Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Giants Morning Report for Tuesday and, yes, it will be heavy on Odell Beckham. We won't, however, start there.
Eli: Giants still playing for now
Fans may have written off the remainder of the 2014 season. There are, however, five games to play and quarterback Eli Manning said Monday that those games are important.
"I think everybody wants to win," Manning said. "Everybody wants to get that feeling back. I have seen that these last few weeks, we haven't got discouraged, it is frustrating. Everybody is disappointed today that we didn't get that win. We didn't make every play we needed to get that win and left some plays out there on the field. I think guys understand every game is important, everything you are doing is important. You never play for next year. Right now, we are playing for this year, playing for right now. That is the mindset. I think you just have to understand that it is not too late to get on a hot streak and feel good about what we are doing."
All Odell Beckham all the time
The incredible catch made Sunday night by Odell Beckham Jr. still has the sports, and memorabilia, worlds buzzing.
Beckham was a sensation at an autograph signing Monday night in Long Island.
The gloves Beckham was wearing when he made the catch have also become a sensation.
If you are into photography you will enjoy the explanations from various photographers of how they snapped Beckham's amazing catch.
Manning admitted Monday that he has thought a little bit about what a Beckham-Victor Cruz combination could accomplish:
"I thought about it a little bit. Having both of those guys on the field at the same time, it would be a pretty good duo," Manning said. "You throw Rueben Randle and Larry Donnell and Preston Parker, and all of those guys, a lot of weapons."
Giants.com is running a poll asking which catch was better, the Beckham catch or the David Tyree catch.
Pat Traina, writing for Bleacher Report, offer an interesting twist on a future offensive line for the Giants. Her idea? Leave Geoff Schwartz at right tackle, kick Justin Pugh to right guard and slide Weston Richburg to center. With Will Beatty having a solid season at left tackle that leaves the Giants having to only fill left guard.
Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti says the Giants, and everyone else in the NFC East, has tried to hire him.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post has joined the chorus of those wondering if Sunday's final-drive meltdown will get Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell fired.