Odell Beckham Jr. on Giants winning out: ‘One down, we got seven left’
Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday doubled down on his belief that the New York Giants can run the table and turn a presently disappointing season into a surprising one with eight consecutive wins.
The Giants secured only their second victory of the 2018 campaign with a 27-23 victory on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Beckham first stated his belief the Giants could win out on that game and revisited the notion Thursday when speaking to reporters.
“When I said it, I heard a lot of chuckles and all that stuff,” Beckham said, via the New York Post. “But it’s only crazy until you do it. That’s just the way it is. One down, we got seven left.”
Beckham has never been short on confidence in himself, to say the least, and appears intent on instilling the same bravado in his Giants teammates.
“I don’t know what would make me not believe it,” Beckham said. “That’s just the goal. Same thing I said before the season: The goal is to win a Super Bowl. It’s always going to be to win a Super Bowl. If you’re just here to have fun or whatever else, I don’t think you should be here. The goal is to win every game. If we play 16, I’m trying to win 16. Win the four in the playoffs, win the Super Bowl. You never want to lose.
“My mentality is going to be to win these last seven games, no matter who believes it or what’s said, anything like that.”
The Giants currently occupy the NFC East’s cellar with a 2-7 record. An eight-game winning streak of course would leave the team with a 9-7 record, which presumably would put them in the mix for a postseason berth.
The second step of Beckham’s eight-stage odyssey of winning comes Sunday when the Giants host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. If the Giants pull it out, expect Beckham to continue to keep the faith.