Yesterday, it was reported Kelvin Benjamin walked off the practice field before practice even started. He had an animated talk with Giants head coach Joe Judge and GM Dave Gettleman.
After getting released, Benjamin had a few words for Judge in an exclusive interview with Zack Rosenblatt from NJ.com. He talks about how Joe Judge had an out for him since the day he arrived and how he never really got a chance. He even says Judge didn't speak to him at all until the day they signed him.
Benjamin also said the Giants asked him to lose some weight.
"Benjamin weighed 265 pounds at the end of minicamp in June and was told by Giants staff that he needed to get down to 251 pounds for training camp. Instead, he showed up weighing 268 after putting on some muscle, Benjamin said." - Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com
Hold on. Benjamin is upset that the Giants aren't happy with him because he showed up to training camp overweight after he was asked to lose weight? That's like someone getting mad because they got fired for not doing what they were supposed to do. He brings up the fact that Judge pulled him aside before practice to let him know the Giants were going to fine him for showing up overweight.
It's also funny because Benjamin brought up that he played wide receiver at 268 pounds like that's normal. No wide receiver in the NFL should be playing at 268 pounds. I mean...
Benjamin also attacked Joe Judge's coaching style.
“I have a perspective on Joe Judge,” Benjamin said. “He’s not a coach that can ever win a Super Bowl because he sits there and cusses all day. You can tell he’s one-sided about everything. He’s a know-it-all. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. We all can learn from each other. We’re all humans at the end of the day. The true colors will come out.” - Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com
Is anyone going to tell Benjamin that Joe Judge is a 3x Super Bowl champion as an assistant? I think he might know a thing or two on how to get to a Super Bowl.
Benjamin also states that he's done with the NFL. He's going to move back to Florida and enjoy life. He called the NFL "not real" and said it's full of fake narratives.
I don't know how Benjamin thought he would look good doing this interview. Sounds like an entitled player thinking he should get some type of treatment because he was a former first-round pick. Blaming the people around him for his failures instead of looking in the mirror. On the bright side for Benjamin, he can eat all the Popeye's biscuits he wants now. No more worrying about cutting weight to play in the NFL.
For Giants fans, at least he had something nice to say about Daniel Jones.
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