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Despite Beckham’s complaints, Eli says Odell brought it on himself

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 3: Sam Bradford #8 of the Minnesota Vikings and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants speak after the game on October 3, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

Giants receiver Odell Beckham complained after getting a taunting penalty in Monday night’s loss to the Vikings that no matter what he does, the officials will flag him. But Eli Manning doesn’t see it that way.

Manning said after the game that if Beckham is a target of the officials, that’s because Beckham’s own antics have made him a target. Now it’s incumbent on Beckham to change his ways so that he doesn’t do anything that can draw the ire of the officials.

“He’s got to play smart,” Manning said. “He can’t afford to do anything they’ll call. He’s kind of brought that upon himself, so he’s got to realize that . . . No doubt. Can’t afford the penalties.”

Beckham is one of the NFL’s best young players, but recently he’s been getting more attention for screwing up than for playing well. On Monday night Beckham caught only three of the nine passes Manning threw to him, gaining a career-low 23 yards. A player who costs his team 15-yard penalties while giving his team 23 yards isn’t a player who’s going to get much support from his teammates. It sounds like Beckham’s act is wearing thin with Manning.

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  1. heat1up says: Oct 4, 2016 5:45 AM

    No support from the coach no support from the quarterback. I see Breaking NY in the year so after his contract is up I see him gone from New York. Maybe Dallas I’m a year. I know I would.

  2. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2016 5:48 AM

    Right on, Eli!

  3. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Oct 4, 2016 5:49 AM

    Going to be lots of in-fighting. Kind of like Desean Jackson calling RGknee out for being ordinary. Except in Jackson’s case he was right. Sheli is the ordinary one in this case. Just throwing a ball up for grabs doesn’t cut the mustard in every instance Sheli, and the world is seeing you as the ordinary QB that you are. Weemen defenses carried that sorry franchise to their two super bowl wins recently. Unfortunately that defense isn’t walking back through the door, and the weemen will be cellar dwellers for a few more years!

  4. heat1up says: Oct 4, 2016 5:52 AM

    If the refs would throw the flag on those late hits out of bounds. Beckem would not need complain

  5. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:53 AM

    Those miraculous, stretched-out, one-handed catches seem like so long ago. Great talent packaged with zero control of his emotions. His act is old with fans and teammates alike, at least one of which was lecturing Beckham on the field. Until he lets his play do the talking, bleep him and his whole setup.

  6. mclennon99 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:13 AM

    Joust an overrated, overpaid, selfish diva who thinks he’s a lot better than he is.

  7. karmathaitch says: Oct 4, 2016 6:14 AM

    Looks like Eli is putting his foot down.

  8. eddiea25 says: Oct 4, 2016 6:16 AM

    It’s good to a pro athlete not endorsing a wrong done by his team mate. It’s not throwing him under the bus, it’s about the good of the team.

  9. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Oct 4, 2016 6:20 AM

    Hey Eli, why dont you shut up and stop throwing INTs every game.

    Wow is he a garbage QB, regardless of his SB rings. He has major diminishing skills.

    Its amazing to me how an alleged teammate can talk trash about another teammate. No successful team i was ever on did that.

  10. jrossizzle says: Oct 4, 2016 6:31 AM

    The kicking net drew first blood
    Odell was just reacting

  11. heat1up says: Oct 4, 2016 6:31 AM

    It’s amazing how other teams get the ball to their number 1 receiver. Over and over again. Yet Eli can’t seem to find his 3 number 1 receivers. The damn running back was the leading receiver with 72 yards last night. That’s a problem. And I thought Coughlin leaving would make things better. How wrong I was. Mcadoo have not a clue how to win.

  12. heat1up says: Oct 4, 2016 6:39 AM

    Monday night football the Vikings defense were overly aggressive from the start of the game. They slammed the giants running back to the ground after the whistle. No flag. Started hitting late. No flag. Just got out of hand quick.

  13. jddirtybird21 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:10 AM

    Brown, Julio, Hopkins, Green, all > Beckham

  14. dansardo says: Oct 4, 2016 7:12 AM

    Yes beckham has been targeted. Yes he has brought bit on himself. What I find hilarious though is cowboy fans trolling the Giants when they have been a menagerie of talented headcases for years ownwhich is a. If reason they have been one of the least successful teams in the NFL for 2 decades now!

  15. Chris says: Oct 4, 2016 7:12 AM

    So easy to get in this guys head.

    SOFT.

  16. ad28bestever says: Oct 4, 2016 7:12 AM

    I can definitely see why Odell would taunt last night, it’s a huge feat lately for an opposing teams top WR to get a single catch in a game against the Vikes defense.

    He is a damn good player, but he has a short fuse that often hurts him.

  17. meximyke says: Oct 4, 2016 7:12 AM

    I thought girls only bleached their hair?

  18. exinsidetrader says: Oct 4, 2016 7:16 AM

    Wide receivers cannot carry a team to a championship.

  19. buckethead1 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:16 AM

    Total head case…..

  20. deprado1 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:19 AM

    Joust an overrated, overpaid, selfish diva who thinks he’s a lot better than he is.

    Well since he’s on his rookie contract he’s definitely not overpaid. I’ll bet 31 other teams would take him in a second.

  21. jtainter23 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:22 AM

    The taunting call Beckham received was the correct call. Was he hit late? Maybe but it was much closer then he believes. The way he acted after that…he deserved the 15 yards…hes actually lucky he didn’t get ejected for bumping into the ref. The second “out of bounds” late hit was completely Beckham initiating contact. Xavier Rhodes shut that baby down.

  22. megabeast37215 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:25 AM

    He got away with a lot that wasn’t flagged too. Violently jamming #29 well past 5 yards.. extracurricular, unsportsmanlike shenanigans out of bounds, and acting like a petulant baby. The guy has got talent for days.. but it’s not worth anything if his head isn’t right.

  23. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Oct 4, 2016 7:25 AM

    Two consecutive late hits on him that were not called got him frustrated

  24. brianjoates says: Oct 4, 2016 7:29 AM

    Acting like a spoiled child at your job will lose you lots of supporters.

    Nobody wants to work with somebody who behaves that way,especially when they aren’t producing.

  25. chippys lost binky says: Oct 4, 2016 7:29 AM

    mclennon99 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 6:13 AM
    Joust an overrated, overpaid, selfish diva who thinks he’s a lot better than he is.
    ++++++++++++

    2 of 3 isn’t bad. He is still on his rookie deal, $2.8M this year and $3.3M next year. He would do well to consider that, his current act isn’t helping the value of his next contract any.

  26. bmacwillconn says: Oct 4, 2016 7:29 AM

    His act is really wearing thin.

  27. leroysbutler says: Oct 4, 2016 7:36 AM

    T.O.itis.

  28. newmancave2016 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:47 AM

    Sheli is right. OBJ is out of control, petulant, and a jacka$$.

  29. n0hopeleft says: Oct 4, 2016 7:51 AM

    Dallas doesn’t do it right.

    Are you still mad about his two rings?

    Yeah – you’re mad.

  30. skins99 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:51 AM

    A petulant little fairy is what he is

  31. jerryyouradisgrace says: Oct 4, 2016 7:53 AM

    crybaby

  32. whatjusthapped says: Oct 4, 2016 7:54 AM

    Eli’s right but if you go back and look at the tape, they hit him out of bounds on the penalty play and then for good measure, hit him while he was out of bounds again about two plays later. How the Vikings got away with that should be a question that the League looks at because it seems that its too one sided, throw a flag on Beckham when he complains, yet open season on him when he’s out of bounds.

  33. buttfumbles says: Oct 4, 2016 7:55 AM

    Go cry about it Odell

  34. ninjapleazee says: Oct 4, 2016 7:56 AM

    Madden curse lives on.

  35. mymanotis says: Oct 4, 2016 7:57 AM

    I hope its not true but he could be going the same way as cancerous wide receivers before him. Moss, Owens etc…. great talents who’s acts wore thin and cost them

  36. skol4life says: Oct 4, 2016 7:57 AM

    Never seen a guy get in his own head before. Rhodes closed!

  37. source7769 says: Oct 4, 2016 7:57 AM

    did that guy just call The Giants a sorry franchise? SMH

  38. weepingjebus says: Oct 4, 2016 7:59 AM

    “When you’re a Manning, you blame your teammates. It’s what you do.” — Edgerrin James

  39. pgolf3 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:04 AM

    couldnt agree with the post above more…

    look at that int from last night, if he doesnt push off the CB, he probably catches the ball because he is on time, yet because he pouts himself over his team, he is late to the ball and its intercepted easily…
    guy is a long list of overated players that cant get out of his own way.

  40. razzlejag says: Oct 4, 2016 8:05 AM

    He looks lost out there and on the sidelines and is clearly being attacked by defensive players. He’s brought this on himself for sure but we are the losers as we are unable to watch this potentially great talent play to his potential.

    Reminds me of hockey when one team’s goon goes after the other team’s superstar and goads him into a dual-ejection fight.

  41. rollotomasi14 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:08 AM

    I put him on my fantasy team so it figures that this season he has lost his mind

  42. camcameronsucks says: Oct 4, 2016 8:08 AM

    ODB is a wide receiver diva, a dying breed at that.

    He’s a good player but he lets his emotions, antics, and most importantly his ego, get in his way and his teams’ way on the field.

    Diva’s put themselves first instead of the team and they don’t like it when someone roughs their pretty little nails up (like what happened on the taunting penalty).

    This is what happens when you have a young, egotistical player with talent who explodes onto the scene in his first 1-2 years. Playing in the New York market only adds to his issues because at this point in his career ODB is more concerned with his brand than winning.

  43. greygooseandsprite says: Oct 4, 2016 8:09 AM

    Beckham can’t afford the penalties anymore than Eli can afford the INT’s.

  44. patslaya says: Oct 4, 2016 8:10 AM

    Diva, yes. Overrated and overpaid?? Really? I think that his numbers speak for themselves and he is playing on a rookie contract. As a Giant fan I and getting tired of his act. He needs to control his emotions and just play the game. Stop acting like a jackass and just go out and make plays. I hate to say it but watching last nights game all I could think about was how much would a WR desperate team be willing to give up in a trade for OBJ.

  45. alfredogarciashead says: Oct 4, 2016 8:11 AM

    No self control, very immature, very self centered. Needs to grow up.

  46. kwjsb says: Oct 4, 2016 8:13 AM

    If you play a stupid game… you win a stupid prize.

    Football is the ultimate team sport yet for years the NFL has allowed these showboat celebrations.

    There is a difference between a real reaction of joy and these self centered egotistical choreographed dances

    And let’s not start with the trash talk… Players should let their play do the talking.

  47. jgo304 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:14 AM

    Another millenial trainwreck who is in the process of doing what thy do best.

    Self destructing

    The fame, social media, attention has dedtroyed him.

  48. bradygirl12 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:14 AM

    Maybe bench him for the first quarter or half of the next game. He has to be shown that there are consequences when you continuously take the bait from cornerbacks. He should know by now that they see an easy mark.

  49. chc4 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:15 AM

    Are people actually blaming someone other than OBJ for this? He’s a spoiled, narcissistic child. That isn’t Eli’s or his coach’s fault. OBJ embarasses himself and his family every Sunday.

  50. wttoolman says: Oct 4, 2016 8:16 AM

    Gloves is getting out-played by all the other WRs on the team, and the kicking net…..

  51. rodgerstonelson says: Oct 4, 2016 8:18 AM

    The truth about Beckham has come out. He is famous for 1 catch. Other then that he is a Diva, and he has not even earned the right to be a Diva.

    Team have learned to just play rough with him and he folds.

  52. sidepull says: Oct 4, 2016 8:19 AM

    Hahaha love it. Spend some more money on that D and keep losing games. Same ol vagiants.

  53. MichaelEdits says: Oct 4, 2016 8:20 AM

    My opinion of Eli Manning just went way up.

  54. routerunner says: Oct 4, 2016 8:20 AM

    Beckham is an arrogant child but Manning gets a free pass even though his bonehead plays outweigh the good.

  55. montrealraider says: Oct 4, 2016 8:24 AM

    The only thing standing between OBJ and the Hall of fame is his character. To quote Herm Edwards, “you have to be a mentaly tough guy to play in this league”.

  56. bigcid10 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:25 AM

    the Problem with that game last night is that Eli
    has no idea what he’s doing out there and the coaching staff knows less than Eli

  57. georgeremus says: Oct 4, 2016 8:25 AM

    Beckham was first exposed by the Jeff Fisher and the Rams and then Josh Norman. The league’s defenses now know how to handle the pretty diva ballerina. He has quickly become the biggest DB in the NFL

  58. sb44champs says: Oct 4, 2016 8:25 AM

    Beckham gets all kind of help from the refs letting him use offensive PI on almost every route he runs… but he has a bad game and its the refs fault??? No, Beckham, you got shut down so stop trying to sugarcoat it wimp

  59. bigcid10 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:26 AM

    He needs to go and cry to his mommy

  60. MichaelEdits says: Oct 4, 2016 8:26 AM

    I’m still a big fan of Tom Coughlin, but his inability to restrain Beckham’s antics during the infamous slapfight with Josh Norman told me he’d lost his effectiveness in New York.

    Can McAdoo restrain Beckham’s BS? I have no idea.

    But Eli has the right idea, definitely. Don’t enable the guy. Call him out. There’s a time for protecting your teammates from outside criticism, and a time for saying “Okay, that’s enough, you’re wrecking the teamwork now.” And when you can annoy someone as mellow as Eli, you’ve messed up.

  61. 2since96 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:27 AM

    Hahaha them sweet boys dont take kindly to bullying.

    For real though, bro ur in your rookie deal acting like a 1st ballot. The defense and refs are cued into ur bs now, so either knock it off or get ready to be bemched.

  62. yepimgr8 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:38 AM

    Odb is a crybaby.

  63. Ron Jull says: Oct 4, 2016 8:40 AM

    Prima Donna who is never to blame for anything. Catch the ball man, you have one thing to do in life. Catch the ball….no matter how brutal a throw Forrest Manning makes…catch it!!

    Love watching the Giants implode.

  64. pleazenufalready says: Oct 4, 2016 8:43 AM

    pathetically immature

  65. gettingzygiwithit says: Oct 4, 2016 8:47 AM

    Professor X shuts down Benjamin and Odell. Vikings are happy to have Rhodes back, a great young physical corner. Where’s his credit?

  66. kissmysandwich says: Oct 4, 2016 8:48 AM

    Beckham behaves like those spoiled “sweet sixteen” birthday party girls on MTV. He deserves what he gets.

  67. steelpenguin6687 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:52 AM

    The DBs and Corners know they can easily get him off his game because he has zero self control. He can’t just walk away…

  68. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:52 AM

    After these comments it will be interesting to see if the NFL claims no players are singled out and that all the games are officiated the same way (giggle).

    Integrity

  69. chris11le says: Oct 4, 2016 8:53 AM

    @heat1up Im right there with you.

    Just before they cut to commercial after the “taunting” penalty, they showed it in slow mo and you could see Beckham was talking to the ref and NOT taunting.

    He was clearly OOB and it should have been a personal foul on Minn. Then shortly after there was another that was uncalled.

  70. bigblue431 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:56 AM

    Beckham did loose his cool (again), but only briefly after he was targeted with two late hits out of bounds. He was upset about the refs not calling obvious penalties. Imagine how Steve Smith Sr would have reacted if he had been hit like that.

    Odell was otherwise not ‘crazy’ this game – media hype focusing on what little there is to talk about considering it was a snoozer of a game.

  71. calizcowboyz says: Oct 4, 2016 8:57 AM

    just like the chad johnsons and terelle owens.
    me me me i want attention, look at me.

    how about just shut the heall up and be a professional and play football! you have the talent.

    follow the foot steps of jerry rice, megatron, larry fitzgerald!
    be great be classy …… morons sheeesh.

  72. corchamp says: Oct 4, 2016 8:59 AM

    Change your image ODB. Start with that janky ass hair.

  73. couchbasher says: Oct 4, 2016 8:59 AM

    And no flag on the hit that took off cam newtons head. That’s fair. This officiating must get better or fans will stop watching

  74. qbarrel says: Oct 4, 2016 9:00 AM

    He’s completely brought it on himself. Now every DB in the league knows what it takes to get under his skin.

  75. jjackwagon says: Oct 4, 2016 9:01 AM

    Here is the thing, if you complain to the refs, ALL the time. Eventually they are going to start looking your way more often…and what do they see? YOU doing stupid stuff.

  76. fallujahff says: Oct 4, 2016 9:05 AM

    One handed catches. Meh. On highlight films all the time thanks to those gloves everyone wears. Greg Olsen had one this week.

    He’s a whiner.

  77. picksix19 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:06 AM

    I was saying last night to my wife There’s something going on with Eli and ODB or OBJ now, you don’t see Ben avoiding throwing to AB, same thing with Andy D. throwing to AJ…seems like Eli doesnt want to throw it to ODB, its BS b/c he’s the best plyr on that team…I agree with the poster above he needs to get away from that team and find a new one. I do understand his temper can get in the way, but it shows that he actually cares unlike Eli, scared to throw it downfield and if he feels a lil pressure screw it just throw it in the ground

  78. jag1959 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:06 AM

    jag1959 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 7:06 AM
    Beckham blew through McAdoo’s yield sign with some drivel about ‘the guys in the room’ well there’s not a more important guy in that locker room for a diva WR than the one that feeds him the ball. Something for Mr 50¢ head to consider, that is if he can consider anything other than himself. No amount of talent is worth having a Dallas scenario in NY. The media here will eat Beckham alive if he doesn’t check himself.

  79. conormacleod says: Oct 4, 2016 9:16 AM

    Getting into that kids head has to be the easiest game plan yet…

  80. wolverineinnc says: Oct 4, 2016 9:20 AM

    Someone who wears his hair like Blondie does is craving attention. “Look at me, everyone… see how pretty I am! I’m just sooo special!” Other great receivers don’t have to look silly to get attention… their performance on the field garners them the RIGHT kind of attention. Watch AJ Green or Larry Fitzgerald to see how a truly GREAT WR performs and behaves. Get open, catch everything, score TDs, and don’t hot dog it. I also don’t ever remember either of those guys getting into a fight with a practice kicking device. LOL at that one. Typical of this clown…. Eli’s right.

  81. intrafinesse says: Oct 4, 2016 9:24 AM

    Don’t kid yourselves, OBJ still has the talent.
    But he’s psyching himself out, taking his mind of playing and onto hitting the DBs.

    The penalty was BS as it looked like a late hit out of bounds, but Eli is right, he’s now a target.
    The only way not to be a target is to not get riled up.
    This is pro sports.

  82. psousa1 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:24 AM

    wttoolman says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:16 AM

    Gloves is getting out-played by all the other WRs on the team, and the kicking net…..

    ———————————————————-

    Love this comment. If these guys didn’t wear the gloves they have today – it would be a completely different league.

  83. thepaleskins says: Oct 4, 2016 9:28 AM

    It all started when that pencil-necked geek Collinsworth called it The Greatest Catch of ALL TIME! OBJ the diva was born!

  84. seattlesue427 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:29 AM

    He makes one absolutely spectacular catch in his rookie year and it went straight to his head. He needs a huge serving of humble pie!

  85. junkmtb says: Oct 4, 2016 9:30 AM

    Beckham you need to look at Cam Newton to see the effects of his antics in the past/present and the reasons why he’s sitting in concussion protocol right now not getting a flag of protection from the refs!!! Tone it down!!

  86. bradygirl12 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:31 AM

    Beckham says that football is a “man’s game”. Well then, he should probably act like a man and stop letting people rent space in his head. He is wasting his God-given abilities by getting out of control in every game.

  87. jm91rs says: Oct 4, 2016 9:42 AM

    Heard it on the radio this morning and it really felt right, Beckham is TO. Not yet a locker room cancer, but I worry that it’s coming.

  88. steves11 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:43 AM

    Beckham should watch tape of Calvin Johnson if he needs an example of how you can be a great player and a mature person at the same time. Too many of these divas think that it’s all about them.

  89. jtainter23 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:46 AM

    Again the 2nd so called late hit was actually Beckham initiating contact. The first one I can maybe give you..it was close to the sidelines…a guy who doesn’t whine like a Fitzgerald probably gets that call…the refs know who #13 is…reputation counts…like it or not.

  90. med515 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:46 AM

    Eli is right. It’s the truth pure and simple. Defenses have caught on that Odell can be had and now the refs have joined the party.

    Why are some fans upset at Eli? People complain that he’s not a leader. Nothing could be further from the truth. This comment is dead on the money and it’s a clear message to his teammate. Cut it out. Now. And take some responsibility for your own actions.

    It seems every week, a different teammate is trying to talk Odell off the ledge. This week it was Bobby Hart. Enough already.

  91. alexjrado says: Oct 4, 2016 9:50 AM

    Eli has 2 rings, says nothing, keeps quiet, makes tons of mistakes, but gets back up, and goes to work. His advice is very sound.

  92. med515 says: Oct 4, 2016 9:50 AM

    heat1up says:
    Oct 4, 2016 6:31 AM
    It’s amazing how other teams get the ball to their number 1 receiver. Over and over again. Yet Eli can’t seem to find his 3 number 1 receivers. The damn running back was the leading receiver with 72 yards last night. That’s a problem. And I thought Coughlin leaving would make things better. How wrong I was. Mcadoo have not a clue how to win.

    —————————————————————————–

    Well, you do realize that Odell and Cruz had the dropsies again, right? Odell has dropped a lot of balls and sure touchdown passes. It’s funny the selective memory some fans have.

  93. sportoficionado says: Oct 4, 2016 9:59 AM

    blame shifting to dallas? typical, nah giants this is your dumpster fire. aging qb unable to connect with younger talent, macadoo has no discerning skills and is not a leader.it is going to be a marvelous time watching this meltdown.

  94. thirdand43 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:01 AM

    It’s always interesting to watch as people willfully destroy their own careers. OBJ should guard his career and his brand with his life but he is beginning to unravel. And everyone can see it but him.

  95. thebirdofprey says: Oct 4, 2016 10:03 AM

    Odell doesn’t like to be hit. He wasn’t all the praise and glory for being an NFL player but loses it when he is hit or challenged on the field.

    I think it was in his rookie year where Washington players said its like “he expects them to let him catch the ball”. After the infamous game against Carolina I came out of that thinking he was soft.

  96. drocity says: Oct 4, 2016 10:04 AM

    Heard on the radio that the coaches said it was on them to keep OBJ in check. So stupid. He is a grown man and supposedly a professional. It is on HIM to keep himself in check. Eli is right on the money (as much as it pains me to say it, as a Pats fan).

  97. madhattter416 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:09 AM

    While I agree with Eli’s point of view, you never call your teammates out in public. Keep it in the locker room. Same with OBJ, just keep your trap shut and keep in house. All this drama makes it worse.

  98. patslaya says: Oct 4, 2016 10:15 AM

    I find it kind of funny that so many people say the he makes one good catch and everyone thinks he’s great. Talk about idiotic comments. He’s had several great catches and has better numbers to start his career than any other WR ever. A lot of haters in here flapping their gums…

    Is he a PITA Diva? Yes, but let’s give credit where credit is due. The guy can play the game when his head is in the game and if he can get that under control he has the potential to be one of the best over.

    All that being said I’m not so sure he can control himself.

  99. anarchopurplism says: Oct 4, 2016 10:27 AM

    The unsportsmanlike call looked debatable on TV, but then again, I didn’t hear any audio of the exchange. Rhodes hit was in the field of play.

    The next hit out of bounds was initiated by ODB, so he was lucky he did not get tossed after that. ODB also got away with a massive push-off.

    The funny thing is that ODB clearly sits on the sidelines trying to get all zen, but you know he is practically hyper-ventilating & pouting to himself. My 5 year old does that if he is raging mad. Grow up dude.

    ODB is a great athlete, but he is not professional.

  100. junkmagnet2013 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:30 AM

    Oh look! It’s another prima donna receiver. OMG! I am shocked!

    Shut your trap and do your job Odell. It ain’t rocket science.

  101. djvh2 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:33 AM

    Rhodes hit was definitely OB. I feel Beckham had a right to complain about that. The next one was initiated by ODB and was out of bounds, he probably should’ve got his 2nd PF on that one.

    The Vikings are playing like Seattle was a few years ago, with mostly good aggressive defense, mixed with a few late hard hits and some bumping and grabbing beyond 5 yards. Might as well do it if they aren’t going to call it.

  102. jvw1982 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:35 AM

    He’s a young kid who plays with a lot of emotion just like every other player, his problem is he doesn’t know how to control it plus what he did in that game with the Panthers last yr and got a way with, can never happen again, thats why the scrutiny from the officials….kid just needs to play and leave all the talking to his opponent

  103. greenmtnboy31 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:35 AM

    anarchopurplism says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:27 AM

    The unsportsmanlike call looked debatable on TV, but then again, I didn’t hear any audio of the exchange. Rhodes hit was in the field of play.
    ***********

    That’s neat except the sideline is not in the field of play and the hit was most definitely on the sideline.

  104. bradygirl12 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:48 AM

    A real team player would take the constructive criticism and try his hardest to keep his emotions in check. The more he whines and acts like a baby on the field, the more he hurts the team. From the looks of things right now, the NFC may not be up in the air like last season. The Eagles, Boys and ‘Skins are no longer the pushovers they once were.

  105. bradygirl12 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:48 AM

    NFC East…

  106. sluggoseam says: Oct 4, 2016 10:52 AM

    The Refs are so focused on push their league mandated agenda of unsportsmanlike conduct they’re ignoring obvious penalties like late hits. It’s ridiculous.

  107. theonefin says: Oct 4, 2016 11:00 AM

    Imagine if Landry had a good team? I’d rather have Landry on my squad than pretty-boy Beckam.

    He keeps his mouth shut, never complains. Plays hard. Stays healthy.

  108. carloswlassiter says: Oct 4, 2016 11:01 AM

    The first hit on Beckham out of bounds could have been called.

    The he bumped the ref and should have been tossed.

    Then he committed blatant PI which wasn’t called, followed by the second hit out of bounds which was initiated by him after he had stepped out to end the play. Should have been called against him.

    I think he’s lucky he wasn’t tossed or at the least flagged twice more.

  109. easyeddie says: Oct 4, 2016 11:09 AM

    skins99:
    “A petulant little fairy is what he is”

    Would you say that to his face, big man?

  110. todoubled says: Oct 4, 2016 11:09 AM

    Dez and Odell are cry baby divas that cause more harm than good to their teams. Guys like Demariyus Thomas, Antonio Brown and AJ Green are humble, mature and are assets their respective teams.

  111. nookers says: Oct 4, 2016 11:11 AM

    Go Team Giants .. go Team OBJ!

  112. gammynomnom says: Oct 4, 2016 11:16 AM

    He can start by getting rid of that stupid hair.

  113. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 4, 2016 11:28 AM

    OBJ should endorse Pampers and “No tears” shampoo. He was beyond ordinary, what a disappointment.

  114. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Oct 4, 2016 11:43 AM

    I’m not a Giants fan. I’m a FOOTBALL FAN.

    I watched the game last night. And I’ve watched other NYG games. OBJ has an issue.
    Why he engages DB’s with the jawing and the physical contact after the play is beyond me. All he’s doing is providing extra motivation to his opponents. I think he has an anger issue on the field. Someone has to throttle that extra energy he has into productive plays. He’s a talent no doubt, but he needs to get his head into the game and forget about the extra curricular activities after the whistle blows. He’s becoming an officials target for flags.

  115. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2016 11:47 AM

    TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Oct 4, 2016 6:20 AM

    Hey Eli, why dont you shut up and stop throwing INTs every game.

    Its amazing to me how an alleged teammate can talk trash about another teammate. No successful team i was ever on did that.

    Why should Eli “shut up”? He’s the captain of the team. The offense runs through the QB, not the who merely catches the ball. OBJ’s immature diva and out of control actions hurt the team AS USUAL.

    Also, your freshman high school team is a lot different from higher levels of football such as the NFL or even junior varsity.

  116. bullcharger says: Oct 4, 2016 11:48 AM

    No matter what the talent level of a player is you should never pay a guy top dollar that can’t ignore the noise or at least not channel the noise to their advantage. ODB needs to change immediatey.

  117. kfoyo808 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:53 AM

    McAdoo does not look like a HC – at least, not on national tv when his team is getting its teeth kicked in. Might need to hand over the play calling on O to someone else.

    That, and shave the mustache. And take off the fanny pack. Looks like a less masculine version of Willie from ALF.

  118. buzzlightner says: Oct 4, 2016 11:54 AM

    see here is whats going to happen to him all season long. u can say rhodes hit him oob late.. but it was borderline. and if im a corner making millions in the nfl im gunna chance one of those two penalties to get under his skin

  119. cboys4life2014 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:56 AM

    So…..Beckham acts like this and for some reason Dez is the one everybody wants to bash? I bet the amount of stories written on Dez this week will still be greater.

  120. dadsource says: Oct 4, 2016 11:57 AM

    You mean they hit people in the NFL? NO WAY?!!!

  121. silverhat78 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:09 PM

    He’s outed his self as a thin skinned personality. Other teams will keep this formula up with him and shut him down. Not good for the Giants.

  122. demskinsbaby says: Oct 4, 2016 12:17 PM

    Mara doesn’t like this one bit!!

  123. buzzlightner says: Oct 4, 2016 12:26 PM

    uhhh im reading thru these comments and all i keep seeing is the refs didnt call the “late hit” on rhodes. it was on the border of the line coulda been called either way.. also ot wasnt really a hit he shoved him. then people say he was talking to the ref and not rhodes so how did he get taunting. well if u say something stupid to a ref they call taunting. then i see people saying he got git oob two consecutivw plays. i dunno if u were watching the same game but the next play went like this.. odell shoves rhodes about 8 yards down the field (opi) catches ball off the push off, does some fruity little spin move that gets hit nowhere but oob.. curves back into the field of play drops his helmet and lays into rhodes (no call again twice on one play) but u know the refs were playing against the giants

  124. billmiller1991 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:45 PM

    There was a story a few days ago about tv viewership declining. Guys like this make me less likely to watch games that don’t involve my team. I just don’t like watching adolescent, narcissistic nancies scream because the world isn’t bending for them and their wants. So often it’s wide receivers… there’s a pretty strong pattern of me-first players at the WR postion…. this guy, Keyshawn (Mr. Gimme the Damn Ball), Michael Irvin, Terrell Owens, Dez Bryant, Deshawn Jackson, Randy Moss, Brandon Marshall, the list goes on and on. For whatever reason, you just don’t see it as much at RB, TE, even QBs. The closest you get would be DBs… which are the defense’s version of WR. The level of immaturity and just rank self-servitude is so overwhelming that, frankly, I’d rather read or watch a quality tv show than get worked up by witnessing this kind of behavior. It’s beyond football. I think Lena Dunham, despite falling over herself to apologize, was on to something with this guy.

  125. 49tinakane says: Oct 4, 2016 12:51 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Oct 4, 2016 7:54 AM

    Eli’s right but if you go back and look at the tape, they hit him out of bounds on the penalty play and then for good measure, hit him while he was out of bounds again about two plays later. How the Vikings got away with that should be a question that the League looks at because it seems that its too one sided, throw a flag on Beckham when he complains, yet open season on him when he’s out of bounds.
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    Packers Troll Crying on a Giants Vikings thread………Priceless. BTW did you guys even watch the game last nite? those of you saying OBJ was hit out of bounds twice? ahh OBJ ran out of bounds the 2nd time and caused the contact as Rhodes was 2 feet away from and was just about stopped when OJB stepped out of bounds then ran over and lowered his shoulder into Beckham….Go watch it again folks….

  126. larryjames836 says: Oct 4, 2016 1:03 PM

    The best team for young players like Odell Beckham is the New Orleans Saints, they have coaches that understands young players. So think about Odell Beckham and give Sean Payton a call.

  127. montango says: Oct 4, 2016 1:48 PM

    I love it, when he cries

  128. nflcommissioner says: Oct 4, 2016 2:00 PM

    Beckham makes Steve Smith look classy.

  129. channer81 says: Oct 4, 2016 2:09 PM

    jddirtybird21 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 7:10 AM

    Brown, Julio, Hopkins, Green, all > Beckham

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    BTW none of those WR’s were in either championship game last year either..

  130. carpalboss says: Oct 4, 2016 2:43 PM

    Smile Odell…..It’s Nacho Tuesday.

  131. gcsuk says: Oct 4, 2016 2:47 PM

    TheBrownswillstinkagain says:
    Oct 4, 2016 6:20 AM
    Hey Eli, why dont you shut up and stop throwing INTs every game.

    Wow is he a garbage QB, regardless of his SB rings. He has major diminishing skills.

    Its amazing to me how an alleged teammate can talk trash about another teammate. No successful team i was ever on did that.
    ——————————————————-

    Awwww, did someone start Eli or OBJ on his Fantasy Team, and they lost this weekend?

    And by the way, your Fantasy Team does not count as the “successful team” you were on.

  132. selldannysell says: Oct 4, 2016 2:59 PM

    Wide receivers: the NFL’s problem children.

  133. yyyass says: Oct 5, 2016 1:12 AM

    Sounds like Eli was trying to throw Beckham under the bus, but that attempt was also short.

  134. sgrvn329 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:29 AM

    The problem is not OBJ it’s Eli! Eli is the worst QB in the NFC East! I have never seen a QB throw so many footballs into the ground even on free plays. Giants need a QB! Eli is done!

  135. expertatnfl says: Oct 5, 2016 10:58 AM

    Beckham’s antics have received significant coverage by the media. That does not mean that he plays significantly differently than other players. Sure, many players do not lose their cool like Beckham, but there are many that do. So singling out Beckham is biased. If the league is going to hammer down on players like this then to remain unbiased they need to track each and every player in the league with transparency.

    But as I continue to point out, the league is attempting to thrive on league and media proclaimed protagonists and antagonists. The NFL becomes more and more like the WWE every day.

  136. whathaveyou55 says: Oct 5, 2016 2:11 PM

    “Dez and Odell are cry baby divas that cause more harm than good to their teams. Guys like Demariyus Thomas, Antonio Brown and AJ Green are humble, mature and are assets their respective teams.”

    Even Dez shows signs of “getting it” lately. He plays hard when he can play. It pains me to say that, considering the team he plays for.

    Even though I’m a Steelers fan, dating back to the awfulness that was the 1960s, I appreciate the way A.J. Green of the “Mighty Bengals” plays. Even when he scores a touchdown, he lives up to the old Paul Brown mantra, “Act like you’ve been there before.” Total pro. He knows that if the team wins, he’ll get his due.

  137. whodey83 says: Oct 6, 2016 8:17 AM

    I love that the picture for this article is the two long-sleeve jersey wearing QBs of the league. Looks like they wearin’ Daddy’s jerseys.

  138. whodey83 says: Oct 6, 2016 8:19 AM

    Even though I’m a Steelers fan, dating back to the awfulness that was the 1960s, I appreciate the way A.J. Green of the “Mighty Bengals” plays. Even when he scores a touchdown, he lives up to the old Paul Brown mantra, “Act like you’ve been there before.” Total pro. He knows that if the team wins, he’ll get his due.

    Dare I say, that’s the most rational thing a Steelers fan has…ever?…said. Thanks, good luck this year.

  139. askierslife says: Oct 7, 2016 3:58 PM

    Should be banned from the league for life

  140. lennon1958 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:37 AM

    I’m ashamed he graduated from LSU.

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