Odell Beckham Jr. and Pat Shurmur are on the same page:
Coming off a devastating ankle injury in 2017, New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. is keen on returning to the football field to work with new head coach Pat Shurmur.
Beckham Jr. expressed his excitement on ramping up the activity on his newly healed ankle, but sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry.
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Here’s what OBJ had to say about his injury, according to Giants.com:
“I don’t know a percentage, but I’m actually doing really good,” the Giants’ three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver said in a interview at the NFL Honors awards show at the University of Minnesota. “They tell me to slow down because I’ve been out for so long, and I’m ready to go, I’m ready to go. Now I can see where the mental part comes in as far as being patient, and knowing you can’t push too much right now, or you need to push more. It’s finding that balance. I’m actually doing really good.”
The Giants’ top receiver recently spoke with Shurmur, who are both excited to get onto the field to begin building the offense.
“I’ve spoken to him, and he’s really eager when we can get to doing football to get going,” said Shurmur, who also attended NFL Honors. “It was a good conversation. I remember him really well from the process when we were thinking of drafting him. It’s just a matter of getting reacquainted at some point and getting going.”
“It’s very good,” Beckham said. “I think we have an understanding of what we want to do. And just to talk to him and be with a guy who loves football. I watched what he did in Minnesota and it was exciting. I’m definitely looking forward to that.”
The consensus is that the entire culture of the organization is changing quickly, and come next season the old regime will be completely abolished. For the Giants, it’s important they take the overhaul one step at a time and to ensure that everything is perfect.
Dave Gettleman and Shurmur have yet to decide on a new offensive coordinator, which will likely come to fruition in the coming days.