These past few weeks have been unordinary for the New York Giants, to say the least. The team has been dealing with a variety of off-field issues. The Giants are on their way to London to take on the Los Angeles Rams in what is the last game before their bye week. Lets take a look at two major storylines to keep an eye on this weekend.
Odell Beckham Jr
The last time the Giants played the Rams, Beckham felt he was hit late after one of the plays. He stood up and yelled at the Rams’ defenders. One thing led to another and a brawl erupted between the Giants’ bench and the Rams’ defense. Beckham has been a participant in a few in-game fights since last playing the Rams. These famous fights, specifically with Josh Norman and Xavier Rhodes, have resulted in Beckham obtaining a negative image. The Rams are known to have a talented and edgy defense. The combination of the edginess of the Rams defense and Beckham’s willingness to start a fight is worth watching. Both Ben McAdoo and Jeff Fisher are confident that there will not be any hysteria. Regardless, make sure to keep on eye on Beckham both due to his hip injury and his demeanor.
Josh Brown And The Kicking Situation
Over the summer, Giants’ kicker Josh Brown received a one-game suspension regarding domestic violence allegations. Not much was known among the public, that is, until this week. SNY.TV was able to obtain police documents, which contained confessions from Brown concerning abuse against his ex-wife. Included in the documents were photos of the abuse Brown’s ex-wife had sustained. John Mara was a guest on Mike Francesa’s radio show where Mara admitted to having some level of knowledge regarding Brown abusing his wife. The Giants announced that Brown did not travel with the team to London. In wake of this chaos, the Giants announced they are bringing Robby Gould to London to be the kicker this week. Gould had a very long tenure with the Chicago Bears before being cut just before the start of the season. This situation has reflected the Giants’ organization very negatively and it is definitely worth monitoring how the Giants will handle the kicker position and Brown specifically.