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Michael Strahan unconcerned about Odell Beckham skipping OTAs

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Michael Strahan is unconcerned about Odell Beckham Jr. skipping the Giants’ organized team activities, pointing to Beckham’s work ethic and commitment to football.

I’ve seen this kid work,” Strahan said at the Just Golf Classic, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “I’ve talked to him this offseason. His head is where it needs to be.

“Everybody gives him a hard time about missing a little OTAs. Hell, I didn’t go to those things, so I’m the wrong person to be sympathetic for people who are giving him a hard time.”

Beckham spent most of the offseason in Los Angeles working with his personal trainer. The receiver showed up for the Giants’ mandatory minicamp earlier this month and is expected to report to training camp with his teammates July 27.

The Giants hope Beckham’s career is as productive as Strahan’s was. In 15 seasons with the Giants, Strahan had 141.5 sacks and was inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

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13 Responses to “Michael Strahan unconcerned about Odell Beckham skipping OTAs”
  1. absolutevisuals says: Jun 26, 2017 4:08 PM

    Now time for the armchair GMs to chime in.

  2. doe22us says: Jun 26, 2017 4:08 PM

    OTA’s i mean come on.

  3. *Legion* says: Jun 26, 2017 4:11 PM

    Of course Strahan isn’t concerned, it’s not his job to be concerned.

    Asking ex-players who aren’t involved in the outcome is a waste of everyone’s time.

  4. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Jun 26, 2017 4:17 PM

    Strahan had 140.5 sacks.
    And 1 gift from Bret Favre.

  5. cmonitsfunny says: Jun 26, 2017 4:58 PM

    I wonder why he wasn’t asked his opinion about the Miami trip the week before a ployoff game.

  6. sportoficionado says: Jun 26, 2017 5:35 PM

    He is so committed, in fact, that he will only show up when it is ABSOLUTELY mandatory. I don’t have a horse in this race but just from an outside observation, there are a number of really good to elite players that did not have a contract or were close to approaching free agency this offseason but they still showed up to work during voluntary workouts–not everyone handles their business the same, but just from experience, there should be at least some concern.

  7. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 26, 2017 5:50 PM

    Fun senseless word to put Strahan’s name back in the news to sell his endorsement products.

  8. wordsmith513 says: Jun 26, 2017 5:52 PM

    All OBJ needs to understand is that you get better as a TEAM. But then some players think they are the team – no practice required.

  9. triptomlin says: Jun 26, 2017 7:02 PM

    Sure he is, because he’s a tool

  10. deuce22222 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:23 PM

    triptomlin says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:02 PM
    Sure he is, because he’s a tool


    So is gronk. But I guess gronk is just being gronk. So it’s ok……

  11. bkostela says: Jun 26, 2017 7:45 PM

    Beckham’s offseason training facility is in Los Angeles. He chose to stay and train instead of play paintball with his teammates.

    Wait, the Giants didn’t cancel OTAs to play painball, bumper cars, or go on a scavenger hunt like other teams? OTAs mist not be that important if teams would rather take field trips.

    Beckham will be just fine.

  12. intrafinesse says: Jun 26, 2017 8:07 PM

    Nice picture of OBJ

  13. mystereo says: Jun 26, 2017 11:48 PM

    Practice, man. Practice. We’re talking about PRACTICE.

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