Odell Beckham blames dehydration for leaving the field early at halftime

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Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham walked off the sideline and into the locker room before halftime, leaving the Giants’ offense on the field without him. That immediately raised eyebrows: Was Beckham again unhappy with the team and walking off in frustration?

Beckham said after the game that he was just dehydrated.

“I was cramping . . . so I was trying to go get an IV,’’ Beckham said. “Because the halftime break is really like five, 10 minutes [actually 12 minutes], so if I can use a couple extra seconds to go in there and get an IV and be able to come back out . . . that’s really all it was.’’

Beckham was also spotted on the sideline head-butting a cooling fan.

“I was just trying to get myself going,’’ Beckham said. “I felt like some of those plays after I was getting myself going was my best stuff. I was just trying to get myself fired up, and I did that and it helped me.’’

It was a game in which Beckham drew more attention for what he did on the sideline than for what he did on the field. Beckham gained just 44 yards on six catches.

85 responses to “Odell Beckham blames dehydration for leaving the field early at halftime

  1. The Giants are a train wreck. They knew what they were getting when they gave Beckham all that money. He is a very good player (unlike most people, I don’t think he’s a great player) but he’s also a head case.

  2. I remember when Dez Bryant left for the locker room early while getting blown out against the Packers ….

    Maybe he’s telling the truth and maybe not but it’s not like he was carrying the offense on his back like Barkley so it’s hard to see why he would need an IV.

  3. He was overly pissy all week – and been crying for attention for years – of course he’s dehydrated.

  4. He’s always been a whack job but it wasn’t so bad with production. What say you Elmer Brown ? That’s right he’ll be missing in action until he can find a reason to condemn the Eagles. Lol.

  5. I would have left too… Actually I did about two minutes left in 1st half I turned the game off. I would rather stick toothpicks in my eyelids then watch Eli. That was horrendous qb play and every coach on that team should be ashamed of themselves for not sitting him in 2nd half.

  6. This guy and a handful of others are ruining the NFL. Too much sidelines, drama airtime. Overpaid, whiny, drama filled Divas. Who wants to watch or hear about this crap?!

  7. All that money for what……maybe 12TD’s…maybe 1000 yards….. not worth the antics, theatrics and all the other BS that comes with this guy… not to mention the salary cap hit…can’t sign free agents now….

  8. Don’t worry Giants fans, you can continue to hang on to the fact that you beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl 6 years ago. You’ll need to hang onto that for a long time given the current state of this team.

  9. I would take any of the 31 other starting QBs right now over Eli Manning, including Josh Allen and CJ Beathard. Eli is done, plain and simple. Pathetic arm, zero mobility, no confidence.

    Like it’s OBJ’s fault that he only gained 44 yards? Did anyone watch the game?? Eli threw the ball down the field maybe twice. 11 of his 24 completions were to his running backs and the rest were wide receiver screens. Doesn’t matter if he had Julio, OBJ, AB and Gronk out there. He’s done, it’s over and it’s time to face reality. The excuse making is unreal.

  10. Scary thing is…. what if McAdoof wasn’t part of the problem?
    Airman nailed it, new coaching regime, same problems.

  11. Context is everything. There was 2 seconds left in the half when the Giants got the ball. What were they going to do…throw a long bomb down the sidelines for a TD? Gimme a break. The Giants did run a play though further cementing their descent into stupidity. Most teams would have taken a knee and get to planning for the second half. But the G-men ran a pass play for 12 yards.

  12. If I’m the Giants , I’m doing everything I can to find a sway out of that contract

    Seems to take 2 years usually. It gives me even more of an appreciation for what Belichick does. It takes guts to get rid of high value players for the better of the whole. In the big picture, that’s the correct approach but there’s always some short term pain involved.

  13. “I guess screaming at sideline equipment is better than screaming at teammates, but holy cow does he have anger management issues or what!”

    Nah. It is mostly “hey look at me look at me look at me!”

  14. The LAST thing the Giants need right now is this headache who, is anything but a team player !
    This team shows a complete lack of discipline and no leadership whatsoever in the locker room.Get rid of this eyesore as quickly as possible, look for an O-LINE AND NEW QB OR STAY IN THE CELLAR of this division for the foreseeable future..

  15. I don’t think he even attempts to use both hands catching the ball anymore. He’s great with the ball in his hands, but Eli is like the pet you have that you just refuse to put out of its misery and take to the vet because of all the memories of what he used to be.

    The Giants have possibly the two most dynamic players in the league at their positions, ODB and Barkley, and are an atrocious offense.

    My favorite part of the game was at the end of the half, at the 44 yard line, they threw a WR screen instead of a hail mary. Can Eli even throw the ball 56 yards anymore, were they covering for him? The mustacheo’d coach from last year looks wiser and wiser with each game.

  16. tundey says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:52 am
    Context is everything. There was 2 seconds left in the half when the Giants got the ball. What were they going to do…throw a long bomb down the sidelines for a TD? Gimme a break. The Giants did run a play though further cementing their descent into stupidity. Most teams would have taken a knee and get to planning for the second half. But the G-men ran a pass play for 12 yards.

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    Huh?? They were at their own 44, that’s a 56 yard throw, the GMEN are the ONLY team in the NFL that wouldn’t have thrown to the endzone. Kneel? Are you serious?

  17. “Beckham was also spotted on the sideline head-butting a cooling fan.”

    That fan should have kicked his butt like that kicking net did.

  18. This guy NEEDS and CRAVES attention. He knows the cameras are on him all the time and he continues to do stuff every game to bring attention to himself. Narcissist

  19. oh yeah, as a Cowboys fan, I am pretty thankful for the Giants. We are horrible, but we are not as bad as the NY Football Giants. Hard times for the once powerful East.

  20. Honestly Beckham is crazy but he wants to win. He goes over and has the incident with the fan because he can’t say what’s really on his mind. That is Eli is done. But those who ya e even thought that in New York the last fo e years end up at the bottom of the river. It was so obvious last night his physical skills and confidence have eroded. Yes his online stinks but even when given time he still has no oribaken checking down almost every time and when he did throwi it down field
    He misses horribly. Please retire you’re running your families legacy.

  21. ipskipskyblue says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:22 am
    Don’t you actually have to do something to get dehydrated?

    Haven’t you heard? Throwing a temper tantrum on the sidelines is the perfect way to get dehydrated

  22. Whether or not Eli can throw, obj can’t get separation any more!

    Was really hoping to see the new RB help solidify this team but it looks like they need a whole new O line to really do that.

  23. tundey says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:52 am
    Context is everything. There was 2 seconds left in the half when the Giants got the ball. What were they going to do…throw a long bomb down the sidelines for a TD? Gimme a break. The Giants did run a play though further cementing their descent into stupidity. Most teams would have taken a knee and get to planning for the second half. But the G-men ran a pass play for 12 yards
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    and you would be an enabler. I don’t understand the play call since that called for a hail mary, but you certainly want your so called best WR in the game for that play. He just got a massive contract and talks about leadership. You don’t quit on your team. PERIOD

  24. I’ve played competitive tennis matches for several hours non-stop in 90+ sunshine, never needed an IV. Why are PRO football players in such bad shape? I constantly see them sucking down oxygen on the sideline also. I just don’t get it. They exert maximum effort for maybe 10% of the time it takes the game to be played.

  25. I’m not dissing Barkley, he is a damn good back. But the decision to take him over a QB last draft is a fire-able offense. On the bright side, it looks like you might get the pick of the litter this year.

  26. I agree with Chinahand11…this guy doesn’t have anger management issues…he’s just a jackass who throws tantrums for attention.

    Did he act that way in college…high school? He didn’t have 10 million people looking at him then.

  27. Beckham sets a horrible example for the younger guys on this team. I would venture to guess that Saquon Barkley is way more mature and will do more for the team than Beckham ever will. They should have never paid him.

  28. I suspect the training approach is more toward bursts, than for endurance.
    Hockey has very short shifts, say, 1 to 1.5 minutes. All out. Then gassed…and back to the bench.
    Same with some positions in NFL; all out for 1-2 plays, then back to the sidelines.

    Tennis is almost 180º from that; continuous play. Few stoppages.

  29. At my son’s flag football practice (9-11 year olds) I saw a kid wearing a Beckham jersey and sporting a Beckham hair style. The kid’s parents should find him a better role model.

  30. Maybe the South Central LSU Mud Dogs water boy is available to train the Giants on the importance of hydration ! Maybe even the coaching staff could help the giants since they are playing like the mud dogs before the Water Boy stepped in too help !

  31. I understand the dislike many have for this selfish player, still the dehydration excuse is not at all illogical. This happens often, players trying to go to locker room early to deal with a physical situation, cameras and tv production just naturally caught this one. FWIW, tv producion clearly doesn’t care for OBJ, this was clear by the PXP making such a dramatic proclamation of OBJ returning a punt for “negative 8 yards!!” with a minute-plus to go in a 21 point blow out.

  32. “I understand the dislike many have for this selfish player, still the dehydration excuse is not at all illogical.”
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    It was a night game with the temp in the low 70s and he gets a break after every single play. And he barely even has to move on running plays. And it sure seems illogical for one of your best players to be dehydrated but headed to the locker room totally by himself without any trainer with him.

  33. Eli is awful. The offensive play calling was offensive. Beckham’s antics have overshadowed just how bad Eli has become. Father Time is not only undefeated but he can show up during a timeout, between quarters, during a rollout. Eli meet Father Time!

  34. As for Beckham’s 2 second walk off,I noticed he wasn’t on the field but they did have 12 players on the field staring at the bench wondering “what do we do now”.

  35. I blame poor sportsmanship and this is why I told my son 2 years ago, no you cannot get an OBJ jersey. “The only name on your back is going to be your own” Proven right time and time again player after player. Athlete’s are not role models, ask Sir Charles, he gets it.

  36. He’s the best at being a Diva the league has ever seen. Brown is pissed off about that and trying to best him.

  37. if any of the top 5 or 6 DB’s in the league can shut him down – he’s just another good player that – with a good team around him you can win with. He’s not a difference maker in and of himself. Giants are paying only for marketing purposes – not because they will win more games.

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