You could probably have anticipated that New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo would get a lot of questions about Odell Beckham Jr. during his media availability on Tuesday. The Giants’ coach was ready for the media, with a stock answer for every question.
Here is the entire McAdoo-media exchange regarding Beckham:
Q: Do you have an update on Odell’s condition?
A: He’s got an ankle. He is in there getting treatment.
Q: Is there any concern he won’t be ready for the opener?
A: We are just taking it day by day.
Q: What did you learn from the MRI?
A: I didn’t learn anything from the MRI. He’s got an ankle. He is in there getting treatment. We are taking it day by day. The medical staff reads the MRI’s.
Q: Is he in a boot?
A: He’s in there. He’s got an ankle. He is getting some treatment.
Q: If he had an injury, why was he even on the sideline the second half of the game?
A: He’s got an ankle. He’s getting treatment. He is doing what he can to get ready to go.
So, umm, Odell has an ankle.
Other takeaways from McAdoo’s presser.
“Spreading the Opportunities” on the offensive line
Brett Jones got some first-team reps at right guard Tuesday in place of John Jerry, with McAdoo saying the Giants were “spreading the opportunities around.”
“Brett does some good things for us. He is a tremendous communicator, whether he is at center or guard. He knows the scheme, knows the system, helps communicate to the players around him. He is a physical player. He plays with good pad level and we trust Brett.
“We played a game about a day and a half ago. So, Brett does a nice job for us. We are going to give him an opportunity.”
Jones got that opportunity ahead of D.J. Fluker, who still has not worked with the first team.
On why the Giants waived Darius Powe
The decision to waive/injured wide receiver Darius Powe was a bit of a surprise.
“we are short on receivers. We think highly of Darius. He’s been a good, productive player for us in the offseason and for camp,” McAdoo said. “It is simply a numbers issue at this point.”
McAdoo added that Powe’s hamstring injury was “not going to be day-to-day.”