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Eli Manning has no doubt Odell Beckham will be ready

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Giants receiver Odell Beckham skipped voluntary workouts this offseason, but quarterback Eli Manning isn’t concerned about the two of them being ready to go when the season starts.

“Odell and I, we talk constantly, and he’s up front with me about what his plans are, when he’s going to be there and what he needs to do to get better,” Manning told Jim Rome. “So hey, I promote him in doing whatever it takes for him to be at his best, and for that he thought he needed to be training on his own in California to get his workouts to make sure he’s healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season.”

Some players may skip voluntary workouts because they don’t enjoy putting in the work, but Manning said Beckham is definitely not one of those players.

“The guy’s a workhorse. He’s loves the training, he knows his body, he knows what he’s got to do to get ready and so he felt this was the best way for him to get prepared,” Manning said. “Sometimes as athletes, you know your body better than anyone else. You know what you need to do to get in the best shape and get the most work and that’s what he felt, and you have to support the guy, because he is working. He is doing the right things, and he is trying to get better.”

Beckham’s absence was the biggest story of the offseason for the Giants, but Manning sounds convinced that by the time training camp is open in a month, it will be a non-story.

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21 Responses to “Eli Manning has no doubt Odell Beckham will be ready”
  1. ibillwt says: Jun 27, 2017 5:29 PM

    Off-season work out clothing sells for “game used”.

  2. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 27, 2017 5:46 PM

    LOL at Manning’s love fest for his BFF!

  3. jag1959 says: Jun 27, 2017 5:56 PM

    Probably said more for Beckham’s benefit than anything else.

  4. kap1123 says: Jun 27, 2017 6:14 PM

    The question should be is Eli going to be ready?

  5. arwiv says: Jun 27, 2017 6:16 PM

    But, but, I thought OBJ was lazy and selfish?

  6. theseekeroffun says: Jun 27, 2017 6:53 PM

    We know his CLOWN HAIR will be ready!

  7. bigdaddystyle says: Jun 27, 2017 6:58 PM

    All the preseason feel good stuff is so predictable.

    Everyone on every team is gonna have their best season ever. Until ACL’s and Pectoral muscles tear.

    Hope your team doesn’t get hammered with reality.

  8. bencoates57 says: Jun 27, 2017 6:58 PM

    Good to know.

  9. cobrala2 says: Jun 27, 2017 7:32 PM

    Wait, is it about his preparation or his maturity???

  10. jsrdc says: Jun 27, 2017 7:40 PM

    We all know the kicking net will be ready…….

  11. streetyson says: Jun 27, 2017 8:43 PM

    Talk about a love-hate relationship! In 2015 the last nail for Coughlin was his keeping OBJ in the wk15 game (against Panthers) despite OBJ causing a slew of personal penalties that effectively cost the game (38-35) and any hopes of playoffs. Clearly this was an excuse to sack Coughlin because if a player’s presence was that bad you’d think they’d get rid of him too? No, because OBJ’s 2014 front-heavy contract was 100% guaranteed plus a big signing bonus. So Giants hoped OBJ would grow up and just be a talent.

    Last season OBJ took most of the blame from the Giants org for the playoff loss (overlooking that Eli, career rating 83.9, also played rather poorly). But again, Giants keep hoping OBJ will grow up before Eli (who turns 37 on Jan 3rd) retires…

  12. arwiv says: Jun 27, 2017 11:24 PM

    Once again a harmless post of mine gets deleted. Why?

  13. DitkasHair says: Jun 28, 2017 7:47 AM

    He’ll be ready for the HAIR DRESSER !!!

  14. factschecker says: Jun 28, 2017 8:53 AM

    If he’s not ready Eli can just fake it. They can just dye another dudes hair blonde and pass him off as Odell and hope that nobody notices. And if somebody finds out …so what. I’m Eli Manning.

  15. triptomlin says: Jun 28, 2017 8:58 AM

    Eli Manning is a dork.

  16. triptomlin says: Jun 28, 2017 9:01 AM

    If this clown played for any other team all you Giants fans would be calling him out. You know it’s true. While you are at it get some of that Manning game worn. You’ve been duped. Your team stinks and you are all idiots. Classy my A.

  17. bocadiver1 says: Jun 28, 2017 9:16 AM

    Y’all slay me. Picked #8 in the list of best players – by his peers, not PFT clowns – and you still have to bash him. He’s growing up, getting better every year and y’all wish he were your team’s problem.

  18. nhpats says: Jun 28, 2017 9:26 AM

    Josh Norman will be ready too….

  19. tonyzendejas says: Jun 28, 2017 10:00 AM

    Meanwhile Eli is ready for the new season of Sesame Street.

  20. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 28, 2017 10:10 AM

    Good ol soft Eli. Peyton would have chewed Beckham’s butt off for missing the workouts.

  21. eagleslayer says: Jun 28, 2017 10:21 AM

    Odell Beckham: 12 catches, 167 yards vs. Josh Norman 2016

    You were saying?

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