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.
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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.
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