lucky: Michael Strahan: Odell Beckham's 'head is where it needs to be

Michael Strahan: Odell Beckham's 'head is where it needs to be

Jun 27 2017 på 10:52
“Everybody gives him a hard time Coty Sensabaugh jersey about missing a little OTAs. Hell, I didn’t go to those things, so I’m the wrong person to be sympathetic for people who are giving him a hard time.” Beckham, 24, attended the Giants’ mandatory minicamp earlier this month. The team complimented his physical conditioning. Beckham is expected to report to training camp with the rest of his teammates on July 27. At his football camp last weekend, Beckham said he’s never been more ready for a season. "I don't think so," he said at the Citi Odell Beckham Jr. Football ProCamp at Kean University, which attracted close to 600 campers on June 18. "I think this might be the most [I've been ready] in my lifetime. In every which way, I just feel it there. ... I've really been training and to have these next six weeks to get another opportunity to train. It's going to be great. "Just like you said -- mentally, physically, spiritually, everything. I don't think I've been as ready as I am now." Beckham has made three Pro Bowls in his first three professional seasons. He is tied for the most catches in the first three years of a career with 288. He’s the only player in history with at least 90 catches, 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. Strahan spent his entire 15-year career with the Giants. He set the single-season sack record with 22.5 during the 2001 season and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Because, yeah, you could say Carr merely fell Authentic Bishop Sankey Womens Jersey into the Raiders' lap when he slipped to them three picks later in that 2014 draft. Then again, some of the best draft moves are the ones that are not made. A year earlier, the Raiders were zeroing in on USC quarterback Matt Barkley early in the fourth round, where they held the No. 100 overall selection. Finally, as the script played over and over, again and again, the Raiders would find their franchise quarterback in the draft. It was an odyssey that would have made Homer blush. Consider: Since Rich Gannon literally broke his neck on Sept. 26, 2004 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 15 men had started under center for the Raiders, with nary a one tasting the success Gannon, the 2002 NFL MVP, had in Oakland. There was Kerry Collins, who went 7-21 from 2004-05, and Marques Tuiasosopo, who was 0-1 in 2005. Aaron Brooks was 0-8 in 2006 and Andrew Walter (2006 and 2008) and Josh McCown (2007) were both 2-7. Daunte Culpepper, who was supposed to tutor JaMarcus Russell, went 2-4 in 2007 and Russell, the biggest bust in NFL history as the No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft, went 7-18 from 2007-09. Bruce Gradkowski was 3-5 in 2009 and 2010, and Charlie Frye was 1-2 in 2009.
At least Jason Campbell had a winning record, going 11-7 in 2010 and 2011, before a headfirst slide that broke his collarbone ended his run, and Kyle Boller lost his lone start, in 2011. That ushered in the star-crossed eras of Carson Palmer (8-16 in 2011 and 2012) and Terrelle Pryor (3-7 in 2012 and 2013). Then came Matt Flynn, who was supposed to be the savior but went 0-1 in 2013, and Matt McGloin, who was 1-5 that same season. Barkley? The Philadelphia Eagles traded two picks in front of the Raiders to draft him and Oakland responded by trading back and taking Arkansas' Tyler Wilson at 112, and he never took a regular-season snap. Barkley never started a game in Philadelphia, spent time on the Arizona Cardinals' roster and started six games, going 1-5, for the Chicago Bears last season. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers this offseason. So as free agency in 2014 dawned, after a Raiders wish list of veterans went like this, (1) Matt Schaub, (2) Mark Sanchez, (3) Michael Vick, the Raiders picked up Schaub from the Texans in a trade and then-coach Dennis Allen immediately anointed Schaub the starter. A month later, Carr fell into their laps, and the future was realized with Oakland finally getting its franchise quarterback. "I'll tell you what, from Authentic Dustin McGowan Youth Jersey the outset when we drafted him, before he got here, we were extremely excited that he was still sitting there at 36," McKenzie said. "Let's put that out there right now. The rookie minicamp, I think my son could have figured that one out, 'Man, he can throw, daddy.' "It was easy to see early. We knew the type of person we were getting in the draft process. Put it together and it was pretty [clear] early. Very early."
Carr essentially won the job with a standout preseason performance against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, and Schaub never started a game for Oakland. Rather, he has played for four teams in the past four seasons. And despite starting his career 0-10, Carr has owned the Raiders locker room from the day he walked in and settled the constant upheaval that wreaked havoc through the organization since Gannon called his last play. Carr's value to the team was painfully obvious last winter when he was lost with a broken right fibula in Week 16 and -- with McGloin and Connor Cook starting in Carr's place -- the Raiders fell in Denver and then in Houston in the team's first playoff appearance since Gannon helped lead Oakland to the Super Bowl after the 2002 season. Keep in mind, despite missing the regular-season finale, Carr finished tied for third in NFL MVP voting. He passed for 3,937 yards with 28 TD passes, six interceptions and set an NFL record with five winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter or overtime last season. Oh, and he broke the pinkie finger on his passing hand in Week 12. The Raiders were outscored by a combined 62-20 after Carr went down with the broken leg.

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