Odell Beckham: 'I don't know' if Eli Manning reason for sputtering offense

Report'Livid Pat Shurmur had Odell Beckham Jr. to apologize to teammates

Report'Livid Pat Shurmur had Odell Beckham Jr. to apologize to teammates

Once looked at as a leader, Eli is now holding the Giants back, and they just might have to pick between their two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and their $100 million superstar if Odell's exit in this game is an indication of what's to come in NY.

- Saquon Barkley was drafted in part because the Giants believe he is a special pass-catcher. "Done. Let's talk football, not drama".

Because the way things are going for the Giants at the moment, it actually might be better for him if the focus remains on the off-field stuff.

The Giants are now 1-3 on the season and face the 2-1 Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday.

Clearly the entire locker room is in a bad state of mind as no one seems to be too thrilled about the start Big Blue is off to.

Asked whether Manning was the cause of the Giants' offensive woes, Beckham didn't exactly stick up for Manning. Beckham specifically questioned the team's conservative play calls and its inability to throw balls beyond 20 yards. "At the same time, this team played its heart out".

"You know you still have a chance to get to where you want to go, but we definitely would rather be 4-1 or 5-0 or whatever", he said. "I addressed it with Odell".

"Just chatter", Beckham said on Tuesday. I - I've given up - personally sacrificed a lot of things recently. "That would make me small and not strong". "I haven't been in the place where I felt like I could really go out and do everything that I'm capable of doing", Beckham said.

- More on Beckham's 57-yard touchdown pass to Barkley: He is the first Giants wide receiver to complete a pass since the 1970 merger, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

With Watt and Jon Bostic getting whistled for roughing the passer in the Falcons-Steelers game, Tomlin has had it with the league's emphasis on protecting the passer this season, an effort that has resulted in inconsistent calls and game-changing flags on seemingly textbook tackles.

The sad news is that such behavior may be rubbing off on other teammates. That is not a good look for him - or for his coach. It'll be hard for them to emerge with more than a win during that stretch of games. Wasn't always pretty this time. Problem is, that's probably not going to help it. So no wind. No chill. In fact, he would hit a 63-yard field goal to seal the win for Carolina. For those keeping score at home, that's a total of 13 points left on the table in a game his team lost by eight. "It's just everything. It's just everything", Beckham said. "Kept adjusting, and it wasn't going in".

Despite trailing for most of the afternoon, NY hung around throughout the second half.