Amani Toomer frustrated with Odell Beckham Jr.: ‘Could be so much better’

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The leading receiver in New York Giants history, Amani Toomer, wishes Odell Beckham Jr. were doing more to realize his full potential.

In an interview with the New York Post, Toomer expressed frustration with Beckham over what he sees is a player who isn’t doing everything he can to reach the pinnacle of his abilities.

“I want him to break all my records and that stuff,’’ Toomer told the Post. “I just feel like he has a great opportunity and I don’t know if he’s realizing it. His full potential. We know he’s good and we know he’s doing well, I think he just should be better. That’s just what I see. As good as he is, as great as he is, he can be better.

“I love Odell, I think he’s a great player,’’ Toomer said, “but I think he could be so much better. That’s what frustrates me about him.’’

Toomer pointed to Beckham’s effort on the interception thrown by Eli Manning toward him during the Chicago game — a slant pattern that Kyle Fuller jumped. He blamed Beckham over Manning because, “[Beckham] just didn’t cross the guy’s face. He just kinda stopped. I wouldn’t say it was Eli’s fault.’’

Overall, Toomer just wants to see Beckham hone his craft to take advantage of his ridiculous talent. Though he’s caught 77 passes for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns this year — very good for most — the Giants legend wants to see him hitting even greater heights.