Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham injury: “This is why I hate preseason”

AP

Giants receiver Odell Beckham appeared to avoid serious injury when he took a hit against the Browns on Monday night, but Beckham’s friend and college teammate wasn’t happy to see him take any injury at all.

Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry, who played alongside Beckham at LSU, wrote on Twitter that he wasn’t pleased with seeing his buddy get hurt in a meaningless exhibition.

“This is why I hate preseason Bulls–t,” Landry wrote on Twitter after Beckham was hurt.

Landry’s complaint is a common one across the NFL, as players wonder why they’re risking their bodies in games that don’t matter. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is speaking out in favor of reducing the preseason, and he’ll likely have the support of players like Landry in that — at least if the league can find a way to shorten the preseason without doing something else the players oppose, such as lengthening the regular season. That’s a big “if.”

51 responses to “Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham injury: “This is why I hate preseason”

  1. I guarantee if they shorten the preseason they add an extra game to the regular season. Too much money in tickets and Vegas for that to happen.

  2. Landry’s complaint is a common one across the NFL, as players wonder why they’re risking their bodies in games that don’t matter.
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    Because its your job. Doesn’t that matter anymore? Practice doesn’t matter either. Should you stop doing that too?

  3. Not why I hate the preseason. 5 weeks of garbage. Regular season prices. Usually late at night during the week. And the sinking feeling I have in my tummy that I’m in for another crap year with my team and I’m just watching an exhibition.

  4. Reducing pre-season is pointless if you increase regular season. Superbowl’s already in 1st week of February.

  5. The preseason is needed. Landry knows this. Talent needs to be evaluated. Systems need to be put in place and players (especially young players) need the reps in game situations.

    Early season injuries are already at an all time high the last couple of years because players wanted easier and fewer contact practices in the last CBA. While it may be nice to cruise through training camp, the players bodies are less prepared for the punishment of the regular season.

    Preseason injuries are low hanging fruit for the short sighted without looking at the benefits.

  6. It wasn’t a dirty hit, the db’s feet slipped if you watch closely. Mean while the Drama Queen returns, overact much because the camera is on you Beckham????

  7. Your coach doesn’t have to play you in preseason. And you could just as easily be injured in the first play of the first game and be out for the year. It’s a violent sport.

  8. clean hit jarvis, a half second earlier and beckhams feet dont even touch the ground and he probably doesnt end up injured. If the NFL didn’t change all the rules to mess with hitting, what the hell a catch is/isnt, and who is defenseless/isnt you wouldnt have these types of hits.

  9. Most of us hate preseason. The games are meaningless, players get hurt, and the greedy owners charge full prices for these lousy exhibition games featuring mostly second and third stringers. You’re alienating your paying public, NFL. Wise up and shorten the preseason before you hit the saturation point and start to lose revenue. Right now you’re making big money, but it won’t always be that way if you keep treating everyone poorly. Think about it.

  10. Whilst the games themselves are totally meaningless, the preparation for the season ahead isn’t, and if you weren’t playing physical preseasoners you’d instead be doing necessary game-level physical practices to get conditioned for actual games – and just as likely to get hurt.

  11. ‘ — at least if the league can find a way to shorten the preseason without doing something else the players oppose, such as lengthening the regular season. That’s a big “if.”’
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    That is a non existent “if.” There is simply no way they are going to wave goodbye to that revenue unless they can turn into more revenue, ie another regular season game. For now the league’s broadcast partners are the ones feeling the impact of lower ratings because rights fees were negotiated before last year’s ratings drop. Providing another regular season game helps mitigate any future drop in weekly viewing by adding at least one and more likely 2 (a game & a bye) weeks to the regular season.

  12. Coaches need it though to evaluate.. Most teams have about 40 guys locked – and if the team isn’t very good, or has a new coaching staff, it may not even be that high. I suppose I wouldn’t mind seeing it reduced to 3, but I still would not be in favor of an 18 game season. It is great the way it is with 16. Increasing it by 2 reg season games doesn’t do anything for the final result. 18 will keep it interesting for the same 5/6 teams that are fighting for a final playoff spot – everyone else (those who are already locked in for a playoff spot) are either risking injury or tanking for the draft – once eliminated from contention, they’ll say they’re using the final games to “evaluate some guys”.

    I do think they should increase playoffs to 7 teams from each conference though, instead of 6, and only give a bye to the 1 seeds. IMO

  13. It’s easy to hate the preseason when your job is guaranteed. Maybe if they brought back NFL Europe, or something similar, they could eliminate the games. But these games are the only shot that 40 guys on each team will ever get. Those rosters are going to be slashed in 2 weeks, and they only have 4 games and 2 months of practices to make an impact.

    That, and the Giants starting offense looked like it could use a few games to warm-up before the games actually count…

  14. More stupidity coming form the mouth of a former LSU player. One day when his career is winding down he may be glad to have the preseason for a chance to compete for his job.

  15. I can see the player’s point of view, some of these injuries linger long after they playing days are over, but I wonder how many of them would be willing to give up the game checks they get for preseason games. I assume they aren’t playing them for free.

  16. Players blame pre season but they need to understand this is football, everytime you suit up and take that field, there is a possibility you will get hurt or injured. Point, blank, period!!!

  17. I can see the player’s point of view, some of these injuries linger long after their playing days are over, but I wonder how many of them would be willing to give up the game checks they get for preseason games. I assume they aren’t playing them for free.

  18. I remember when the preseason was 6 games and the regular season was 14 games. It was almost half a season’s worth of preseason games. Talk about torture. It seemed like the season would never start.

  19. What a whiny, crybaby diva OBJ is. I would be cringing beyond belief if this one trick pony was on the Pats.

    And, he’s going to want 12 mil per or maybe even worse.

    They should have traded him off for a high 2nd rder and moved on with Shepherd and some other prospects.

    His faux injury and drama queen antics down the runway was pathetic.

  20. Saints went to that variable pricing last season, the mid week home game is 37% the average full price. Some teams get it.

    Oh and the Saints/NE week two game is appropriately priced at 1.5 times the average game price.

  21. mojoturk says:
    August 22, 2017 at 8:38 am
    It wasn’t a dirty hit, the db’s feet slipped if you watch closely. Mean while the Drama Queen returns, overact much because the camera is on you Beckham????

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    Any shot at the head or knees is dirty and unnecessary. Some of these guys have no idea about tackling fundamentals.

    He should have looked at his target and wrapped up at the waist or ankles. NOt hard.

    That said, Beckham was not injured and his drama queen antics are embarrassing. He’ll never win anything because he likes the camera way too much. The selfishness between he and Marshall this year, will sink the Giants.

  22. Landry would be the one to point this out. Freakin’ hypocrite. Remember he’s the one with the cheap shot on Aaron Williams that basically ended his career.

  23. I hate the preseason as well. The Patriots charge less for preseason games which helps create a valid market for face value resale. I’ve had tickets since the 70’s but haven’t gone to a preseason game since the 90’s.

  24. Goodell needs to send someone from the league office in undercover to watch Browns practices and get a look at old friend, Gregg Williams.

    Never liked this guy and he’s been preaching dirty hits for over a decade in the NFL.

    Every team he ends up on after being an outright failure as a DC every year, all of his defenses have the same staples:

    1. Dirty
    2. Immature and mouthy
    3. Lack discipline and versatility

    And you wonder why teams continue to fail in the salary cap era? Teams are lazy in finding new, good coaching talent and just rely on a name that isn’t even that good.

  25. kev86 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 9:59 am
    that was a legal CHEAP SHOT

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    LOL

    Chalk another one up to the nonsensical world of ROger Goodell. It’s legal to go at someone’s knees to ruin their career, but it’s not legal to go at someone’s head to ruin their career.

    To me, this is a code of respect thing similar to what you see in hockey or even baseball with sliding into the bag or even plunking someone for effect. There is a way to do something within reason.

    Head and knees are off limits. And, I have had enough of the excuse of “he can’t hit him in the head, where is he suppoed to hit him?” crap.

    How about the chest, thighs, wrap up or ankles to take his feet out as a last resort?

    Half the problem is these kids coming into the league, don’t have proper fundamentals from high school or college.

  26. pastabelly says:
    August 22, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Blame the coach for playing him. Starters shouldn’t be playing more than a few series all preseason.

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    Makes no sense. Every player is different. Some need reps and some need less/or very little at all.

    A dirty hit is a dirty hit.

  27. This cracks me up. You’re going to play 16 games and try to come out healthy, but suddenly playing a few drives extra in the preseason is too much of a risk?

  28. Shortening the preseason is a bad idea, these guys need the conditioning and time to evaluate young and older talent. That being said, if they do anything shorten the preseason and add to the regular season. At least then maybe some teams wouldn’t be down 4 or 5 weeks into the season with only 16 meaningful games. That’s the good thing with baseball, it’s quite a while before anyone is declared “done”.

    Frankly I’m tired of the money and diva’s. Won’t be long before someone starts trying to advocate 2 hand touch or wearing flags. God help us if Florio agrees with that, we’ll get 30 articles a day trying to ram it through.

  29. It’s frustrating whenever a guy gets injured, so I understand where Landry is coming from. But, guys can get hurt working out. Guys get hurt doing anything physical. You’ll never avoid a player missing a game or two, even if they completely did away with pre-season. Guys like Landry and Beckham don’t really need the pre-season, so that’s really on their coaches if one of those guys get hurt. What are they trying to evaluate? Brady missed four games last year and still won the super bowl. I understand evaluating the fringe players, and players who are competing for jobs and positions on the depth chart, but these pro bowl guys don’t need it. If a player isn’t prepared for the season when he shows up for camp, you have the wrong player.

  30. Preseason is what allows coaches the visibility they need to make decisions on who to keep and who to cut. Without it, all you’d have to go off of is practice. Would you (do you?) hate practice if and when someone got injured during that? Preseason can make or break someone’s shot at a career.

  31. So it’s better to be injured during the regular season? Good grief. This has nothing to do with “pre season” and everything to do with the sport. It is violent. People get hurt. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t play. It’s that simple.

  32. philgrek says:
    August 22, 2017 at 11:07 am
    This cracks me up. You’re going to play 16 games and try to come out healthy, but suddenly playing a few drives extra in the preseason is too much of a risk?

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    Excactly. If you’re afraid to play or play hesitant, that is when you get hurt.

    Wouldn’t it be easier if more players just didn’t dole out cheap shots?

  33. dirtdawg1964 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 11:28 am
    So it’s better to be injured during the regular season? Good grief. This has nothing to do with “pre season” and everything to do with the sport. It is violent. People get hurt. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t play. It’s that simple.

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    Or, don’t be a jerk and play dirty, possibly ruining someone’s career and livelihood.

  34. tylawspick6 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 10:05 am
    kev86 says:
    August 22, 2017 at 9:59 am
    that was a legal CHEAP SHOT

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    LOL

    Chalk another one up to the nonsensical world of ROger Goodell. It’s legal to go at someone’s knees to ruin their career, but it’s not legal to go at someone’s head to ruin their career.

    To me, this is a code of respect thing similar to what you see in hockey or even baseball with sliding into the bag or even plunking someone for effect. There is a way to do something within reason.

    Head and knees are off limits. And, I have had enough of the excuse of “he can’t hit him in the head, where is he suppoed to hit him?” crap.

    How about the chest, thighs, wrap up or ankles to take his feet out as a last resort?

    Half the problem is these kids coming into the league, don’t have proper fundamentals from high school or college.
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    I didn’t think I would EVER agree with a tylawspick6 post, but there is a first time for everything.

    My problem with it is people saying “How is he SUPPOSED to tackle him?” That’s right, TACKLE HIM! Not once does he raise his arms or even attempt to fake a tackle. He simply dives at the legs. If he had tried to wrap up the legs, no issue. But don’t try to sell me he was trying to tackle him.

    And for everyone who is screaming that “Oh, it’s the diva receiver! It’s always the Giants!”, remember. They changed the rule for hitting a QB low, and it WASN’T for Eli Manning!

  35. “as players wonder why they’re risking their bodies in games that don’t matter”

    I love football, but it’s fundamentally a game that doesn’t matter where players are always risking their bodies, be it practice, pre-season, post-season, whatever. If you don’t want to do that, there are tons of other professions or sports to go into with much lower injury risk. You could equally ask why a team doesn’t stop playing in the regular season once they have no way of making the playoffs? The final games of the season don’t matter to them and the players are risking their bodies by playing against teams that may be trying for a Wild Card. Generally much rougher football than pre-season.

  36. I didn’t see the play, but it doesn’t really matter. It could have happened in the first practice or the first regular season game. Injuries are part of the game and always will be. Jordan Matthews was injured in the first 10 minutes of his first practice after his trade to Buffalo. Maybe if the players hadn’t insisted on such a light training camp schedule they might be more prepared to play. As much as I don’t like the meaningless preseason games they are No1. necessary to evaluate player and get them some meaningful reps. and No 2 without them the first couple of “real” games would be crap.

  37. The guy was about to light him up in the midsection but he lost his footing and slipped causing him to go low. That’s just football for you

  38. Landry acts like he is, “The Bomb” on good team, or something!

    Dude, you are a mediocre player, on the Dolphins! You need all of the practice you can get!

  39. Does Landry care that he ended Aaron William career? I guess it’s okay to do that since it was a regular season game. What a world Landry lives in. Him and Kyrie Irving must love some kind of Kool aid.

  40. whine whine.. its part of the job.. that’s why I hate you whiners. happy to take the money and freebies but earning it is something else

  41. It’s the 2nd preseason game. What do these guys want? Don’t play in the preseason then, take your chances being rusty for the regular season. This is a dumb complaint.

  42. Anyone claiming players need preseason are idiots!! Does college football have preseason? How about high school? No!!! There’s enough time to evaluate guys through OTA’s and training camp practices.. preseason games determines maybe 3-4 roster spots at most… it’s a money grab by the NFL yet players play in silly games for $1500/wk… Guys are making around minimum wage during the preseason while the NFL charges full price!!

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