Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t plan on letting anybody throw dirt on his name.
In a wide-ranging interview with NJ Advance Media — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman touched on a number of topics that included a perceived shot at Odell being off the team and the culture change.
“I think some people are still missing it,” Gettleman said. “Football is the ultimate team game. If all 11 guys aren’t doing the right thing, you’re not going to be successful.
“There’s more to it that just collecting talent. There is a cultural thing to it that’s critical. I have not been on a team that’s gone to a Super Bowl that’s had a culture problem.”
Did he have one with the Giants?
“Not any more,” he said with a satisfied smile.
In response to Gettleman’s comments, Odell unleashed a flurry of tweets aimed at his former team:
“Ask any one of my teammates of who I was as a teammates and a man and a person,” Beckham wrote. “Yes I’m cancer to a place that’s ok wit losing because I want to win that BADDD. Ur absolutely correct!”
Beckham and Gettleman may both agree that the trade was for the best.