Odell Beckham, Jr. is obviously a very talented wide receiver, but that miraculous catch he made against the Cowboys on a nationally televised Sunday Night game may have been a gift and a curse. A gift because it shot him immediately into NFL super-stardom. A curse because it immediately shot him into NFL super-stardom. He became a household name, but everything he does now is dissected.
There’s a lot being made of his sideline antics during recent Giants games. Opposing DBs are going to bait him into overrating because he has somewhat become an easy target. His teammates probably won’t admit it publicly, but the attention around him has become a distraction. This new attention is unwarranted, but it is what it is and they’re going to have to deal with it somehow.
But Odell realizes what’s at stake here:
A remorseful Odell Beckham said "What I'm doing is not something I'd want a 6-year-boy to learn from. I don't want to set a bad example."
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 6, 2016