Giants vs. Jags: Odell Beckham won’t let history repeat itself Ever

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since the game between the 2015 game between the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers New York Giants Hats , fans and the media alike have held their breath when Odell Beckham Jr. has come up against a talkative cornerback. This week he faces yet such cornerback in Jacksonville Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey. When he spoke to the media in the locker room on Wednesday, he presented the more calm and mature Odell “I think I learned my lesson,” Beckham said about taking the trash-talking bait. “This is, if not the best, then one of the best corners in the league, there is no way around it.”“Yeah, definitely,” Beckham said, when asked if he is excited to play against Ramsey. This will be Beckham’s first time on the football field since breaking his ankle in the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 8 of last year.“Honestly, I’m more so just looking forward to playing football again,” he added. “But yes, it is an exciting matchup. It’s a good test for yourself in the first game against the best defense in the league, I would say.”As is well remembered, Josh Norman’s trash talk got under Beckham’s skin, and the officials and both teams’ coaches failed to establish any kind of control until the friction exploded into an all-out brawl. Since then, Beckham’s passions have flared off the field New York Giants Hoodie , but he has remained relatively cool on it — But that hasn’t erased the images from the Carolina game.Recalling the week leading up to that game, Beckham spoke about how he allowed himself to get pulled into the mind game, saying he “took the cheese.” This time, he says, is different. Beckham said, “I’m seeing things different now, just knowing that it is going to be a matchup but it’s not going to be something where history repeats itself.”Ramsey famously insulted most of the league’s quarterbacks this summer, including Eli Manning, crediting Beckham for any perceived talent on Manning’s part. Odell instead chose to complement the Jaguars’ defense as a whole, saying that it will be exciting to play them, and that in his eyes they have “the best defense in the league.”Time will tell how the matchup plays out, but Beckham is already setting a different tone.Here are more takeaways from Beckham’s Wednesday media availability.On playing his first game since last season’s injury“I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m at home, I’ll be in the middle of conversation, my mind doesn’t get off this game. It’s been a long time. There was a lot of hard work and preparation just to be able to get back to running and playing again. So, I’m excited. I’m real excited about this team and the opportunity we have in front of us.”On if he is curious how it will feel to play again“Yes. Obviously, I can’t wait to be back out there but I haven’t been hit. I mean Customized New York Giants Jerseys , I was getting tackled in the offseason but not by these guys. Get you that first one, get that hit, it’s kind of like you shake it off and then you keep going from there. You need that first one but it’s not something that I’m so much afraid of. This is football. It’s always going to be football, regardless if you haven’t taken a hit in years or whatever it is. It doesn’t feel good to get hit. It is what it is.”On whether he would like to return punts “Absolutely, I just love having the ball in my hands and just being able to make plays. You get back there and you trust those guys to make blocks for you and you get to do what you do, whether it’s punt return, kick return, any of that. However I can help this team, I’m all the way in.” Let’s get to know more about Tony Lippett, the former Miami Dolphins cornerback the New York Giants added to the roster after trading Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints.What we already knewLippett was a 2016 fifth-round pick by Miami after playing both wide receiver and defensive back at Michigan State. He was a starter for the Dolphins in 2016, but suffered an Achilles tendon tear that cost him the 2017 season. Former Miami defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo coached Lippett with the Dolphins and is now in that role with the Giants.New things to knowThe first is that the Giants have been eye-balling Lippett since an early-season workout when coach Pat Shurmur said the 26-year-old wasn’t quite far enough along in his recovery to be signed. Shurmur, in fact, has been keeping track of Lippett since his college days.Here is what Shurmur told Michael Eisen of the team’s official website in their weekly exclusive interview:“I know Tony well. He played at Michigan State and he was a wide receiver/corner and kind of a two-way player. Played two positions throughout his time at Michigan State, so I did a lot of work on him when he was coming out. Liked him quite a bit. He’s long, he’s got good length for a corner, which helps him in bump and run. He’s coming off of an (Achilles tendon) injury. We’ll get a chance to see what he can do in practice and where he’s at coming back. But he’s a talented young man and we’re glad to add him to the roster.”The next four come from questions I asked Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com , SB Nation’s Dolphins website.Ed: Why did the Dolphins cut him?Kevin: I think it simply came down to numbers and his injury. Returning from a Achilles tear is tough for any player, but for a cornerback, it is so much more difficult. He was supposed to contend for a starting role this year, and I think they just did not see the response they wanted over the summer.Ed: If he’s healthy, can he be a quality NFL corner?Kevin: Absolutely. He was a developmental project for the Dolphins, moving from receiver to defensive back, but he absolutely has the skills and instincts to play the position. He is not going to be a Pro Bowl, shutdown corner, but he is definitely a guy who can play the position and be a really good starter. With the “healthy” piece as a major caveat.Ed: Is he more an outside guy? Slot guy? Both?Kevin: He is probably more of an outside corner, but I wouldn’t rule him out as a nickel. He has the speed and size to be a really good cornerback and, as he has developed his technique, he has shown that he is growing into the outside role well. If he hadn’t torn his Achilles, I believe he would be the starting corner opposite Xavien Howard this year.Ed: Anything else we should know about him?Kevin: He really is a do everything type of player - similar in mold to Michael Thomas in that sense. He has to prove that he is healthy and that he mentally over the Achilles, but if he is, the Giants found a good in-season addition.

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