Lil Wayne Still Cool With Eli Manning, but…

Odell Beckham Jr / Lil Wayne‘s  ESPN interview that aired Sunday morning received a ton of criticism from commentators with OBJ being labeled as selfish player due to his commentary on the state of the New York Giants.

With the Giants off to a 1-3 start (before losing to the Carolina Panthers) OBJ voiced his frustrations with not enough big plays and not being able to pinpoint the source of the issue; QB, play calling, or heart?

Now it’s not uncommon for players to complain, in fact it’s basically common place when it comes to dynamic receivers who feel if they get the ball they make good things happen for team. But what was different about this interview was Lil Wayne presence. Like what did he have to do this and what does he add to this story?

So when Eli Manning was asked about the OBJ/Lil Wayne interview, in classic Eli dry humor, Eli stated 
“I don’t watch Lil’ Wayne much”

With the Eli response and NYC sportswriter Frank Isola‘s snarky tweet about OBJ’s muffed punt return 

Tunechi woke up this morning with a message for everyone on his Instagram….

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In case you missed what Wayne was saying,

“Frank, I know you in New York. I spent a little bit of time on an Island there, called Rikers Island,”

“I don’t know much about you though. Fact is, you don’t know much about me. With that said, keep my name out your mouth.”

Addressing Eli Manning

“Every time somebody bad mouth you, I be the first one to say – you can ask Skip Bayless, that’s my homie – first thing I’m gon’ say is ‘man listen, I got an uncle that was doing time that remembers seeing Eli, Archie, Peyton, Cooper, he remembers seeing them at five in the morning every other morning on the schoolyard, way before the students get there, practicing. I’m the first one to back you up,”

“And here you talk about you don’t watch Lil Wayne much. That’s fine. I’m cool with you, I don’t care what you watch. But you know, this is hometown love, man. You ain’t gotta do me like that. I didn’t say anything bad about you, man.”

“I ain’t gon’ say nothing bad about you now,”

“It’s still hometown love, I fucks with you Eli. It’s all good, you ain’t gotta watch much of me. You should probably listen, if you could. You probably need to with the way you’ve been playing. You need to bang some Carter V before games.”

Well, okay Wayne…

Didn’t realize you were a backer of Eli, good to know. As for Frank Isola, he is annoying and knowing Isola I doubt he will heed the warning, so we shall see.

As for the OBJ interview, it’s not a good look for him and he needs to figure out better ways to release his frustrations. He should take a page of LeBron James playbook, as Bron has mastered the media in this social media age. At the end of the day Odell wants to win, but he is struggling with balancing that will to win and carrying the pressure of a big time contract. Being a receiver he is dependent on a lot of pieces for him to successful; QB, offensive line, and offensive scheme. As great as he is, he has to learn without his teammates he’s not going anywhere fast.

Side note, in response to Lil Wayne the Giants blasted Wayne’s Carter V during practice today…

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Source: Hot New Hip Hop

Keith Bulluck looks towards 2011 season…

Keith Bulluck

“A full-time role is the only way I’m playing football next year…”

This is the mindset of Keith Bulluck when he looks at the prospects of the 2011 season; coming off ACL injury in 2009 Bulluck was able to return to the football field 7 months after surgery in 2010 and played 12 games without any set backs stemming from the injury (he did miss 3 games with turf toe).  Now Bulluck is looking for a return back to a full-time role and why not!

In a limited role (playing running downs) Bulluck was able to amass 31 tackles, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery.  For someone only regulated to defending running plays he was able to show that he can still defend the pass.  In this era of players like Terrell Owens complaining Keith handled his situation like a professional.  Without a doubt this 11 year vet wanted more playing time but he understood that as long the team was winning he was more than willing to do what he could do to help the team win.  GM Jerry Reese acknowledged on Monday that Bulluck in a role where he was in and out of the game was steady for the Giants… In my opinion not many LBs would have been able to be as effective in such a limited role.

So after assessing his season Bulluck made his case for what his role should be in 2011 where ever he lands,

“I was able to get out there and I did make a few plays this year. There are probably a lot of full-time starters that didn’t have two interceptions all year”

“My history speaks for itself and my play, just to come out and show up to work every day, knowing what I was coming off of, should say a lot. … I was never a liability. I came on more toward the end of the year and made some plays. For me to come back off ACL surgery. Seven months off surgery and to practice every day and compete at this high level, for me personally, I’m very happy. Now, I can go into this offseason and start next season as the player I’ve always been and I’m very excited for that.”

The Giants without a doubt need a young dynamic play-making OLB as it has been a way too long since our last; Jessie Armstead! As of right now the prospects are not very promising; Clint Sintim will be recovering from ACL surgery and Gerris Wilkerson can’t seem to do any better than special teams so unless the Giants fall flat on their face during free agency I don’t see Wilkerson coming back.  Other than unproven Phillip Dillard there is not much in the Giants linebackers corp; so I would not be surprised if the Giants offer Bulluck a contract.

The key is will the Giants offer Bulluck  full-time role?

Bulluck stated,

“I’m someone that needs to be on the field all the time. That’s just how I feel. So yeah, that’s the only way I’d play football next year.”

and if you (Bulluck) don’t get that…

“I’ll go buy a boat. I’ve played 11 years and I’m good financially and happy with the career I’ve had. Football doesn’t make me who I am.”

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!