EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Odell Beckham, Jr. came through his 34-snap performance on Monday night without any setbacks. He feels so good, in fact, that he said "I look to play a lot more this week."
He's hoping to look a little more like his old, dominant self, too.
"My mind is on another level," Beckham said on Thursday. "I think I can take over a game any time, no matter the ankle or anything like that. So it's just a matter of getting those opportunities and making the most of them."
The Giants sure could use Beckham to take over the game Sunday in Philadelphia, after the offense has produced a dismal 13 points through the first two games of the season. That's left the Giants in an 0-2 hole staring at what would be season-killing 0-3 start. The return to full strength of their best offensive player might just be enough to get them going again.
Of course, Beckham looked like a shell of himself in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night. He played in only 61 percent of the Giants' snaps and was targeted just five times, catching four passes for 36 yards before dropping Eli Manning's final pass of the game.
Beckham was clearly bothered by the sprained ankle he suffered back on Aug. 21, which he said prevented him from making cuts the way he usually does.
"I remember I tried to make a cut in the game and I ended up having to jump over (the defender) because I couldn't get up field," Beckham said. "So it's just little things like that. But it's coming back. It's not so much a mental thing as when you actually go to make the cut you turn out and you put force on it the same way of the injury it's a little difficult."
Beckham said all he can do is "keep ramping up the rehab, and just try to get it as good as you can get it." The problem is that he acknowledged it's possible that there may be nothing he can do to get back to 100 percent this season.
"I mean, the ankle is something you get on every single day, so you never really know," he said. "But I'm going to get as good as I can get. I know once I'm comfortable cutting off in each and every way I don't see there'll be any problems with it even if it's not 100 percent"