Odell Beckham says double-teaming him won’t work

AP

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won’t surprise anyone this year, as every opposing secondary will play the Giants knowing that stopping Beckham is the top priority.

But while Beckham is expecting to see double coverage this season, he’s not expecting that to slow down the Giants’ passing game.

“I definitely expect to receive a lot more attention,” Beckham said, via NJ.com. “But it’s just not going to work.”

Beckham says that if opposing defenses force Eli Manning to throw him fewer balls this year, receivers Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle will benefit.

“You know you have Vic and Reuben, it’s going to be hard to double or have a safety over the top with the stuff that we have going on,” Beckham said. “I don’t think it’s going to be beneficial for them.”

Beckham may be right that doubling him won’t work, but defenses will try. After Beckham tore opposing secondaries apart last season, the Giants’ opponents will do everything they can to stop the NFL’s best young receiver.

57 responses to “Odell Beckham says double-teaming him won’t work

  1. Putting lots of stickem on your gloves, however, will work.
    Last season was the best one this guy will ever have. No more flying under the radar teams will be focused on him and ready for him now.

  2. Teams aren’t going to have to worry about Cruz at all. He’s not going to be ready (unless he uses the same PEDs guy that Peterson used a couple years ago). His knee cap isn’t going to stay put for at least another year.

  3. He’s right. But it’s really going to come down to offensive line play for the Giants. I think Flowers went way too high on the draft board, and will not have a good rookie year. The rest of their line isn’t very good and they don’t have a strong running game.

  4. They doubled him after week 8. Victor Cruz was out for the rest of the season. That didn’t work either.

  5. Won’t matter… The O-line is in a rebuilding stage and Eli will be running for his life.

    Week one against the Cowboys will prove it…

  6. graphicwolf1art says:
    May 28, 2015 1:09 PM

    Watch out how you boast…usually indicates you’re primed to get burnt.

    ________________________________________

    Did you only read the headline? He wasn’t boasting, he was giving credit to the ability of teammates to make plays if they decide to double team him.

  7. Test his gloves for foreign substances at the start of every quarter and see how long he keeps yapping.

  8. Hopefully Ereck Flowers can make up for Will Beatty’s absence, but it will take a solid half season before the o-line gels into a unit.

  9. buckhuckster says:
    May 28, 2015 1:12 PM
    He’s right. Double teaming won’t help.

    EA Sports giving him the Madden Curse will.
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    the last time EA “madden cursed” a WR, he went on to break Jerry Rice’s record for yards in a season…

  10. Excited to watch Revis match up with this kid. While he is extremely talented, he did receive a TON of targets.

    Don’t put him in the HOF yet guys. Fun players to watch though!

  11. Eli is the fraudulent one. Refusing to go to the team that earned your draft rights does more damage to parity and integrity than anything Brady (might have) done.

  12. rayslover727 says:
    May 28, 2015 1:12 PM
    Great receivers but Eli will be pressed for time like never before behind that decimated O line.
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    Even if the line is terrible this year, it won’t be any worse than last year (JD Walton and John Jerry?!). Eli knows how to play under pressure. Oh, and if you’re going to bring up interceptions, the Giants (14) threw less last year than both the Redskins (18) and Eagles (21).

  13. It won’t matter. Eli will be twice as gun shy by mid season. His offensive line is a sieve N it’s also going to be curtain time for coach GranPa.

  14. jovan19 says:
    May 28, 2015 2:03 PM
    Dez Bryant > Odell Beckham
    …………………………………………………………………………
    Dez Bryant is a good receiver but odell almost matched his career high receiving yards in his rookie year. I’m tired of this Dez crap this dude was mediocre is first 2 years in the NFL as a number 1 receiver. For all the Dez hype i can name twenty games in which I’ve seen that dude disappear or get shutdown.

  15. This guy is a clown. I wonder if he will hold out for a new contract when his rookie deal is up in two years??? Hahahaha good thing he doesn’t have an ego.

    Sweet you scored against the Cowboys/Eagles poops secondary last year and then racked up numbers to end the year after a 6 game losing streak for a second straight season. I’d say single cover him, let him get his stats and waltz past the God awful Giants.

  16. The haters are out in full force today lmao. Odell is going to dominate your teams secondary for years and it will all be with the New York football giants. Nothing is stopping him.losers. Especially to the ringless eagles , choker cowgirls and deadskins fans. And our o line will be slightly better this year even with the Beatty injury.

  17. Yep Odell, that’s the risk double teaming a receiver. Now what are the risks of a heavy blitz?

  18. Beckham is good. Great hands, elite speed, decent route runner. Before we all fall all over ourselves putting him in the hall of fame, though, let’s remember he had one injury shortened season under his belt.

    Who was that other rookie a couple of years ago in the NFC East that set the league on fire with his injury shortened season? I think he played quarterback for Washington. How’s he doing these days?

  19. Ok man, this guy didnt even have a great season. He had some good games. All of a sudden hes gods gift to earth. Relax homegirl.

  20. Young and Dumb
    Too bad, I thought the kid had promise!
    Just another over confident receiver that will probably disapear because he thinks he is so good.

  21. Some receivers are open on every play, even when they’re covered (CJ, Dez); I don’t see it yet for Beckham. The problem Beckham has is Eli doesn’t have the skill-set to put the ball in really tight spots like an A. Rodgers does.

    He is right about one thing; you can’t double him & Cruz. If Cruz returns to form then they have a WR duo that will be trouble for defensive backfields, assuming NYG can patch together an already injured line.

    – Dallas fan

  22. I. vikesr4reel says:
    May 28, 2015 2:59 PM
    Young and Dumb
    Too bad, I thought the kid had promise!
    Just another over confident receiver that will probably disapear because he thinks he is so good.

    ———————————————————————————– maybe you should look at his tape and some stats. “He’s gonna disappear” lol good luck with that idea.

  23. so the mannings are having a lukewarm offseason and camps
    >>eli : wish odell would be quiet and stop talking so much and it didnt help me either by easports giving him the madden cover”
    >>payton: my arm is getting weaker and i just lost my Pro-Bowl left tackle for 2015 and they dont grow on trees
    somebody we don’t expect will get too santa clara in feb, we can start too speculate it will not be the giants and broncos thats for sure

  24. We get it dude, your really talented and full of yourself. Keep talking and go ahead and back up, then keep gloating. It’s fine, but be prepared for an earful every time you play poorly or say something stupid because you pretty much set yourself up for this.

  25. Your fear of him putting up 2 tds and a buck fitty on your neck pieces is palpable.

  26. He’s a good young receiver, but he’s not good enough to be making statements like this.

  27. jjuan12381 says:
    May 28, 2015 2:17 PM
    jovan19 says:
    May 28, 2015 2:03 PM
    Dez Bryant > Odell Beckham
    …………………………………………………………………………
    Dez Bryant is a good receiver but odell almost matched his career high receiving yards in his rookie year. I’m tired of this Dez crap this dude was mediocre is first 2 years in the NFL as a number 1 receiver. For all the Dez hype i can name twenty games in which I’ve seen that dude disappear or get shutdown.
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    What you can’t erase but can try to forget is that no WR in the NFL has as many touchdowns as Dez over the past 4 seasons. Not even Jimmy Graham at TE has as many.
    Dez is a large reason Demarco Murray had space to run last season as well and he is a great blocker.

  28. graphicwolf1art says:
    May 28, 2015 1:09 PM
    Watch out how you boast…usually indicates you’re primed to get burnt.

    ———————————————–

    This, this, this, times 1000. Odell, please leave the boasting to others and just focus on your job, which is catching footballs.

  29. Who does this big mouth think he is? That catch he made has really gone to his head, now he thinks he’s unstoppable. Keep thinking that, big mouth. What does he think, defensive coordinators around the league aren’t gonna figure out how to neutralize him, game plan against him, tighten up coverage? And there’s no guarantee on Cruz coming back to full speed and randle doesn’t scare anyone, so what’s all the hot air from the big mouth all about. Maybe he should be asking himself instead how his Swiss cheese defense is going to stop Murray, Mathews, Huff, Sproles, Ertz, Cooper? That’s what the big mouth should be thinking. But truth be told, it doesn’t surprise me. The giants themselves are a big mouth team that blows a lot of hot air. The proof? With all the big mouths talk, the giants finished with a 6-10 record. Fear the Eagles!!!

  30. bigbenh8tr says:
    May 28, 2015 3:31 PM

    jjuan12381 says:
    May 28, 2015 2:17 PM
    jovan19 says:
    May 28, 2015 2:03 PM
    Dez Bryant > Odell Beckham
    …………………………………………………………………………
    Dez Bryant is a good receiver but odell almost matched his career high receiving yards in his rookie year. I’m tired of this Dez crap this dude was mediocre is first 2 years in the NFL as a number 1 receiver. For all the Dez hype i can name twenty games in which I’ve seen that dude disappear or get shutdown.
    ____________________________________
    What you can’t erase but can try to forget is that no WR in the NFL has as many touchdowns as Dez over the past 4 seasons. Not even Jimmy Graham at TE has as many.
    Dez is a large reason Demarco Murray had space to run last season as well and he is a great blocker
    ——-
    and Dez disappeared in the playoffs, in two games he had 6 catches for 86 yards. Pretty pathetic.

  31. I don’t know why people are knocking the kid, he didn’t say he couldn’t be double teamed…. he said it would be bad to concentrate on him because they have other talents at the position…. That being said i have to agreee with others. The giants oline is going to be pretty bad.. This might be the year Eli gets hurt.. You put a guy behind a bad oline for that many years and at some point he gets hurt…

    But the Giants issue won’t be offense.. They’re problem this year is going to be a bad defense.. They may have the worst defense in the nfl when its all said and done.

  32. Wow, I’m missing the part in this conversation where Beckham started proclaiming himself the second coming of Jerry Rice like everyone on this board is complaining about. He was asked if he expected to see more double coverage this year, and he said yes, but its not going to work, because you’ll have single coverage on Cruz and Randle. Sounds to me like he was throwing praise to his teammates, not to himself. Go easy there, haters.

  33. lol the O-Line will be way better than last season despite the injuries…oh and Eli is going into year two coming off a season were he threw 9 picks in 15 games ( 5 in the SF dumpster fire)…yet the haters keep bringing up the past…well here’s some past history for ya 2x superbowl champ 2x superbowl MVP…what has your QB done for you in the last 7 years???

  34. Can you read?

    He is not saying he can beat being doubled he is saying if you double him there are other good WR who will make the play.

    He is not talking about how good he is he is talking about how good the rest of the team is

    Some of you just hate the Giants is it due to the history of the team one of the oldest

    Is it the 4 Trophies?

    Is that Eli made the best call the day he said no to the chargers?

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