The Odell Beckham Show
Odell Beckham Jr. put on a spectacular show on Saturday.
The first play of 11-on-11, the first somewhat real full-squad play of training camp, turned into a crowd-pleasing long touchdown pass from Eli Manning to a wide-open Beckham. The play would have been roughly a 60-yard touchdown.
Beckham embarrassed linebacker B.J. Goodson (c’mon, Spags, how did Goodson end up trying to cover Beckham?) on a deep sideline route. Beckham later made a diving sideline grab with Eli Apple in coverage.
“Odell being Odell,” said wide receiver Brandon Marshall. “Amazing.”
Marshall said later that “Odell obviously is the best player in the NFL.”
Beckham also made sure to play a bit to the large crowd that was on hand. Oh, and I have to mention that he has been practicing in old-shool NBA length short shorts. Guess he figures he’s gotta show off those legs.
Smith, most impressively, moved well while working 11-on-11 for the first time. Working with no brace on his surgically-repaired knee he moved easily while executing a couple of sprint-out passes. He did, sort of embarrassingly, hit one of the markers that was taking the place of an offensive lineman on a throw during 7-on-7 drills. He did, though, make a beautiful throw on a deep out to tight end Matt LaCosse.
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