Giants’ coach Pat Shurmur wants to “get to know” Odell Beckham
Odell Beckham Jr. is scheduled to play the 2018 season on his fifth-year possibility, which pays him $eight.459 million. On the day the New York Giants launched Pat Shurmur as their head coach, Beckham was very a lot a part of the story.
Two coaches, Tom Coughlin and Ben McAdoo, have acknowledged the immense expertise possessed by the famous person extensive receiver, however haven’t all the time been ready to reign within the over-sized character.
That will now be on Shurmur’s plate.
“He’s a tremendous player. I’ve watched him play and compete, and when you throw all the other stuff out and you watch him on the field, he’s outstanding. So it makes sense to throw him the football. I’m just going to say that right away. If I didn’t acknowledge that, then you’ve definitely got the wrong guy up here,” Shurmur mentioned.
The Giants have completed that, so much, for 4 years.
The different a part of dealing with Beckham, although, is managing the character that comes with the expertise — and Beckham’s penchant for making headlines for issues that take away from his on-field accomplishments.
“I think what needs to happen now is I need to get to know him. I need to get to know what makes him tick, and I get to ‑‑ I need to talk to him about what it is that we’re looking for for a guy that plays for the New York Giants,” Shurmur mentioned. “And I think those are the things that go back to relationship building that need to happen very, very soon.”
In reference to something that has occurred prior to now, Shurmur mentioned, “this is sort of a clean slate deal right now.”
“We need to sit down and talk. When things happen, there’s typically reasons for it. I learned that by coaching the quarterback. You know, I was ‑‑ I’ve said this, I’m at peace with a wide range of emotions, and so when you coach other positions, you can kind of fly off the handle and that sort of works,” Shurmur mentioned. “With a quarterback you’ve bought to continually hold saying to him, and this helped me after I began teaching quarterbacks, what did you see, why did you try this; all proper, let’s speak about it.
“And I think with all things Odell, we just need to start talking and find out why things happened, and if they’re not what is by our standards, then we’ve got to find a way to get him fixed.”
Co-owner John Mara has typically mentioned he wants Beckham to spend his profession with the Giants. On Friday, he didn’t appear to be in any rush to get Beckham’s identify on a long-term deal.
“We will deal with that at the appropriate time. That is not necessarily right now,” Mara mentioned. “I’ve said before many times that we want him to be a Giant. We will get something done at some point. I first want Pat to sit down with him and for them to have a good understanding of how we are going to act going forward. I have a lot of confidence that it will work out well, but we’ll see.”