Reports the New York Times:

Tuesday was Thursday for the Giants, who practiced on a harried and condensed schedule that only added to the sense of upheaval the team has felt during its 1-4 start to the season.

But when things are going as badly as they are for the Giants, getting back on the field and hitting people ahead of a Thursday night game against Philly might feel better than a long week of self-reflection.

“This is probably the first time I’ve ever not been upset about the turnaround,” said Odell Beckham Jr. (above), the team’s lightning-rod wide receiver. “Coming off a loss like that, you just want to get back out there.”

It is not usually a good sign when a rap star, Lil Wayne, becomes embroiled in a controversy involving the team’s star quarterback and wide receiver. But that is where the Giants are. At least they could laugh about it, blasting Lil Wayne’s music at practice earlier in the week in an effort to introduce some levity into a tense time in the locker room.

But after a 63-yard field goal beat the Giants on Sunday in Carolina; and after the team finally gave up on its former first-round pick Ereck Flowers by releasing him; and after comments by Beckham in an ESPN interview reportedly made coach Pat Shurmur “livid” — after all this, the Giants sounded unusually grateful to return to the field and prepare for the Eagles: