phone commenter, really, is that all ya got?

  20. thatneuneu says: Jun 22, 2017 3:00 PM

    12 players like Beckham in the locker room? Turn the club house into a bathhouse if ya want..

  21. kevinlawrencecantor says: Jun 22, 2017 3:03 PM

    Why would you want 12 wideouts?

    No wonder the Giants organization is a mess.

  22. HankTheDog says: Jun 22, 2017 3:07 PM

    That picture looks like a bare skull with a thin layer of skin covering it. Someone should send him for a checkup.

  23. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 22, 2017 3:08 PM

    I think there is a job among NFL teams that is needed but does not exist yet. I would call the person in that job “the fixer”. Just do whatever is needed to make comments like Mara’s become unnecessary and keep the owners in the shadow of the world of NFL news.

  24. softhelmet says: Jun 22, 2017 3:11 PM

    So does the NY media!

  25. toybkshr says: Jun 22, 2017 3:16 PM

    OTA’s would be kinda barren

  26. eagleslayer says: Jun 22, 2017 3:21 PM

    That sharp pain all Patriot fans get when they sit down is the NY Giants robbing them of NFL immortality.

    😉

  27. schmitty2 says: Jun 22, 2017 3:37 PM

    You don’t need 12 more OBJ’s…Brandon Marshall can fill that role all by himself. Mark my words something is going to happen with these 2 divas. Might be on the sideline, might be at practice, might be in the locker room but you can surely bet there is going to be an explosion between these 2 and I don’t think even the most die-hard G-man fan would disagree.

  28. aarons444 says: Jun 22, 2017 3:45 PM

    Everybody like Terrell Owens when he’s going for 100-1600-15

    .. its everything else that isn’t likable.

  29. aarons444 says: Jun 22, 2017 3:46 PM

    That sharp pain all Patriot fans get when they sit down is the NY Giants robbing them of NFL immortality.
    ===

    Can you even imagine how intolerable that group would be had the Giants not won those 2 Rings?!

  30. bigbluefan56 says: Jun 22, 2017 3:49 PM

    This is great, all Pats fans bitching because they cant stop getting caught cheating so they try to blast any and everyone for anything…… And Bills fans, really? Since when was this team or anyone on it relevant?

  31. absolutevisuals says: Jun 22, 2017 3:51 PM

    Fact of the matter is he’s a baller and turned that inept offense into something. Look at his highlights under McAdoo, it’s all Odell because that route tree is as basic as can be.

    Even Andy Reid & Alex Smith are like, “Really?” So yeah, pretty much Odell has the keys. As long as he doesn’t do anything legally stupid, or start doing sit ups in the drive way, I hope he keeps doing him.

  32. nbptma says: Jun 22, 2017 3:59 PM

    . . . . careful what you ‘wish’ for

    yeah, I (and teh NY media) would love to see a dozen of these guys taking a road trip to South Beach before a playoff game

  33. bullcharger says: Jun 22, 2017 4:09 PM

    “He’s so competitive, even in practice. He wants to win so badly.”

    —————————–
    Finish that sentence.

    He wants to win so badly… that he goes on a drug fueled cruise in south beach before a playoff game.

    He wants to win so badly… that he can’t handle another player trash talking him and focus on his job which he is paid millions to do.

    He wants to win so badly… that he skips voluntary work outs that are an opportunity to build rapport with the team.

    The list could go on and on.

  34. arwiv says: Jun 22, 2017 4:16 PM

    Who needs to listen to actual NFL owners, GM’s and coaches when you have so many know-it-all PFT posters to tell you what’s really happening in the locker room?

    I dont know what Id do without your immense knowledge of what sort of person OBJ really is. Thanks guys.

  35. aarons444 says: Jun 22, 2017 4:16 PM

    Have John Clayton and John Mara ever been seen in the same room?……….

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 22, 2017 4:16 PM

    Mara is complicit with hiding Josh Brown’s serial domestic violence and essentially an accomplice after the fact.

    That alone makes him a vile and disgusting human being.

  37. knucklebucket says: Jun 22, 2017 4:29 PM

    eagleslayer says:
    Jun 22, 2017 3:21 PM
    That sharp pain all Patriot fans get when they sit down is the NY Giants robbing them of NFL immortality.

    😉

    You may be right, but the Pats have still one two since the Giants were last relevant. I’ll take that. 🙂

  38. weepingjebus says: Jun 22, 2017 4:41 PM

    For years the Giants had an organized program to fake cramps on defense. According to the NY Times, it was run through DC Perry Fewell. Coincidentally, after they were caught on tape in 2011 the Giants became known for giving up 4th quarter leads, have hovered around .500 and not won another playoff game. All of this is a long way of saying that your high horses aren’t really that high and in fact are down in the mud along with the “phone destroyed” Goodell saps.

  39. davefromtheburgh says: Jun 22, 2017 9:29 PM

    I too wish my team had 12 players like Odell Beckham. I also would wish that they not have his personality or desire to promote his style and brand at every turn.

  40. BarbequeTime says: Jun 22, 2017 9:30 PM

    A dozen does sound good. That way if some of them are off on sailboats or having conniption fits you still have some to fall back on.

  41. BarbequeTime says: Jun 22, 2017 9:31 PM

    A dozen does sound good. That way if some of them are off on sailboats or having conniption fits you still have some to fall back on. You only need one out of the 12 at any givem moment so that might work.

  42. townie45 says: Jun 22, 2017 9:53 PM

    What do the Patriots have do with the fact that Odell Beckham is a spoiled brat and John Mara is an idiot? The brains and toughness of the New York Football Giants now resides in Jacksonville and his name is Tom Coughlin.

  43. publius12 says: Jun 22, 2017 10:32 PM

    Well, he may wish he had 12 Odell Beckhams, but I still wish I had ten Terry Tates on Team Felcher.

  44. bkostela says: Jun 22, 2017 10:52 PM

    qbarrel says:
    Jun 22, 2017 2:56 PM
    Poor Eli. For some reason, Carson Palmer’s last season in Cincy keeps running over and over in my mind.
    _______________

    Eli had two Super Bowl rings before Carson won a playoff game. Yes, poor Eli.

  45. bills1oftheseyrs says: Jun 23, 2017 12:11 AM

    If they did then they would have 12 players arguing amongst themselves after every loss unless they had 200 yds then they wouldn’t be so bad LOL!

  46. icebergsimpson says: Jun 23, 2017 7:34 AM

    Imagine how many shirtless dudes on a yacht if a team had 12 Odells.

  47. LionsPride69 says: Jun 23, 2017 8:19 AM

    And more proof you don’t have to be smart to be an NFL owner.

  48. bocadiver1 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:05 AM

    Players play, coaches coach and all the rest of us enjoy making inane comments on PFT.

  49. eagleslayer says: Jun 23, 2017 9:12 AM

    At least John Mara sounds like a human being instead of a slobbering drunk when he speaks.

  50. nhpats says: Jun 23, 2017 9:49 AM

    eagleslayer says:
    Jun 22, 2017 3:21 PM
    That sharp pain all Patriot fans get when they sit down is the NY Giants robbing them of NFL immortality.

    ———————

    Good thing the Giants won’t sniff another SB for quite some time. The Pats won’t have to worry about them.

  51. phillyfinsfan says: Jun 23, 2017 10:04 AM

    “Oh sorry, I was referring to the wrong LSU receiver. What I really meant to say is that I wish we had a dozen players like JARVIS LANDRY!”

  52. nygnjd says: Jun 23, 2017 11:11 AM

    He’s a top 5 player in the league at his position.

    So, yeah, the NYG would like to have a dozen of those.

    So would every other team in the NFL, don’t even try to tell yourself otherwise.

  53. BarbequeTime says: Jun 23, 2017 1:15 PM

    eagleslayer says:
    Jun 22, 2017 3:21 PM
    That sharp pain all Patriot fans get when they sit down is the NY Giants robbing them of NFL immortality.

    😉

    ————————–
    Actually I gotta think the one that gets the sharp pains would be the guy that reads an article about a player on the Giants and all they can think is Patriots.

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