Odell Beckham Has No Regrets About Ripping Eli Manning and Questioning Team’s Heart
Beckham made his controversial remarks during an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson.
After Odell Beckham ripped into his team for a lack of heart and singled out Eli Manning during an interview with ESPN that aired prior to Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, he received flak.
But when given the chance to walk back what he said after the Giants lost to the Carolina Panthers, Beckham declined to backpedal.
Instead, Beckham seemed to indicate the comments had helped the team, not hurt it.
“I don’t regret anything,” he said. “I don’t regret anything that I said. If it took that for us to come together as a team like we did [Sunday]. I can take that every single time. It’s been on my heart. And I think all the stuff that was built up inside, it just kinda – it came out in the wrong way … So I’m just excited about the way we pulled together. Like I said, we came up short; but we fought [Sunday].”
Beckahm himself had a good game during Sunday’s 33-31 loss to the Panthers as he notched eight catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. He also threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to running back Saquon Barkley.
It was the first time the Giants have scored more than 30 points since Tom Coughlin coached the team in 2015.
Now sitting at 1-4, the Giants face the Eagles on Thursday night.
Here’s the original ESPN interview that sparked the controversy:
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