This is a blog I never thought I'd write, yet here I am. As most of you already know a video of OBJ surfaced this weekend of him in bed with a girl where allegedly multiple drugs were involved. From the looks of it Odell was holding a blunt in his hand while the female was cutting up lines of a white substance. If it was just Odell smoking weed I'd be like what a dumbass, but whatever, so is every other professional athlete. Since there's cocaine involved it brought this to a whole different level. The video was only like seven seconds long so as far as context goes we have none and never will. I doubt Odell or the girl in the video will reveal much more about that night. Leaving us with nothing except what we saw with our own eyes and the conclusions we draw after that.
This most recent fuck up by Odell is apart of a long list of on the field and off the field problems that stem from Odell putting himself before the team. Antics like that work in a lot of environments, if this were the Dallas Cowboys there'd be no repercussions, however this is the New York football Giants we're talking about. They've built a brand that's built off integrity, respect, and accountability. Odell has shown none of those qualities in his four years here. It started with the Josh Norman incident, then it turned into him celebrating and saying he doesn't care about getting a penalty, then the boat trip which was followed by maybe the worst performance of his career, and now this. Let's not forget that he was also talking about his contract and being paid long before it was time for that talk. Safe to say Odell is a diva wide receiver, although he's a fucking unbelievable talent. This posses the question, is he worth the headaches.
It's a real slippery slope when it comes to giving players preferential treatment. It's one thing when a star player wants to sit out the preseason because he's a star, it's a whole other thing to let him get away with smoking blunts and cutting up lines. He's supposed to be a leader in the Giants locker room, especially now going into his 5th season, yet time and time again he acts like a petulant child. I'm fed up with Odell's bullshit, I have been for awhile. Odell is a singular talent there's no one in the league like him when he's healthy, there's no denying he balls out. With that being said it hasn't translated to the win column because wide receivers just don't have that kind of impact on the game. Look at Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, fucking absurdly talented players, which translated to 0 Super Bowl rings between the two of them.
Now, I know all these uneducated Odell fanboy fuckheads will come at me saying well look how bad the Giants offense is without Odell. Well, we also didn't have a real #1 or #2 wide receiver, so that's a pretty big deal. Our best wide receiver was Tavarres King, except when Sterling Shepard played. The Giants also had the worst offensive line in football and our best running back was Orleans Darkwa. Clearly the offense sucking went way deeper than us missing Odell. Not to mention that even with Odell in all of 2016 we didn't score over 30 points in a game, so obviously he's not making too much of impact in the points column. I'm not trying devalue Odell, I know just how special he is, but let's not act like it'd be detrimental to the Giants franchise to let him go. On the other hand it could be detrimental to keep him.
Honestly, imagine the Giants gave Odell the 5 year $100 million contract that he won't shut up about, and then this comes out. The Giants would've looked like fools that just threw $100 million down the drain. Who knows if Odell will ever grow up, I've been hearing every offseason how he's changing his ways and the results stay the same. Match your actions with your words you coward. Be the leader that this team needs you to be. I can't have my leader doing blow and putting himself ahead of the team. As for anyone about to reference Lawrence Taylor in comparison to Odell, find the nearest bridge and jump off it. LT was arguably the greatest player in NFL history, he won an MVP, and won two Super Bowls. What has Odell done? Oh yeah, drop 3 passes in his only playoff game. Don't you dare compare some diva wide receiver to one of the greatest players of all time, I won't allow it.
That leads me to my final point of whether the Giants should keep Odell or look to move on. You know he wants money and a lot of it, you know he's a troubled kid that can't get out of his own way, and you know he hasn't helped the Giants win shit. The decision is simple, if the Giants can get a nice return for Odell they should take it. I'm sure his trade value is at an all time low with the contract looming, coming off an injury, and this latest wetting of the bed. If Giants can get value for Odell take it and run because this guy does not give a shit about this team. I'm ride or die for my guys, you'll almost never hear me say bad things about my guys, but when they don't give a shit about my team then I don't give a shit about them. Football is the ultimate team sport and no one is above the team. Clearly, OBJ thinks differently, and it's time to give him a wake up call.