Giants owner John Mara is unhappy about all aspects of his team’s 1-5 start, and he definitely didn’t enjoy star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s televised interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson two Sundays ago.
Odell Beckham Questions Giants' Heart and Calls out Eli Manning in ESPN Interview https://t.co/k0hoIJYQ6Q
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) October 5, 2018
Mara continued on:
Giants owner John Mara just now at owners meetings, re: Odell Beckham: "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. I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking."
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 16, 2018
Asked about Eli Manning, Mara seemed to choose his words carefully.
“I think when you’re 1-5, it generally means that everybody needs to play better, so he’s not alone,” Mara said. “I still … we still believe in him, but everybody needs to do their jobs in order for us to be successful, and right now that’s not happening. I know he’s the punching bag right now, but a lot of guys need to play better when you’re 1-5.”
Mara was asked whether he sees any reason to believe the Giants’ season can turn around.
“I think we’re getting some guys back healthy this week, and hopefully that will give us some more spark,” Mara said. “I think we have more talent on the roster than 1-5, but what does that mean? We’re 1-5.”
No chance they can turn it around. Too much negativity swirling. Doesn’t help when OBJ is throwing his team under the bus either.