Giants fans and fantasy owners are getting concerned that WR Odell Beckham Jr. hasn't been able to unleash his best touchdown celebration this season, having not caught a touchdown pass.
But that worrisome attitude isn't affecting the star receiver.
"You seem more concerned about the end zone than me," he told reporters following practice on Thursday.
"I missed four games my rookie year and still came back and did what I did," Beckham reminded the scrum. "The end zone, it'll come."
Beckham's quarterback in Eli Manning knows he needs to get the ball in the hands of the man who received a $90 million extension before the start of the season. But, as expected, teams have been all over the 25-year-old with double and even triple coverage, forcing Manning elsewhere, especially in the red zone.
Even through the tight coverage, Beckham is still Manning's favorite target. He has 31 receptions on 45 targets, and has generated 331 yards on a 10.7 per catch average through four games. What's missing, though, is the big play -- that shot downfield to let Beckham go up and make a play to move the chains more than five yards at a clip.
It's plays like that where Beckham changes the momentum, and starts to take over. And he knows he can go off in any game.
"The problem is, I think I can do that every game," Beckham said. "That's just the way I'm built, that's my own mentality, is I always feel like I can do the most, like I can go for a thousand yards every game. Not literally, but that's just how I feel. I don't feel like I've been stopped, no disrespect to anybody, but I don't feel like I can be covered."
But, regardless of Beckham's long-awaited touchdown, the Giants' offense can't find any consistency through four games that has resulted in a 1-3 record. With a quarter of the season gone, Beckham is accepting the obvious: The Giants can't get those games back, and need to move forward with urgency if they want to salvage their season.
"It needs to be. If it isn't felt, it needs to be felt," Beckham said about the team's sense of urgency. "We need to come out like I said when we were in Houston, we just need to have that energy. The word that I'm going to keep repeating is energy. It's about energy, it's about the way you come in here every day to work, the way that we all vibe and bond together. Being a team isn't about one person scoring touchdowns, it's about the little stuff. It's about the locker room, the vibe, everything - just bringing that energy a little more than what we have already."
As urgency sets in, the Giants will look for "balance" on offense, as Beckham put it. Whether it's in the run game with Saquon Barkley or in the air to Beckham and Co., Big Blue can't start off hot like they did against New Orleans just to slowly fizzle out for the rest of the game.
Once that balance is reached, Beckham may finally break the pylon and experience the sweet taste of scoring for the first time since 2017.
The Giants may feel the sweet taste of victory again, too.
"At any point in time, you could win seven games in a row, then you're sitting at what? 8-3. I always say this, you could've won the first eight and lost the first eight. It's just about when you catch fire. But there does need to be a sense of urgency to play better, do better, execute, win games, but there's definitely not a panic in my mind, in my body, soul, my heart. I'm not panicking."