In the past two games for the New York Giants, the number of passes thrown to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. have significantly decreased. However, Beckham does not appear to be troubled by this trend
“You gotta move on,” Beckham said of his lack of second half catches, “I don't call the plays. I’m not the coach. We run the plays that we run and we execute them the best that we can.”
This season, Beckham has recorded 27 receptions in the first halves of games and just 11 in second halves.
In the Giants’ Monday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Beckham caught seven first half passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. Yet in the second half, quarterback Eli Manning targeted Beckham just one time. The Giants lost 27–7.
Last season, Beckham had 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns over the course of 12 games. This season, he has 38 catches for 498 yards and four touchdowns in six games.
Beckham has been battling hamstring issues, but plans to practice Saturday and play against the the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
- Xandria James