Shurmur met with Beckham in Los Angeles earlier in the offseason when the coach went to California to visit college prospects.
"We always want weapons".
Rapoport has reported Beckham won't play next season-"with the Giants or any team"-until he receives a new contract. I think it's important, especially in the player-coach relationship, to get to know him". "He told me his favorite restaurants in town".
Is the Giants' relationship with one of the sport's uniquely talented players beyond fix? "He's a very charismatic guy, I think he really cares and I'm looking forward to working with him".
General manager Dave Gettleman is attempting to pull off a delicate balancing act, maintaining leverage in potential trade talks while refusing to publicly acknowledge or deny that Odell Beckham is available for the right price. "I think that's why it's important as coaches and players and anybody who is working together that you get a chance to visit and get to know one another".More news: Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave
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About the video, he said: "First of all I think it's important that you get all the information". It was a good meeting. "I got a little better sense of who he is". "I think he knows what we expect of him, and now it's up to him".
"That's my understanding, yeah", Shurmur said on Tuesday during breakfast at the annual NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla., via NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. "There are steps he has to take".
Giants owner John Mara did not rule out the possibility of Beckham Jr being involved in a trade and admitted he "wouldn't say anyone is untouchable".
The 23rd overall selection isn't likely to be enough to land Beckham, and his contract situation is an even bigger hurdle, but the Rams are clearly motivated, and it sounds like the Giants are, too.
Per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv, Gettleman said the Giants need to focus on "eliminating internal and external distractions" but added he was "not going there" when asked if he wanted Beckham to remain on the team.