Odell Beckham Jr. is sick of losing and frustrated with

seemingly being asked to take tests every other week by the NFL for
performance-enhancers.Beckham tweeted about the tests Thursday before the Giants
(0-2) practiced for Sunday's game in Houston against the Texans (0-2)."It's
actually funny how I 'randomly' get tested every other week Cheap
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," Beckham wrote. "Dear @NFL please stop sending
these people, ur takin away from meeting times and film... thanks."Beckham has
never been suspended by the league for using a banned substance.As far as
losing, Beckham hasn't been on the field for a win since the end of the 2016
season. He was hurt in Game 5 last year, breaking his ankle against the
Chargers.There are limits to the amount of times a player can be tested.Under
the 2018 NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances, the program is run by
an independent administrator. A computer randomly picks up to 10 players a week
to be tested.Players may have their urine and or blood tested a maximum of 24
times annually for reasonable cause. Offseason tests are limited to a maximum of
six urine and/or blood tests per player.Once informed they have been chosen for
testing, players have three hours to submit a sample.The program was set up in
collective bargaining between the league and the NFL Players Association.Hours
after his tweet, Beckham seemed more tolerant about the tests, which he said
were for performance-enhancers."Yeah, that's like steroids. I'm looking big!"
said the 25-year-old who recently became the NFL's highest-paid receiver. "This
is like performance-enhancing stuff. I pretty much get tested every week. I'll
just take it as a compliment."Beckham had had an up-and-down season in returning
from his injury. He had 11 catches in the opener against Jacksonville and was
limited to four against Dallas this past weekend. There were long stretches
against the Cowboys where he was not involved in the offense."It's tough, but I
think that's the part where I've grown up the most, is just being able to stay
in it and know that it's always one play that's right there," said Beckham, who
is averaging almost 11 yards a catch. "It's always one play away."While the
Giants have scored 28 points in two games, Beckham thinks the offense can be
potent."I feel personally, I could score two touchdowns every game," said
Beckham, who has not scored this season. "I feel like Saquon (Barkley) could
score two every game. There are other people on this team who could score every
single game."That's over 35 points. It's just a matter of executing it and
making it happen, really. But it doesn't seem out of reach for me in my mind, I
don't want to win 24-21. I'm trying to win 52-18, whatever they score."The most
recent time Beckham won a game was the regular-season finale against Washington
in 2016. New York lost the playoff game to Green Bay and started last season
with five straight losses. Beckham only played in four of those games, missing
the season opener with an ankle injury. So he is on a personal six-game losing
streak."I don't remember the last time I won a game was http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-kareem-martin-jersey ,"
he said. "Maybe some cards or something, but not an NFL football game. I haven't
won one in a long time. It's definitely not a good feeling, not something you
come here to do. You don't come here to lose, you just don't."NOTES: CB Eli
Apple (hamstring) and LB Olivier Vernon (high ankle sprain) did not practice. It
seems unlikely they will play this weekend. ... LB Connor Barwin (knee) and TE
Evan Engram (ankle) were both back on a limited basis and are expected to play
Sunday. ... Giants special teams coach Thomas McGaughey has been taking a trip
to Houston for months to get cancer treatment. He plans to see his wife and
children again but he won't have much time. "Game day is game day. It's a
business trip. I just went home on Monday. It's one of those deals, you go ahead
and go play, get on the plane and go back home."NFC East remains within reach
for last-place Giants I’m not looking forward to spending five hours in the car
on Tuesday, but I am looking forward to getting into the Giants’ locker room and
gauging the temperature of the players in the room.It’s been a tumultuous few
days for the Giants. The Odell Beckham Jr. melodrama. A difficult loss that
dropped them to 1-4, followed by an uncharacteristically angry press conference
from coach Pat Shurmur. The jettisoning of former first-round pick Ereck
Flowers. The specter of a short week and a Thursday Night Football encounter
with the rival Philadelphia Eagles.What kind of mood is this team in? Are they
ready to pack it in, knowing their fate for 2018 is sealed? That seemed to be
the case when they fell to 0-3 a year ago on a 61-yard field goal by Eagles’
rookie kicker Jake Elliott.Are they ready to fight? Do they still believe they
have something to play for this season? Are they itching to build off Sunday,
when they played perhaps their most inspired game of the season in a losing
effort?I wrote Sunday night that I believe this Giants team has a better chance
of digging itself out of its current plight than last year’s team did. I said
the same thing on Monday’s ‘Locked on Giants’ podcast.Tuesday, and whatever
happens on Thursday against the Eagles, will tell us a lot.The NFC East is still
there for the takingThat’s the amazing part. Even with just one victory in five
games, the Giants still have a chance in the NFC East. The New Orleans Saints’
43-19 beat down of the Washington Redskins Monday means every team in the
division lost in Week 5 and no team has more than two victories. Here are your
NFC East standings:1 - Washington Redskins (2-2)2 - Dallas Cowboys (2-3)3 -
Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)4 - New York Giants (1-4)The Eagles are the defending
Super Bowl champs. Even with quarterback Carson Wentz back from last season’s
knee injury, though, they haven’t looked like it yet. Philly is averaging 20.6
points per game, less than the Giants (20.8), and just lost running back Jay
Ajayi for the season with a knee injury.The Cowboys don’t really look like a
good team and now coach Jason Garrett is being questioned by owner Jerry Jones.
The Redskins? Hard to believe in them after what we saw Monday night.If the
Giants can win Thursday night against the Eagles, they put themselves right in
the middle of the race. Wrapping up the Odell dramaJust like people are dug in
on Eli Manning, so are they dug in on Beckham. The arguing rages on and on, as
we saw with the reactions to his ESPN interview, and no minds get changed. At
the risk of stirring this whole hornet’s nest up again B.J.
Goodson Jersey
, I want to clarify something. I’m getting crucified
as an Odell hater, and if that’s what you believe that’s not going to change. It
isn’t, however, true. I just don’t always agree with his actions.When it comes
to his interview with Josina Anderson, Beckham said a lot of things about heart
and energy and the need to be more aggressive and imaginative on offense that
rang true. Good for him. Saying that losing wasn’t OK and that the Giants, with
the talent they have, needed to be better on offense is fine and probably needed
to be said. I just thought it was ill-advised to make his remarks in a silly
setting with the rapper L’il Wayne there nodding along in agreement. I will also
agree with Peter King that Beckham went too far by not supporting his
quarterback and by not shutting Anderson down when she asked if he was unhappy
in New York just weeks after the Giants made him the game’s highest-paid wide
receiver.Finito. Done. That’s all I’ve got on that topic.Sunday’s version was
the Eli the Giants needEli Manning threw two interceptions on Sunday after
having thrown only one in the first four games. He compiled his lowest
completion percentage of the season. His passer rating was his second-lowest of
the season.And I will take that version of Manning every single week for the
next 11 games. That was the Kevin Gilbride-era Manning. He pushed the ball down
the field, averaging 10.7 Intended Air Yards per throw (third among Week 5
quarterbacks per Next Gen Stats) and was seventh among QBs in Aggressiveness
Percentage.Ten of Manning’s 36 throws were at least 15 yards down the field and
the Giants had six completions of 20 yards or more. Interceptions or not, this
was Manning’s best game of the season. He made mistakes, getting fooled by the
Panthers on his first interception and just plain throwing a bad ball on the
second. But, he kept firing. Kept attacking. Made plays at the end when they
mattered, and had the Giants in a position to win the game with a minute left. I
will take that over “Checkdown Eli” every week, even with the
interceptions.About those penaltiesIf this is a penalty on Landon Collins then
you simply are not allowed to try to play defense any longer in the NFL.Collins
is diving for the ball and gets his hands on it. He’s not even turned toward
Carolina’s Devin Funchess when contact occurs, so how can he be targeting
something he’s not even looking at? If anything, Collins is the defenseless
receiver here who gets hit by Funchess. You might argue that the penalty could
have been on Michael Thomas (31), but he is also clearly leading with his hands
and trying to avoid an infraction. There is helmet-to-helmet contact with all
three players, but it’s all incidental. It’s all football. There is zero intent
and absolutely nothing any of the players involved could have done differently.
Other than just let Funchess catch the ball.In chatting with Chris about this, I
think he’s absolutely right. Whether they slow the game down or not, the
helmet-to-helmet calls and the roughing the passer penalties (which are way out
of control, in case you hadn’t noticed) should be quickly and automatically
reviewed. If the league doesn’t want to automatically review these plays, how
about adding one “penalty challenge” for each team to give coaches the option of
asking for review on a critical play like that one?I honestly don’t blame the
on-field officials for what is happening. Yes http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-nate-solder-jersey ,
they are the ones throwing the flags. They are, however, being asked to
subjectively judge intent and far too many incredibly hard to parse minute
details in real time with athletes moving at incredible rates of speed. They are
being asked to do too much. I also understand the anger about the Christian
McCaffrey first down call. This tweet appears to clearly show that McCaffrey,
with the ball in his left arm, never gets the ball to the line to gain.I’m also
not buying this, from the league:It would have been interesting to see the
Panthers try to run the field-goal team on and get that kick off with the clock
running down. The distance wouldn’t have changed, but the degree of difficulty
certainly would have.That said, the Giants shouldn’t blame this loss on the
officials. Beckham muffed a punt that cost them a touchdown and dropped a
fourth-down pass that ended a scoring opportunity. Russell Shepard had a drop
and a penalty that ended a drive. The Giants turned a Carolina fourth-and-8 at
the Giants’ 41-yard line into a Panthers’ first down at the 16 with THREE
penalties. Manning threw two picks. They couldn’t run block. Or tackle. The
officials made mistakes. So, however, did the Giants.Adieu, Ereck
FlowersOffensive tackle Ereck Flowers is in his final hours as a member of the
Giants. The Giants will cut Flowers today if they aren’t’ able to trade him by 4
p.m. ET.The NFL Trade Deadline isn’t for another three weeks (Oct. 30), but the
Giants have obviously decided to cut their losses — financial and otherwise —
and move on.The whole Flowers saga in New York has been unfortunate. Maybe
things would have been better for him if he hadn’t been forced to play left
tackle immediately as a rookie due to the injury to Will Beatty. Then again,
maybe not.Flowers’ personality, barely speaking to media, never seemed to fit in
the big city. In four years it looked like the only friend he ever had in the
locker room was ex-Giant Bobby Hart, and that didn’t end well. At least when
media is around, other players seem to hardly ever speak to Flowers. Having gone
through three position coaches and a position switch you have to believe at this
point his lack of improvement over the years has more to do with him than the
quality of coaching he has received.Missing on a pick in the top 10 of the draft
is a huge setback for the franchise When they selected him ninth overall in 2015
he was looked at as the potential cornerstone of the offensive line for a
decade. Now, he becomes little more than a symbol of the failure to get that
critical position group right for the past several seasons. A failure the
current regime is still paying for, and trying to correct.[E-mail Ed at
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