I really hate people. Enter reason number 847. White, rich NFL owners who inherited a team and frankly don’t have a damn clue. Here comes John Mara, the New York Giants owner, who officially cemented himself as an idiot. The Giants problems start and end with Eli Manning. That isn’t a secret. However, John Mara singled out Odell Beckham for the root of New York’s problems.
“I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as opposed to what he says and what he does off the field,” Mara said Tuesday during a break at the NFL owners meetings. “I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking.”
Where do we even start with these comments? White owner pointing the finger at a black receiver to shut up and do more playing. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what’s wrong with that. Why am I not surprised? You know what Odell Beckham did? He talked about the elephant in the room. Eli Manning flat out sucks. There is no other way to say it. Guess what! The owner won’t acknowledge it. The General Manager won’t acknowledge it. The coach won’t acknowledge it. So Odell Beckham manned up and talked about it. Good for him! I gained respect for Odell Beckham.
The fact that owner John Mara hasn’t figured out why his team is 1-5 is flat-out remarkable.
“I’m still embarrassed being 1-5,” Mara said. “I can’t stand up here and make any excuses about that. You are what your record says you are, as a wise man once said, and there’s nothing I can say to make people feel better about that. I’m suffering just as much as our fans are, probably more.”
Again, not a peep about Eli Manning. The year before Odell Beckham was drafted, Eli Manning threw 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. That was 5 years ago. Now Eli Manning is 37 and has been an awful quarterback for a very long time. The reason why the Giants are 1-5 is because that guy is the quarterback. Now the beloved Giants are the second fiddle in New York because they passed on Sam Darnold. The New York Giants are the laughing stock of the NFL and it starts with John Mara.