The Facts: The New York Giants' steadfast support of Beckham continues. Team co-owner and president John Mara told local radio station WFAN on Thursday that "I wish we had another dozen players like him." "He knows that he's got to mature and learn to control his emotions better," Mara said, via NJ.com. "He's working on that. But one thing about that kid is that when he shows up at work, nobody works harder than he does. He's so competitive, even in practice. He wants to win so badly."
Diehards Line: Mara did not get into a new contract for Beckham or why Beckham opted to skip voluntary workouts other than saying the two spoke recently. Apparently that conversation went well. As NFL.com put it, "Given the pressures of the market and Beckham's sometimes mercurial behavior, it's actually been refreshing to see an organization stand behind a superstar who isn't doing anything egregiously wrong. ... Beckham is one of the best players in football and deserves to be recognized as such. Until he's not, the Giants won't even dream about trying to change who he is on and off the field." It's a fair assessment.