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New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may need to choose his words more carefully.The NFL's highest-paid receiver created a stir Friday when ESPN released an interview from this week in which the 25-year-old wondered why the team isn't throwing the ball farther downfield and playing with more energy.The possible cause of his frustration? Four games into the season New Orleans Saints Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Jersey , Beckham hasn't caught a touchdown pass. Beckham said the Giants (1-3), who travel to Carolina (2-1) on Sunday, need to get on a run.Here's how he answered Youth Mark Ingram Jersey the ESPN question about "the biggest heart of the issue" for the Giants."How come we can't throw the ball for more than 20 yards? How come we don't attempt or try to throw the ball for more than 20 yards?" Beckham said. "Those are questions that we have to figure out, but for now I would say it's our heart, it's our energy. It's what we bring when we line up before the game, all of that. It counts."The Giants have completed only two passes of more than 30 yards or more this season, and they have only nine passes of 20 yards or greater.Beckham was not in the locker room after practice on Friday to discuss his comments. The catalyst of the Giants' offense has been on his best behavior this season and more mature after missing most of last season with a broken ankle.While he didn't throw anyone under the bus, his words indicated he's upset about losing games.Quarterback Eli Manning brushed off reporters who approached him for comment. A team spokesman said the 37-year-old, two-time Super Bowl winner who has been under scrutiny had a television interview. He never returned to the locker room.Coach Pat Shurmur said he was aware of Beckham's comments made during a sit down with ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. The coach said he hadn't seen them. He refused to look at them when a reporter offered to let him read them."I do know we're making an effort to do what it takes to score points. I think, if you remember our first drive, the ball didn't travel down the field, but our team did," Shurmur said referring to the Giants opening touchdown drive against the New Orleans Saints. "That's the most important piece and we will continue to try and throw the ball down the field and get the ball down the field and complete it to our playmakers however we need to do it."When pressed about the comments, Shurmur said Beckham should be the one address them. The coach added execution was the problem for the offense, not energy.Beckham Womens Chauncey Gardner-Johnson 2019 Jersey , who signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension in training camp, is having a good season coming off his injury. He leads the team with 31 catches for 331 yards, a 10.7-yard average. But he has not caught a touchdown.Shurmur said he talked to Beckham on Friday but wouldn't divulge the topics.Fellow receiver Sterling Shepard initially refused to comment on what Beckham said. He later said the players have had a good energy level in practice and need to execute.He felt Beckham might be referring to energy level before the start of games. He said players all approach it differently. Some are quiet while others get amped up."Some guys want to sit in the locker and look over plays," Shepard said. "Some guys want to get rowdy and that's what kind of personality he has. That's what he likes to see."Veteran cornerback Michael Thomas wasn't worried Beckham's comment would be taken the wrong way."He's passionate, but we can't let our emotions get the best of us," Thomas said. "He wants to win and do his job, and everybody has to. Everybody has to go out and execute and do their jobs. I don't look at it as distracting or anything like that. That's who he is. He is passionate. He wants to be great and make plays. We all do."NOTES: Linebacker Olivier Vernon was close to getting on the field this week, but he'll miss his fifth straight game with a high ankle sprain. Tight end Evan Engram (knee) will miss his second straight game. ... Starting CB Eli Apple practiced the past two days and is listed as probable. He missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Saints quarterback Drew Brees is on the cusp of making NFL history.So what else is new?"Just another day in the life of being a teammate of Drew Brees," said Saints running back Mark Ingram."He breaks records every year 鈥?always something he's breaking, always something he's accomplishing, always some milestone he's setting. That's special just to know that no one in the game has done what you've done."This latest mark is a big one. Brees could become the NFL's all-time yards passing leader when the Saints (3-1) host the Washington Redskins (2-1) on Monday night.Brees is 201 yards short of eclipsing Peyton Manning's record of 71,940 yards passing.Earlier this season, Brees surpassed Brett Favre as the NFL's all-time completion leader 鈥?now 6,344 and counting.In 2017 New Orleans Saints Connor McGovern Jersey , Brees' completion rate of 72 percent set an NFL record for a single season. He also owns the NFL record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 54, passing Johnny Unitas' mark of 47 in 2012.Brees says he'll cherish his records one day, but is more concerned with beating Washington."Listen, I'm just focused on making great decisions in the game, moving the football, moving the chains, getting points, winning the game," Brees said.The Saints' quarterback said he's focused on incremental goals since his NFL career began 18 years ago, and uses the word "crazy" to describe what it's like to see his name next to all-time greats in the NFL record book.Brees said he "never would have dreamed" of passing for more than 70,000 yards when he was selected by San Diego at the top of the second round of the 2001 draft, "But just extremely grateful, thankful obviously for the opportunity to be here and just excited about the opportunity we have for this team, for this year, this season Cheap Connor McGovern Youth Jersey , this game."Brees rarely passes for fewer than 200 yards in a game, but it's happened 鈥?twice last season, in fact. Both of those games were lopsided Saints victories dominated by New Orleans' ground game.
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