John Mara’s frustrations with Odell Beckham Jr. are starting to boil over.
While speaking to reporters at the fall NFL owners’ meeting in New York on Tuesday, the Giants owner expressed his displeasure with the wide receiver and how he’s carried himself off the field.
“I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as opposed to what he says and what he does off the field,” Mara said, via NFL Media. “I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking.”
Beckham, who has 45 catches for 506 yards and one touchdown this season, got candid about his team during an interview with ESPN last week as he questioned quarterback Eli Manning, coach Pat Shurmur, and his own willingness to stay in New York after signing a hefty five-year contract extension worth $95 million in August. He was later fined by the Giants for his comments.
The interview blindsided the Giants, though Beckham reportedly apologized to the team before the it aired, leaving some confused about what exactly he was apologizing for.
Despite being “embarrassed” and “sick” about the team’s “disappointing” start to the season, Mara said he continues to be supportive of Manning as the 37-year-old veteran struggles to stay consistent.
“When you’re 1-5, it generally means that everybody needs to play better,” Mara said, via NJ.com. “He’s not alone. A lot of guys, just need to do their jobs. We still believe in him. Everybody needs to do their jobs for us to be successful, and right now, that’s not happening.”
The Giants will look to get back on track when they visit the flustered Falcons at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday.