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Eli “can get real sick of” Beckham antics, except when he’s making plays

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Eli Manning #10 and Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants stand on the sidelines during their preseason game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on September 1, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Getty Images

Eli Manning, in case you haven’t noticed, isn’t the most demonstrative guy.

But the Giants quarterback admitted that while he might not be the biggest fan of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s antics, he’s a lot more forgiving when it comes with the kinds of plays he makes.

The day after Beckham caught a game-winning touchdown against the Ravens (and was then penalized for pulling off his helmet), Manning said in an interview on WFAN that he was willing to overlook certain things.

“I think with the win you can ignore it a little bit easier,’’ Manning said, via the New York Post. “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.’’

“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. 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.’’

The fact the penalty came after Beckham had eight catches for 222 yards and the game-winner against the Ravens does make it easier to overlook, but it’s clear the Giants remain concerned about his behavior, even as Beckham is courting his true love the kicking net.

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68 Responses to “Eli “can get real sick of” Beckham antics, except when he’s making plays”
  1. bert1913 says: Oct 18, 2016 6:19 AM

    eli is not a good leader

  2. blynch67 says: Oct 18, 2016 6:45 AM

    That OBJ, Jr. fellow is a little bit nuts.

  3. lastnameiswilson says: Oct 18, 2016 7:16 AM

    Eli, you have a dip in your mouth?

  4. nfl fan says: Oct 18, 2016 7:17 AM

    No news here despite your attempt.

  5. jayhawk6 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:17 AM

    Eli can complain all he wants to about Beckham’s antics, but, since the rest of us had to sit through his brother’s seemingly endless strutting and fretting behind his line men before the snap of the ball, it sounds a bit too much self serving.

  6. asparatame says: Oct 18, 2016 7:20 AM

    I figure if a somewhat calculating person like Eli says public things consecutive weeks in a row, it bothers him far more than he lets on. His comments are clearly passive aggressive.

    Keep going Beckham. That wedge you are driving in that team looks good from Dallas.

  7. bmacwillconn says: Oct 18, 2016 7:21 AM

    If Beckham could stop acting like a psycho, he could be the face of the organization. He’s very likeable, has a great work ethic and is a really decent guy.

    That is until the whistle blows and the game begins.

  8. camcameronsucks says: Oct 18, 2016 7:30 AM

    That’s because ODB is a modern day diva who only cares about himself.

    He’s more concerned about his image than his teams success. He doesn’t care about penalizing his team (with a 3 point lead and 2 minutes to go) by taking off his helmet and acting like a child.

    Act like you’ve been there before dude. I’m sure his “supporters” will come out but how many of you would like his childlike act if he weren’t on your team…

  9. chieftaindawg says: Oct 18, 2016 7:33 AM

    Looks like Eli should spend some XP on Beckham for the High Motor to get him to play hard on every down.

  10. liberalmel says: Oct 18, 2016 7:40 AM

    Shut up, Eli. You’re the luckiest man in the world. Without David Tyree, Mario Manningham, and Odell you would be watching Direct TV with Peyton on Sundays and starring alongside with him in those stupid, horrible, Nationwide commericals.

    Almost as bad as the ones where the girl talks about her terrible car “Brad.” You all know what I’m talking about.

  11. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Oct 18, 2016 7:45 AM

    was not a penalty. helmet came off well outside the field of play and he did not go back on the field.
    bogus call

  12. groleo45 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:51 AM

    Really odd how the coach and QB continue to publicly chastise and alienate their best player. Odds on OBJ getting out of NY ASAP?

  13. richc111 says: Oct 18, 2016 8:04 AM

    I get it winning cures a lot of problems. It always have. Even cures having to put up with those egocentric look at me players that insist on making it about themselves. The problem is when you are 3-3 that means it is a 50-50 chance that you will be sick or not. Quick the egocentric players on the top 10 teams in the league. Name them!

  14. goonavybeatarmy says: Oct 18, 2016 8:11 AM

    Beckham has been a mediocre player for the majority of the season. He had a big game Sunday because the Ravens secondary is brutally bad. And then he again revealed what a clown he is with his sideshow, selfish and tribal ways.

  15. skins99 says: Oct 18, 2016 8:14 AM

    His whole look at me act is becoming unacceptable. The thing with the net was so lame it is beyond words. This coming from a guy with Beckham on a fantasy team. The guys is a closet fairy and I can’t wait til he gets caught

  16. mikea311 says: Oct 18, 2016 8:18 AM

    Beckham is corny, but the guy can flat out play football.

  17. georgeremus says: Oct 18, 2016 8:23 AM

    Who isn’t sick of it??……

  18. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 18, 2016 8:24 AM

    The corrupt media Eli would never say them words !!!

  19. jag1959 says: Oct 18, 2016 8:27 AM

    jag1959 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:59 AM
    Giants fans feel exactly the same way, sometimes I am sick of the fact that I am cheering for that man-child even while he is making plays. There’s just too much Cowboy and not enough Giant about Beckham.

  20. skinstowin says: Oct 18, 2016 8:38 AM

    Just give this lime lighting, show boater time. He’s rapidly turning his career into what a certain #81 on s.f., cowboys, eagles did. Showboat, Tempertantrums, me me attitude, gets cameras to follow him around for attention… I give him 5 more yrs Max till his flame and welcome burns out. Within 2, nyg will put him up to highest bidder.

    You’re wearing out your welcome , obj. Fans,players, other teams. Stocks peaked and your classless selfish attitude is gonna nosedive that stock soon.

  21. chippys lost binky says: Oct 18, 2016 8:41 AM

    That a guy like Eli who normally avoids saying anything of substance to the piranhas that make up the NY media and has survived as well as he has there for so long has now spoken out for the second time publicly on this speaks volumes to what must have already failed in private.

  22. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 18, 2016 8:43 AM

    My Patriots in no way would tolerate OBJ, we’re about class.

  23. shogunassasin30 says: Oct 18, 2016 8:48 AM

    Odell Beckham and his thing with the kicking net 2-3 weeks in a row. I dunno, the guy is an annoying weirdo. He can play for sure, but I swear it seems like the guy should be medicated. Proposing to kicking net? Lol ummm ok, the crying on the sidelines. What a spaz

  24. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 18, 2016 8:50 AM

    Shut up, Eli. You’re the luckiest man in the world. Without David Tyree, Mario Manningham, and Odell you would be watching Direct TV with Peyton on Sundays and starring alongside with him in those stupid, horrible, Nationwide commericals.
    ——————————————-

    huh? why would Nationwide hire a nobody?

  25. abninf says: Oct 18, 2016 8:56 AM

    liberalmel says:

    Shut up, Eli.
    ===================================

    He should shut up when he has a drama queen teammate who hurts his team with self serving penalties?

  26. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 18, 2016 8:56 AM

    As a Patriots fan I respect Eli for beating us twice in SB’s, that 18-1 season is a pain that will never go away.
    Eli is great no doubt.

  27. liberalmel says: Oct 18, 2016 9:09 AM

    New York Giants fans are the worst. They shine about him then cheer like there is no tomorrow when be single handedly won the game for them. Very typical of NYC people though. They are truly the worst , Fairweather fans on the planet. Entitled whiners!

  28. charger383 says: Oct 18, 2016 9:29 AM

    Beckham watched Chad Johnson too much when he was a kid

  29. newjerseygiants says: Oct 18, 2016 9:40 AM

    Beckham is no dummy. He wants the camera on him and its working. He’s something like the second most popular player in the league, the kids all like him, which is very important and he’s already made around $7 million in endorsements. And don’t for a minute think that hair is about style….its about getting noticed, and by the way, that strategy is its own little cash register.

  30. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 18, 2016 9:44 AM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    Oct 18, 2016 7:45 AM
    was not a penalty. helmet came off well outside the field of play and he did not go back on the field.
    bogus call
    =================================

    While I agree OBJ was just outside the endzone; He did make contact with the white border lines of the endzone; which are considered part of the field. Ticky-Tacky but still a penalty.

  31. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 18, 2016 9:56 AM

    One day, years from now, Beckham will be replaying the one handed catch he made against Brandon Carr for his grandchildren…

    Over, and over, and over….

  32. JSpicoli says: Oct 18, 2016 9:57 AM

    Wikileaks has an email from OBJ to himself. He’s in love.

  33. dtm1088 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:03 AM

    Eli not a leader? Wow. It is possible to lead by example. To show up every day to work for 13 years and never throw a teammate under the bus. Just because he doesn’t get in Beckham’s face doesn’t make him less of a leader. I highly doubt there is any issue in that locker room as to who the leader of this team is. I’m sure his 2 “lucky” super bowl mvp’s help a bit.

  34. shadywarrior says: Oct 18, 2016 10:06 AM

    Full disclosure, I’ve had many-a rage-out on football fields. So I kind of feel OBJ here. When it happened to me, I was in a blackout, and I’d just come to while I was either restrained by a bunch of coaches and teammates, or off at some far corner of the field by myself just literally roaring like a wild animal. Some might call that crazy, haha, but in all honesty, it was so organic and natural that I have a hard time finding fault, because you’re literally outside of your own mind at that point. It’s not about the team, it’s not about little kids watching, it’s about raw, uncontrollable anger. Nothing you can do about it even if you tried. Whether you want that on your team, that’s another discussion. But I always felt obligated to ball out and make as many plays as I could, because I knew that next explosive incident was one late hit or over-the-line-trash-talk away, so I’d better make myself valuable. That said, people are going way too hard on OBJ. Anger is a real thing, and depending on who you are, it may not be controllable, but that in no way makes you a bad guy in the other moments of your life.

  35. bigblue431 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:06 AM

    peytonwantsaflag says:
    Oct 18, 2016 8:50 AM

    Shut up, Eli. You’re the luckiest man in the world. Without David Tyree, Mario Manningham, and Odell you would be watching Direct TV with Peyton on Sundays and starring alongside with him in those stupid, horrible, Nationwide commericals.
    ——————————————-
    huh? why would Nationwide hire a nobody?
    ——————————

    Sure, without quality wide receivers, Eli wouldn’t be a multi-millionaire two-time SB MVP (last time I checked, that made him somebody).

    Duh – no kidding. Eli can’t throw the ball to himself. Name one superstar, SB MVP QB who had no quality WRs? Rogers & Nelson, Brady & Gronk/Moss/Welker, etc.

  36. todoubled says: Oct 18, 2016 10:17 AM

    Well as a fantasy owner of Sterling Shepard I can get real sick of Eli’s play. He isn’t the QB he once was.

  37. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 18, 2016 10:18 AM

    Frankly Eli, at this stage of the game, you should not be throwing any of your teammates under the bus. Keep it IN-HOUSE!!!! I would hope that Giant fans are missing Coughlin about now! I hope Coughlin is sitting somewhere, behind closed doors, chuckling to himself ………

  38. FlashPatterson says: Oct 18, 2016 10:19 AM

    Shut up, Eli. You’re the luckiest man in the world. Without David Tyree, Mario Manningham, and Odell you would be watching Direct TV with Peyton on Sundays and starring alongside with him in those stupid, horrible, Nationwide commericals.

    Almost as bad as the ones where the girl talks about her terrible car “Brad.” You all know what I’m talking about

    ————————
    Where would Eli be without those sure-fire hall of famers David Tyree and Mario Manningham?

  39. firesnyder says: Oct 18, 2016 10:27 AM

    I’m a Skins fan.. my take it that OBJ is just really *young*. Give him a few more years in the league… some more injuries, some more hard loss lows, some more adrenaline fueled wins. He will even out eventually. They all do. I remember Dez Bryant acting this way early in his career as well.

  40. donatocha33 says: Oct 18, 2016 10:30 AM

    I can imagine it can be tough playing with such a talented idiot.

  41. 8oneanddones says: Oct 18, 2016 10:34 AM

    Odell is similar to Jeremy Shockey. Remember in 2007 when Shockey got hurt and Eli played much better after that? Maybe there is something to that…

  42. frankstoeknife says: Oct 18, 2016 10:49 AM

    Biggest regret of Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, even go back to the 90’s with Herman Moore (or any of the super talented divas who destroy team chemistry for the good of their stat line)?

    Not winning a super bowl.

    How do you ensure you play on a team that won’t win a super bowl? Beckham is giving us the latest reminder.

  43. granadafan says: Oct 18, 2016 11:00 AM

    OBJ, in a few years, will quickly figure out that teammates, coaches, and teams won’t be so tolerant of his diva antics. Just ask Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, and Chad Johnson what it’s like to trying to find a job and the phone calls to GMs are never answered.

  44. 4sacroc says: Oct 18, 2016 11:01 AM

    Beckham will be out of the league before Eli.

  45. QB Film Room says: Oct 18, 2016 11:05 AM

    Being a good leader requires someone who likes to control and manipulate others, Eli is a good leader but he does it in his own way. Leadership is subjective

  46. richndc says: Oct 18, 2016 11:07 AM

    ugh..just hate it when Eli starts with the ‘vomit play’ talk.

  47. usmutts says: Oct 18, 2016 11:08 AM

    They need to trade him to the Jaguars where he will never get any media attention. It would be good for him. That look-at-me stuff would stop when he realizes there’s no one looking.

  48. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 18, 2016 11:10 AM

    The league could do itself a big favor by not testing for marijuana any longer, and maybe handing Beckham a huge baggie full, some rolling papers, and a lighter. That should mellow him out. Then the same crowd who hates him for his antics now would hate him for being a mellow stoner. Haters gonna hate. Beckham knows, and that’s why he stays in their faces.

  49. onebuffalove716 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:16 AM

    Does this mean Eli is now back on the Beckham/kicking net marriage list?

  50. jerryyouradisgrace says: Oct 18, 2016 11:22 AM

    One of the biggest D bags in the league..R Sherman close behind

  51. bigblue431 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:23 AM

    4sacroc says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:01 AM

    Beckham will be out of the league before Eli.
    ————————-

    Oh give me a break. OBJ will be a multi-millionaire potential HOF if he keeps this rate up, with the Giants or ano team.

    People act like OBJ is the first star WR to be emotionally immature. Moss, TO, even Michael Irvin was a trash-talking pain in the butt.

    Even TO mellowed out….sort of. Everyone just take a deep breadth and R-E-L-A-X

  52. sfsugator says: Oct 18, 2016 11:25 AM

    OBJ kiss Eli’s 2 rings, remember super bowl rings, the thing you play for.

  53. 6250claimer says: Oct 18, 2016 11:28 AM

    OBJ could desperately use a transfusion of Larry Fitzgerald humility and class.

  54. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 18, 2016 11:33 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 18, 2016 8:43 AM

    My Patriots in no way would tolerate OBJ, we’re about class.

    **************************

    Like that TE Hernandez guy….

  55. 4th Down says: Oct 18, 2016 11:37 AM

    I am sick of hearing about Beckham. Act like a pro and just play the game.

  56. bigblue431 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    beerbudsnbevo says:
    Oct 18, 2016 11:33 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 18, 2016 8:43 AM

    My Patriots in no way would tolerate OBJ, we’re about class.

    **************************

    Like that TE Hernandez guy….

    **************************
    – Remember Randy Moss when he was young?
    – Like when Gronk parties half naked in a drunken stupor?
    – You mean like when Belicheck was improperly monitoring other teams?
    – You mean the “black unicorn” Bennet?

  57. timmmah10 says: Oct 18, 2016 12:08 PM

    There have been a ton of Odell Beckham’s in this league. I’m not sure why everyone is so enamored with this one (oh wait…. new york…).

    TO, Joe Horn, Brandon Marshall, Andre Rison, Steve Smith, Desean Jackson, Plaxico, Irvin, Moss, Chad Johnson, Keyshaun Johnson… the list goes on and on. For every straight laced Calvin Johnson there’s three divas wideouts to match.

    But notice the list, it’s a pretty strong list of talent…

    If you can play, teams will put up with pretty much anything.

    Not defending Beckham, dude does need to reign it in for the team’s sake, but this isn’t anything new for the NFL.

  58. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2016 12:16 PM

    Shut up, Eli. You’re the luckiest man in the world. Without David Tyree, Mario Manningham, and Odell you would be watching Direct TV with Peyton on Sundays and starring alongside with him in those stupid, horrible, Nationwide commericals.

    Almost as bad as the ones where the girl talks about her terrible car “Brad.” You all know what I’m talking about.

    —-

    Without those two amazing plays and perfect throws you made in the Super Bowl, you’d be nothing! What do you have besides those two Super Bowls and two Super Bowl MVP awards?? Nothing! If you weren’t an NFL QB you’d have nothing you’re so lucky!

  59. richc111 says: Oct 18, 2016 12:18 PM

    Interesting, most people don’t like him and the way he acts but the media keep making a case for how it NFL should let him do what he wants so they get ratings.

  60. anarchopurplism says: Oct 18, 2016 12:22 PM

    Shut up Eli…….GOSH!

  61. daramsman says: Oct 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    Old Dirty Bastard plays in the NFL?

  62. beernap says: Oct 18, 2016 1:01 PM

    Send OBJ down 95 to Philly. With our need at WR, these antics would be well received.

  63. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Oct 18, 2016 1:24 PM

    Issues aside OBJ is a damn good receiver who needs to learn to self control. In point of fact, OBJ didn’t do anything until Jimmy Smith went down late in the second quarter and he was getting frustrated up to that point. Smith doesn’t go down OBJ would have been shut down but Ravens have no depth.

  64. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Oct 18, 2016 1:37 PM

    Yo Cabbage Patch Doll in sure Beckham is sick of you throwing 2 to 3 picks a game too but you dont hear him ripping your lazy donkey

  65. chargerdillon says: Oct 18, 2016 1:38 PM

    OBJ is kind of like a less interesting Chad Johnson or Terrel Owens.

    He might be more talented than both of them put together but regardless of all his talent he is so mentally soft that despite all his talent is almost still a detriment.

    Homeboy needs to stop crying and get creative with his TD celebrations, not keep going back to the place where he embarrassed himself the most.

  66. tindeaux says: Oct 18, 2016 1:39 PM

    odell kardashian

  67. bigblue431 says: Oct 18, 2016 5:26 PM

    chargerdillon says:
    Oct 18, 2016 1:38 PM

    OBJ is kind of like a less interesting Chad Johnson or Terrel Owens.
    ——————–
    That’s actually pretty funny and true. As the great Terrel Owens said, “I love me some me!”

    OBJ will be fine. He’s clearly immature. He’s making fun of himself with the net thing but that joke’s now pounded into the ground.

    He’ll figure it out eventually, most do.

  68. buffalobraves says: Oct 18, 2016 8:13 PM

    MacAdoo should get OBJ under control – he’s a great talent, a franchise player, potentially a HOFer- but geez guys, it’s a mediocre team and he’s not leading them anywhere. I mean let’s be serious, the guy’s got a fetish with a kicking net!! Having seen TO, OBJ is another planet beyond! Sorry, truth.

    PS – Bob MacAdoo was way off the charts great as a BB.

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