Odell Beckham Jr. criticized Giants coach Pat Shurmur’s “game plan” on Sunday for not attacking the Eagles’ depleted secondary downfield more in Sunday’s loss.
Shurmur’s response on Monday was basically a long-winded way of saying, he’s wrong, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
“Who said that, Odell?” Shurmur said, feigning no knowledge of Beckham’s quote, even though he was clearly aware. “I dunno. We ran the ball 18 times; we threw it 37. Twice as many throws as runs. We had seven explosive gains in the passing game. Only team we played that we had more was Carolina, we had eight.
“There were many times we tried to throw it to him — the long throw down the right sideline to Rhett was designed to go to Odell,” the coach added. “They cushioned on him, we threw it to Rhett. So you’ll have to ask (Beckham) to define it after he watches the tape. But I felt like we were trying to do the things necessary to win the game… I don’t know if that answers your question.”
Later, Shurmur downplayed Beckham’s comment as “one man’s opinion after an emotional loss.
“But what happens is you get a good night’s sleep and watch the tape and maybe he’ll change his opinion,” Shurmur said with some snark.