It was a sight we have seen from Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. before: Frustration set in, and he let it out.
During a stretch where the Giants offense was laboring on Sunday against the Saints, Beckham was caught on camera letting out his frustrations by yelling, and slamming his helmet. He wasn't being utilized by Eli Manning in the passing game with his only positive yardage coming on a handoff on the first offensive play for the Giants.
So, being the competitor he is, Beckham couldn't hold in how he felt. But he won't put a number on his frustration level.
"I don't have a Richter scale of where the frustration level is," he said after the game. "It's definitely frustrating, you put your all into this, like I said. It's one game we lost, you have to put your hard hat on and go back to work tomorrow."
Beckham knows the camera is on him at all times given his history. But he has come to grips that not everyone is going to agree with how he acts, so he won't be holding his feelings in anytime soon.
"I am happy where I stand," he said. "That same person in there that has that passion and intensity, the one that the camera has been on and has made some so-called mistakes by letting out what's inside, that's what has propelled me to be where I'm at, that's what makes me great. To hold that in, to have to watch what you are doing because there is always a camera and you don't want this and that, it's tough to deal with. I am very happy with how far I've come with the growth that I've had."
Head coach Pat Shurmur has now been on the sideline with Beckham in the game for four weeks, and he says he doesn't see frustration from his best receiver.
"I didn't sense frustration, I saw a competitive guy, keeping himself in it," Shurmur said. "We all know he's competitive, and he wants to win and he wants to do anything he can to help us."
Unfortunately, there was nothing Beckham could do to jolt this Giants' offense. Last week, the offense figured things out against the Texans. Manning had time in the pocket to assess the coverage, and make the right throws. And most importantly, everything clicked.
But this performance looked to be the old Giants offense -- the one that couldn't get moving with short passes and lackluster run plays. Beckham doesn't know why it's so hard for the Giants to get going.
"I don't even know how to answer that," he said when asked about his unit's results this season. "It's definitely not the results we want, this is not the way we want to play. It is what we put on film today and we have an opportunity to do something about that next week."
The Giants have always had the weapons, but it's about making them work just as they did last week. And Beckham knows cohesiveness is what brought about that success.
It's what he and the rest of the offense will strive for next week against the Panthers.
"ts just about putting all the pieces together. If you have three out of the four pieces hitting, it's not going to work. We need everybody doing what they are supposed to be doing. We are right there, we just have to keep chipping away."