Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9877844cn) Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants Wide Receiver (13) reacts on the sideline. NFL Week One, New York Giants v Jacksonville Jaguars, MetLife Stadium, New York, NY , USA - 09 sep 2018
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Saquon Barkley Receives First TD Pass From Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley received his first touchdown reception for 57 yards from Odell Beckham Jr. Entering Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers OBJ has gone without at touchdown catch this season thus far.Recently Beckham sat down with ESPN’s Josina Anderson and during the interview he stated the team doesn’t have any energy.

“the energy that we don’t have.” He would also urge teammates to play with more “Heart.”

Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur later told reporters he that Scheming is the issue and not effort.

“I do know this, our team has a heck of a lot of heart. Our team plays with a lot of energy,” Shurmur said Friday, via Jordan Ranaan of ESPN. “What we haven’t done is we haven’t really executed quite as well as we need to yet. That is really … instead of energy, it’s more execution. And I think that is what we’re all striving for.”

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Shurmur was “absolutely livid” over the remarks and asked Beckham to apologize to the team, which he did on Saturday night.

The Giants game plan against the Panthers today has been focused on getting the ball Barkley and Beckham Jr. hints with the touchdown pass to Barkley for 57 yards. We will see if Beckham will get his first today as well.

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