Football

Eli Manning not so happy with Odell Beckham Jr.

Eli Manning not so happy with Odell Beckham Jr.

Eli Manning not so happy with Odell Beckham Jr. 2016 images

Eli Manning, Ben McAdoo Not Amused by Odell Beckham Jr.’s Kicking Net Antics

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had one of the best games of his career Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens with eight catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns. The first TD went for 75 yards as OBJ burned the Ravens defense down the sideline. The second one a 66-yard game winner.

After the scores, Beckham continued his saga with the kicking net. After the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Beckham knocked the net, which bounced back to hit him in the face. After the Green Bay Packers loss (in which Beckham scored his first touchdown of the season at the end of the game), OBJ embraced the net.

Now, Beckham pulled the net over himself while lying on the ground after the first score, and proposed to the net after the game-winner. The net said yes.

I laughed. Twitter loved it. Fans loved it. Head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning did not.

giants kicking net vs odell beckham r

“Can’t have it,” said McAdoo after the game. “He knows it. We need to keep the focus on the ball game.”

“I think with the win you can ignore it a little bit easier,” said Manning the day after the victory. “Kind of let the coach handle—obviously we got to be careful about getting penalties late in the game and putting our defense in a bind right there.”

Manning has a point. Beckham received a 15-yard penalty for ripping his helmet off after the big catch.

odell beckham nets hits back 2016

“He made plays, and so it’s one of those deals where you can get real sick of it if he’s not going out there and making plays,” continued Manning. “But when he goes out and has a couple of huge catches and 200 yards and a game-winning touchdown, you still want him to be smarter, but you accept it a little easier.”

So, to sum it up, OBJ is okay to mess around on the sideline, provided he’s doing well, and the Giants are winning.

Personally, I hope he keeps it up. Beckham’s antics are a refreshing change of pace in the No Fun League.

Click to add a comment
Football
@chrismaurice18

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

gerald mccoy feeling handcuffed by nfl and roger goodell 2016 images

Gerald McCoy feeling handcuffed by NFL and Roger Goodell

Chris MauriceDecember 2, 2016
Week 12 NFL Winners and Losers drew brees big winner 2016 images

Week 12 NFL Winners and Losers: Drew Brees big winner

Shane MclendonNovember 29, 2016
DICK’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report a Must for Anyone Calling Themselves a Real NFL fan 2016 images

DICK’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report a Must for Anyone Calling Themselves a Real NFL fan

Curt JohnsonNovember 28, 2016
jaguars gus bradley top of list for coaches on nfl hot seat 2016 images

Jaguars Gus Bradley tops list of coaches on NFL ‘hot seat’

Chris MauriceNovember 28, 2016
giants janoris jenkins tears into browns terrelle pryor 2016 images

Giants Janoris Jenkins tears into Browns Terrelle Pryor

Chris MauriceNovember 28, 2016
sean payton gives it good to gregg williams since bountygate 2016 images

Sean Payton gives it to Gregg Williams

Chris MauriceNovember 28, 2016
dez bryant vs josh norman intensifies after latest cowboys victory 2016 images

Dez Bryant vs Josh Norman intensifies after latest Cowboys victory

Chris MauriceNovember 26, 2016
dak prescott and ezekiel elliott now the NFL hot rookie duo 2016 images

Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott now the NFL’s hot rookie duo

Chris MauriceNovember 26, 2016
more nfl international games coming after mexico city success 2016 images

More NFL International games coming after Mexico City success

Chris MauriceNovember 26, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription