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Odell Beckham Jr. won't respond to Antonio Cromartie's critique

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Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a third-quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 24, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: Mike Stobe

Odell Beckham Jr. chose not to fire back at Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who last week called the Giants receiver a "one-year wonder" during an interview on ESPN.

"There's so much stuff that goes on, it doesn't really faze me. I'm not really super aware" of the comment, Beckham said Thursday. "It's just words is all it is. Keep moving forward, doing what you're doing, keep trying to get better and be a better person day by day."

Cromartie pooh-poohed Beckham's standout rookie season, in which he set a Giants' rookie record with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. Beckham has 31 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns this season.

"Right now, he's a one-year wonder," Cromartie said last Friday. "I'm just being honest. It's just one year. I need to see it on an every-game basis, not him getting penalties or something like that or sucker-punching somebody. I think it's all about how you carry yourself throughout your whole entire career."

Cromartie added that Beckham "has had the most production out of any receiver I've seen in [his first] 16 games since Randy Moss. But you have to do it week-in and week-out and depend on that person. No matter if you're getting double or triple-teamed. Randy Moss didn't complain when he [was] triple and double-teamed, and people went after him, also."

Beckham said he didn't get any added motivation from Cromartie's remarks.

"It doesn't motivate me. No effect," the receiver said. "I'm not really worried about what anybody else has to say who's not on the Giants."


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