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The star receiver, who suffered an ankle injury on a hit in preseason, was out in Week 1. He was questionable to play on “Monday Night Football,” but it was clear during warmups he’d be playing against the Detroit Lions. The Giants made it official 90 minutes before kickoff: Beckham would be active.
Odell Beckham running routes: pic.twitter.com/dtbuBB3ot0
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 18, 2017
Here’s a bit of bad news: Beckham might not fix everything that’s wrong with the Giants offense.
Beckham will help, of course. He’s one of the best players in the NFL. He bailed out the Giants repeatedly last season, and New York looked totally lost in Week 1 without him against the Cowboys. Even if we brush aside concern that he’s rushing back from injury and could injure the ankle again, Beckham and his 35 touchdowns in 43 career games makes a huge impact.
But Beckham can’t block. He can’t run the ball from the tailback position. He can’t play more than one of the receiver positions. The Giants have many deficiencies on offense. They were apparent last season and didn’t seem fixed in the season opener. It seems like it will be another season of the Giants defense playing great while the offense tries to cobble together just enough to pull out a win.
At least Beckham is back. We’ve seen the Giants’ offense without Beckham. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
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