New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has drawn a lot of criticism already this season for being a distraction to his team. And that criticism probably won’t stop after the Giants game against the Baltimore Ravens, in which Beckham caught eight passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns in his most distracting performance to date.
“I don’t know if you saw after Odell caught that 66-yard touchdown to take the lead with a minute left,” said analyst Boomer Esiason during the postgame breakdown, “but on the sidelines there, that was the only thing the rest of the guys on the team were thinking about. You had guys going up to him, giving him high fives, dancing around — it was all about him. And that’s a shame, because they should have been focused on winning the game.”
“Look, he certainly has his benefits,” analyst Bill Cowher chipped in. “Like, for instance, when he basically won the game by being great at football. But at what cost? Now he’s probably going to want to catch multiple touchdowns again next week. When does it all end?”