Odell Beckham Jr. thinks NFL catch rules need to be simplified
Odell Beckham Jr. is used to making amazing catches, but it’s one catch that he didn’t make (or at least the refs said he didn’t make) that still bothers him.
That’s why the Giants star receiver said the rules for what constitutes a catch need to be clarified.
"It should be more simple," he said on "The Herd" on Tuesday.
"I kind of allowed something like that to happen," Beckham continued, referencing an overturned touchdown call against the Patriots that cost the Giants the win. "Just don’t give the ball up until the play is over."
That said, the one catch he will always be known for – that one-handed stunner against the Cowboys in prime time last season – felt like a long time coming.
"It was kind of just a case of ‘finally.’ As a receiver, you always dream of making great catches and great plays," he said, adding that it doesn’t garner him any special treatment that he notices. "I don’t know it made me any different to corners in the league," he said.
Beckham said that it all started back at LSU with another budding wide receiver: "I didn’t have any catch like that (at LSU). … But it was nothing like that one against Dallas. In practice, (current Dolphins receiver) Jarvis Landry and I would go back and forth, catching and messing around."