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Pat Shurmur denies dehydration comments on WFAN were a shot at Odell Beckham

Giants coach says he was complimenting Aldrick Rosas

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Did New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur take a shot at Odell Beckham Jr. with a hydration comment during the coach’s appearance Tuesday on WFAN Radio with Mike Francesa?

Shurmur was talking about placekicker Aldrick Rosas when he said this to Francesa:

“He has the mindset of a football player,” Shurmur told Francesa. “It doesn’t matter to him if he got a good night’s sleep or he was hydrated or any of the sports science stuff. He just just out there and kicks.”

Beckham, of course, has had to leave the sideline early on a number of occasions this year reportedly to receive IVs to combat dehydration.

Shurmur said Wednesday that his comment was “not at all” in reference to Beckham.

“It’s not a shot at anybody,” Shurmur said. “It’s my perception of things. We’re in an age now where sports science rule, right? I’m from an age where it didn’t matter how much sleep you got, doesn’t matter what you did, you come to work and you perform.

“That’s what I see in Rosas. He’s got that football player mentality. That answer had nothing to do with any other player other than to complement the fact that he’s a tough son of a gun and I appreciate him as a player.

“Whoever perceived that (as a shot at Beckham) was way off base.”

Make up your own mind regarding what you think of Shurmur’s comments.