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Odell Beckham studying hard to win Super Bowl in 2015

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Odell Beckham seemingly had everything last year, the records and the show-biz off-field events that rarely comes around for a rookie.

All this after missing the first four games of last season, Beckham is still being referred to as a 'rookie' by his team mates, including two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Eli Manning.

He has one goal, like every player: to win a Super Bowl.


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Super Bowl Dreams

"My main goal coming into this season is the same as everyone else’s... to win a Super Bowl. At the end of the day, that’s the first thing you think about. Being there and being the last team standing and hoisting that trophy up."

While LSU product has seen his names up in lights since late January when he took home the Rookie of the Year award, he has been studying hard for his sophomore season to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy in San Francisco on February 7.

"A big thing I’ve been focusing on while rehabbing is watching film. I’ve watched a lot of film on wideouts… Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Chris Carter, and even present-day guys.

"I’ve even been watching film on some of my team mates. I just watch and observe. I like to see what people did to be successful, and take mental notes of that to incorporate into my own game. So I’m a watcher, I watch everybody," Beckham posted on

Watching Film

The star wide receiver has had time to study after nursing a hamstring injury in a bid to avoid a repeat of last year's pre-season where he barely ran a route and was inactive until game five against the Falcons.

As such, OBJ's team mate's still consider him to be rookie - Manning in particular - and are using it as extra motivation, but while he has taken the barb lightly, the wide-out doesn't need motivation:

"I still have 4 games as a rookie. Hopefully I can get rookie of the week or something like that. Eli tells me I’m a rookie all the time still. So you just have to take that and keep going, try to inspire somebody.

"Being called a rookie would probably motivate a lot of people, but I don’t need that to motivate me. I’m a self-motivated person. I find things that tend to motivate me even more along the way."

The Giants have had their first week of training camp, now moving into full pads and contact, with Beckham already looking good with zig-zags, diving catches and 60-yard receptions. 2015 is, like most years, a win-or-else year for the Giants where the team must realise its potential after looking promising at the end of last season.

"We’re going to need the entire team playing at a high level to reach our goal. It takes offence, defence and special teams. Of course, me being on offense, we want to put up a lot of points per game and help the defense out as much as possible.

"We all have our jobs and our roles, and we know defense has to do their job. We’ll lean on each other."

Big Weapons

Beckham is likely to lead the receiving corps and will form what could be an unstoppable attack alongside Reuben Randle and a sharp-looking and near-100% Victor Cruz.

This offensive weapons can no doubt do their job and combine with Manning in Ben McAdoo's west-coast offence but as Beckham says, it is a team game and the Giants can only hope their defence holds up with inexperienced backs and a JPP-less defensive line.

Questions also remain on the offensive line, but the Giants have weapons everywhere to hurt the opposition, and Beckham's approach remains the same:

"I’m taking things day by day, one step at a time. I’m just going to go out and do the same things I did last year. You pray and hope for the same results and that’s where you leave it. What we have coming up, the guys that we have and how everything looks... seems like it’s going to be a great year."

With the Cowboys up first, another spectacular catch or couple of touchdowns like last year won't go amiss. But hey, it's the Giants, so every four years, right?

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