Odell Beckham Jr.'s absence is no excuse – New York News

Bob Glauber

Bob Glauber has been Newsday’s national football columnist since 1992. He was Newsday’s football writer covering the Jets and Giants, as well as the NFL, from 1989-91. He was selected as the New York State sportswriter of the year in 2015 and 2011 by the National Sports Media Association.
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Well, at least the Giants did one thing right.

At least they did the sensible thing and decided not to subject Odell Beckham Jr. to any further damage to his injured left ankle, making him inactive for Sunday night’s season opener in Dallas.

But that was it. On a night when the rest of the Giants’ players and coaches needed to step up against their biggest rivals, they laid an egg the likes of which we haven’t seen for quite some time.

It was a pathetic way to start the season, a 19-3 loss to a Cowboys team they beat twice last season on the way to their first playoff appearance since their Super Bowl run in the 2011 season.

Not having Beckham certainly was a factor in game-planning against a resourceful Cowboys…

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