Davis: There's Always An Odell Problem When He Decides To Be Front And Center

OBJ's antics aren't helping anyone, Charles Davis says, and he needs to stop

The DA Show
October 12, 2018 - 11:55 am

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From the interview with Lil Wayne to exiting the field before halftime Thursday, Odell Beckham Jr. seemingly has no interest in growing up.

Do the Giants have an Odell problem?

“There’s always an Odell problem when Odell decides to be front and center like he is,” Charles Davis said on The DA Show. “He’s not a person who’s not self-aware, so you can’t convince me that he just can’t help himself. You can’t convince me that it just comes out of (him). No, he’s doing his thing.”

Some people think the Giants have been too strict with Beckham and haven’t let him be emotional enough.

“Well, he was (emotional) last night, wasn’t he? How did that work out for them?” Davis asked. “So yeah, there’s a problem. The Giants will not come out and say it because they just signed him to a big contract. The team’s not going to come out and say it because they’re trying to figure out how to solve it and they figure if they say anything it will just make it worse. But I just don’t see where those antics help anyone. I don’t see where airing out your quarterback helps anyone.”

Beckham, 25, has 45 catches for 506 yards and a touchdown this season, but the Giants are 1-5 and will likely miss the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.

Being frustrated is one thing; expressing that frustration publicly is another.

“I’m going to take it to golf for a second,” Davis. “I thought Colin Montgomerie’s quote yesterday (was interesting): ‘Don’t believe that we all just love each other when we play the Ryder Cup in Europe. I mean, don’t buy that nonsense. But what we do is we abide by the code of nothing out of house. The American team doesn’t do that.’ Well, that’s kind of where the Giants are right now. They’re trying to abide by the code, but someone took it out of house.”

The Giants, who have lost three straight, play the Falcons (1-4) in Atlanta on Monday Night Football on Oct. 22. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET.