Odell Beckham’s quest to become the best wide receiver he can be does not end when he leaves the Giants training facility. A new article in The Wall Street Journal tells of the wideout’s routine of using his non-dominant hand for everything off the field in order to become better on it.
Beckham began his sinistral quest by brushing his teeth left-handed and has since expanded it to shooting hoops, swinging a baseball bat, and even trying to kick things with his left foot more.
“My left didn’t feel the same as my right so I’m trying to become ambidextrous,” he said. “It’s something I’ve been trying recently, to get my left hand intact with the rest of my body. This was finding a way to be better.”
The Giants star receiver does have 59 catches through nine weeks this season, and says he can feel the effects of his experiment on the field, although Beckham would do well not to forget his right hand, which brought him so much fame with his miracle grab against the Cowboys last season.
– Brendan Maloy