Apparently the New York Giants head coach is not a fan of Odell Beckham Jr.’s self-deprecating humor.
“We need to keep our focus on the ballgame,” Ben McAdoo said to the media via Newsday’s Bob Glauber. “We, as a team, need to focus on the ballgame.”
McAdoo was upset with Beckham’s penalty after scoring the game-winning touchdown. He took his helmet off in the end zone and got called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. That turned the extra point into a 48-yard attempt.
“He came up to me right after,” McAdoo told the media. “We had a discussion about it. Can’t have it. He knows that. He went out and wanted to fire up the kickoff coverage and the defense. He knows we can’t have it.”
Eli Manning went on WFAN and also said he was not happy the penalty, but said that Beckham was excellent.
“I think with a win, you can ignore it a little bit easier. Let the coach handle,” Manning said on WFAN via Glauber. “We have to be careful about getting penalties late in a game and putting our defense in a bind. But he made plays. It’s one of those deals where, hey, you can get real sick of it if he’s not making plays, but when he has a couple of huge catches and 200 yards and a game-winning touchdown, you want him to be a little smarter, but you accept it a little easier.”
To be specific, Beckham caught 8 passes for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-23 win against the Baltimore Ravens.