Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Morning Report for Friday.
Beckham's 'To-Do' List Includes Punt Return TD
Odell Beckham has done just about everything humanly possible during his spectacular rookie season -- except return a punt for a touchdown. He is averaging 8.9 yards on 17 returns, with a long of 25 yards.
"Two weeks ago, almost, very, very close," Tom Coughlin replied when asked if Beckham is close to breaking one. "The other day, okay. Maybe one or two. I think closer a couple weeks ago, but he's one of those guys. He's capable at any time. Exactly where the ball's kicked, how the blocking is set up, can he get to the initial block to spring him, do we block the gunners well enough to allow him to get started? All those things are the questions."
"I am trying," Beckham said. "I have missed a couple. Definitely a lot of them were on me. I have to make the right cuts and get more vertical."
We can argue all day long about whether or not Beckham should be returning punts or not. So, let's vote on it. Use the poll at the end of this post.
Around The Inter-Google
Giants' long snapper Zak DeOssie is a member of the NFLPA executive committee. Thursday, he criticized the league's new personal conduct policy.
"It all comes down to Roger (Goodell) having the final say, ultimately. And that’s been the issue from the beginning. That’s our issue. It’s still the same."
Mark Herzlich will play Sunday, two weeks after sustaining a concussion against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Herzlich still doesn't know how the concussion happened and told Art Stapleton he didn't notice anything wrong until after the game.
Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post says there is "something special" about rookie running back Andre Williams that goes beyond his talent.