It actually doesn’t matter to Giants followers that Odell Beckham Jr. met the media Saturday for the primary time since final Oct. 4, days earlier than struggling that devastating fractured left ankle, two months earlier than Ben McAdoo and the person who drafted him, Jerry Reese, had been fired, three months earlier than Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur had been employed.
What issues are that his actions are prepared to talk louder than his phrases, and that he’s in an ideal place to permit his otherworldly actions to be loud sufficient to be heard ’around the NFL.
He’s wholesome and completely satisfied and having enjoyable and perhaps all grown up at 25, and it makes everybody across the Giants imagine that one of the best is but to return from him.
It’s his actions over the previous 5 months which have satisfied a John Mara, who wouldn’t label him untouchable, and the remainder of the franchise decision-makers that he belongs a Large, if not a Large For Life, if not a $100 Million Large.
Since you don’t break the financial institution until you develop up and Act Like A Large, and by all indicators, Beckham lastly has been.
He’s wholesome and completely satisfied, and a wholesome and completely satisfied Beckham provides the Giants hope, permits them to blow up away from the 3-13 nightmare that introduced the flagship franchise to its knees.
The wedding between Beckham and the Giants has been rocky at occasions, and well-documented, partly due to a aggressive hearth that has been each a blessing and a curse, partly due to a need for showmanship that higher serves a rock star than a soccer star who acts like he’s been there earlier than.
However by means of all of it, it’s Beckham’s obsession with changing into a legend, his dependancy to the sport he loves, that endures.
And now, Beckham involves the 2018 season with a brand new lease on life cast having to actually crawl again to the game he missed so dearly.
“I bear in mind waking up Four within the morning, crawling upstairs to my mattress and laughing to myself — that is going to be a hell of a trip for me to get again to the place you’re at and now I’m right here and there’s nonetheless much more for me to do,” Beckham mentioned. “I’m simply grateful that God is ready to put me again on the market.”
It’s a Beckham who guarantees to be unencumbered finally by perceived haters.
“I took issues private, and I actually have gotten that out of my coronary heart to not take something private,” Beckham mentioned.
It’s a Beckham with a “What, me fear?” angle about when he’ll strike it wealthy. “Every time it occurs, it’ll occur,” he mentioned. “I’m optimistic. I’m assured it’ll all work itself out. Life all the time does.”
It’s greater than having his world turned the wrong way up and the profitable rehab that adopted that has Beckham on this emotional stratosphere:
In Shurmur, he has the form of relationship together with his head coach that he by no means had with Tom Coughlin or McAdoo. And a playcaller who will make the offense unpredictable once more and put Beckham in the very best positions to succeed.
“Coach Shurmur’s nice,” Beckham mentioned. “Once we first met in L.A., we sat down and talked soccer, and to see his mentality and the way he’s gonna run the ship. … It’s simply been phenomenal to return in right here day-after-day. … He makes it enjoyable for us. He’s simply doing a terrific job. He’s acquired everyone doing what they’re presupposed to be doing.”
In Saquon Barkley, he has a Robin to his Batman, and a younger pup he can present the ropes.
“Good little working again, he’s all proper, Saquon,” Beckham cracked.
He selected to not holdout. He selected to belief that the Giants would handle him. Does he have a deadline in thoughts when talks would possibly cease?
“We’ll cross that bridge after we get there,” Beckham mentioned.
For Beckham and the Giants, it’s now not a bridge over troubled waters. “It’s gonna be a very good group,” Beckham mentioned.