Odell Beckham Jr. started off training camp week with a thorough bashing of the Giants in his interview with GQ magazine. But he wasn't going to follow up his comments during his youth ProCamp in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Beckham was on hand to lead his camp with 650 kids present on a beautiful Cleveland day. When it was time to answer a few questions, Beckham must've known he was going to be asked about his Giants comments. He told GQ he felt "disrespected" during his time with the Giants, saying "This team has not been good for the last six years. Period."
However, the star wideout was more reserved in his answer this time around.
"The only time that I talk about it is when I get asked about it, so it's hard," Beckham told Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot. "It's like a double-edged sword. I don't want to talk about it, but if I get asked about it, I have to answer the question, so I'm really ready to put it all behind me. I think everybody's moved on. I've moved on, they've moved on, it's just time. This is where I'm at. I'm at the Cleveland Browns now, this is my team and I'm excited about that.''
As he starts his new journey with the Browns this season, Beckham is hoping his Cleveland experience isn't the same as how his in New York ended. So, with camp about to start up in Berea, Ohio, he is ready to soak in everything and learn as much as he can about his new teammates and coaches.
"I've got to learn everybody," he said. "It's always been something that I've had, relationships with all (of my teammates). When we start training camp there's 90 or 100 of us. I'll build a relationship with anybody around. I'm going to say 'what's up' to anybody who's in that locker room, so my first camp I really just want to be able to come out, set the ground work, have a great, hard camp."
Will Giants comments continue to surface from No. 13? As Beckham noted, Giants fans are trying to move past the blockbuster trade this offseason, but interviews like that in GQ don't help. Now, when the Browns have to come to New York to face the Jets in Week 2, Beckham's Giants history will likely be brought up again.
Other than that one week, though, Beckham's focus seems to be aimed at finding success with the Browns while the Giants look to do the same for themselves.