Giants co-owner John Mara continued to again off his feedback from coaching camp about giving huge receiver Odell Beckham a profitable, long-term contract.
Following the press convention of latest GM Dave Gettleman, Mara expressed he nonetheless needs Beckham to be part of the Giants’ future, however left the door open to going a distinct route.
“I believe I’ve bought to sit down with Dave and the brand new head coach and work out precisely what’s gonna occur right here,” he stated. “However let’s face it: gamers along with his potential don’t come alongside fairly often, so sure I need him to be part of this staff’s future. So far as to after we really do the contract, I believe that’s up for dialogue.”
Mara acknowledged that Beckham, in addition to Eli Manning, have been each mentioned in interviews with every GM candidate and “bought just about the identical solutions from all people on each these guys.”
Gettleman was requested particularly about Beckham greater than some other participant in his opening press convention Friday morning nevertheless it was a query about what he realized from coping with gamers and brokers as a GM for the Carolina Panthers that was maybe essentially the most revealing.
“(The gamers) don’t wish to hear the worth you placed on them as a result of it hurts their emotions. They’re unhappy. It is a massive boy league. You bought to place your massive boy pants on now,” he stated. “No person feels sorry for you. No person cares about your accidents. No person cares what you make, what you don’t make. So, I’ve realized that it’s important to be constant. You bought to be truthful and if the participant is upset, so be it. So be it.”
Beckham expressed he needs to be the highest-paid participant within the NFL this previous summer season earlier than struggling a season-ending ankle damage in Week 5.
Gettleman bought to see Beckham up shut two years in the past as Panthers GM when Beckham and Carolina nook Josh Norman exchanged low cost photographs and needed to be separated a number of instances all through the course of the sport.
“I do not know what’s occurring in Odell’s head that recreation, I do not know why that occurred, so I might wish to sit down with Odell and say, why?” Gettleman stated. “Backside line is disgrace on me if I’ve any preconceived notions as guys as individuals. … Everybody goes to get a good shake.”
Gettleman stated he realized from Ernie Accorsi not to surrender on expertise. Nevertheless, he refused to franchise tag Norman on the finish of the season and let him signal with Washington regardless of being an integral a part of a protection that led the Panthers to a Tremendous Bowl look.
Gettleman plans to talk to Beckham and get to know him and, like Mara, admitted he’s a proficient participant who is smart to be a part of the answer to repair the Giants.
He’ll simply have to find out whether or not or not Beckham matches the mildew of the kind of participant and tradition he needs to construct with the Giants.
“There’s two sorts of gamers on this league, people. There are guys who play skilled soccer soccer gamers,” he stated. “The skilled soccer gamers are the fellows we would like. I don’t need guys who wish to win, I need guys who hate to lose. That’s the skilled soccer participant. That’s what you need.”