Bucs DB told Beckham they knew 'a lot' of what Giants were running

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James Lang / USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham shed some light Wednesday on a possibility for the New York Giants' struggles, saying the opposition knows what's coming.

The Giants wideout said Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew what the Giants were running on offense Sunday.

"He was just like, 'You know, we know a lot of what you're doing,'" Beckham said, according to Dan Duggan of Nj.com. "It's the system. It's our offense. We were 11-5 last year and we were running the same thing. So is it really this or are we just not executing right? I don't think we're executing the way that we can at a higher level. It wasn't a problem last year when we were winning games, so it's just a matter of execution, really."

The Giants offensive issues were well documented last season as New York couldn't hit 20 points in its final five regular-season games, before mustering only 13 in a playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Beckham and company combined for only 13 points in their first two games this season and finally hit the 20-point mark the last two weeks, though they remain winless.

Beckham added that he believes he can still execute the plays even if opponents are reading them.

"Be better than them," Beckham said. "You know I'm running a slant, beat me on a slant. Do it. I don't see you doing it. That's just what it's got to be. That's the mentality you've got to have. It's got to be, 'OK, cool, you know I'm running a slant, I'm going to beat you inside and I'm going to catch this ball and get seven yards or whatever you're going to get.' It's just got to be that mentality. You've got to have it. Now is the time we've got to have it."