Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NFL PRIMTIME FLEX: 'No Father To His Game?'

The feud with Josh Norman against the Carolina Panthers last season.

The feud with Norman again against the Washington Redskins this season, including the subsequent tirade and dubious incident with sideline practice equipment.

Constant self-promotion.

Tactless comments in response to media scrutiny.

Key dropped passes in his playoff debut followed by another incident with an inanimate object while exiting a press conference at the Green Bay Packers training facility.

Shirtless dancing.

The club.

The yacht.

It hasn't exactly been a smooth start for Odell Beckham, Jr. in his first three NFL seasons as a New York Giant, but it definitely hasn't been all bad either.  ODB's persona and celebrity has made him look wilder than the Brooklyn Zoo, but his numbers over 43 career games put him right up there with some of the best dirt dogs to ever do it.

However you feel about him as a person, based on football numbers alone, Beckham hasn't done anything to remove himself from the conversation as one of the greatest receivers of all-time.

Stats over first 43 games via pro-football-reference.com

Odell Beckham, Jr. 2013-16
Catches   Yards     Y/C     TDs
    288       4122     14.3     35

Terrell Owens 1996-98
    142        2198     15.5     21

Randy Moss 1998-00
    207         3752     18.0    38

Jerry Rice 1985-87   
    197         3485     17.2    38

Julio Jones 2011-14
    236         3590     15.3    23

Antonio Brown 2010-13
    192         2560      13.3    9

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