Here's a warning to all defensive coordinators--you might not want to defend New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with single coverage in the red zone.
Beckham got things rolling early on during the Giants' joint practice with the Bengals on Wednesday. After beating Bengals defensive backs with almost every different route on Tuesday, which you can find here, single coverage proved no match for him during one-on-one red zone drills:
When the Giants and Bengals kicked off the team drills with 11-on-11's, Beckham made his mark during the first team drill where the Giants were on offense.
Trick plays are not a staple of the Tom Coughlin era, but offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo mixed them in during his first season. With a talent like Beckham entering the second year in the scheme, McAdoo could open things up even more.
For a player who is supposed to be taking things slowly, on a pitch count, Beckham is making a lot of plays. Stay tuned as Beckham is likely to catch our attention throughout the remainder of his practice repetitions with the Bengals. Beckham is expected to play in the Giants' first preseason game this Friday against the Bengals, but this has not yet been confirmed.