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.