In partnership with the NFL in the UK

NFL

Tyrann Mathieu reveals how to stop Odell Beckham Jr

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Odell Beckham apparently can be stopped, well according to his former LSU teammate Tyrann Mathieu anyway.

Mathieu - who is amazingly better known as 'The Honey Badger' - is now playing for the Arizona Cardinals, well on his way to becoming one of the best safeties in the NFL, while Beckham is obviously starring for the New York Giants, where he is making Eli Manning look like a good quarterback again.

Can you stop Odell?

But the two former Tigers held a mini reunion at Pro Football Talk on NBCSN yesterday. It was here that Mathieu revealed just how to stop Beckham from being so dominant.

“I think somebody in his face the entire game, it’ll probably give him some trouble,” Mathieu revealed. Beckham agreed: “It’s true, it’s true,” the receiver added.

“That’s probably one of the things that I want to work on the most is just that press game. I feel like if you can get that first five yards down, I feel very comfortable about the rest of my game,” Beckham said.

Article continues below

Miracle Year

Beckham had a simply astonishing rookie season. The wideout missed the first four games of the year with a strained hamstring and still came out of it all with an amassed 91 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.

You add this all to the fact that he played for most of the season with his hamstrings still strained and even potentially torn, you realise just how special it all was. Odell Beckham made the Pro Bowl when he wasn't even fully fit. 

So i'm sorry to break it Mathieu and the defenses who were hoping to contain Beckham with this strategy, but not even a good bump on the line is going to stop the man who looks set to rule the NFL.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
New York Giants
NFL

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again