Good morning, New York Giants fans! There is now a world record-holder on your favorite team. That, of course, is wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. In addition to talking about the world record for one-handed catches he shattered on Thursday, everyone seems to want to talk about the star wide receiver. So, let's start there.
Jerry Rice apparently believes the Beckham catch against the Dallas Cowboys would not have been possible when he played:
"Those gloves that they're using today - there's no way Odell Beckham would've made that catch without those gloves. Back in my day we used to use those scuba diving gloves. Gloves just give you a different feel for the ball. I had 1,549 receptions and 22,895 yards. If I had the gloves they have today I think everything would've doubled."
With 'Kudos' to Nick Powell of NJ.com, I also have to present to you the video Powell shared within his post:
When Michael Irvin took the Giants to task recently for trying to tone down some of Beckham's on-field antics, yours truly disagreed. It comes as no surprise to me that good friend and colleague Pat Traina of Bleacher Report has now done the same:
Simply put, Beckham needs to play the game smarter and not put himself or his team in precarious situations that result from a surge of emotion.
Playing smarter is exactly what the Giants coaching staff’s intentions are as far as developing Beckham as a player. A player can be passionate about what he’s doing, but he must be smart about it and not volunteer to put a bull’s eye on his back.
All the Giants are hoping Beckham will learn to do is not bring unnecessary physical punishment or the ire of the officials upon himself, and not put teammates in positions where they get thrown out of games protecting him. Nothing wrong with that.
Jon Beason Makes The Rounds
Recuperating middle linebacker Jon Beason was making the Radio Row rounds at the Super Bowl on Thursday, and had some interesting things to say. Here is his full interview with Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio:
Here are a couple of other things Beason during his various appearances:
Beason said he has not yet spoken with Spags, but is looking forward to earning his trust and freedom to make calls on the field.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) January 30, 2015
Beason said he was a fan of the Antonio Pierce/Spags relationship. "I’m hoping I don’t feel as handcuffed as it is typically in the NFL."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) January 30, 2015
Antrel Rolle may or may not be back with the Giants next season, but there is no doubt when it comes to how feels about playing for the Giants:
Love you people!! Best fans in the world #NYG #GMEN http://t.co/77IMMI0jOQ pic.twitter.com/itA5y2U79k— Antrel Rolle (@antrelrolle26) January 29, 2015
Former Giant Justin Tuck said this week that he doesn't think Giants coach Tom Coughlin could handle the 'unique personalities' of the Seattle Seahawks:
"No, I don't think so," Tuck said. "I think Coach Coughlin is a little bit more to the line. Him and Marshawn wouldn't get along very well because he's not about individuality in that case, when it brings attention to a certain player and not to the team."