Odell Beckham Jr. bites the hand that protects him
Welcome to the latest chapter of 'As the Beckham Turns'. In today's episode Odell Beckham Jr. turns on the coach who's been protecting him all season. You may remember when Ben McAdoo was asked about Beckham's leg lifting antics in the post game press conference after the Eagles loss responded "next question."
The next day when asked again replied "We should be talking about the way he played, he made some great plays in the ballgame, some tremendous plays, some game-changing plays,’’ McAdoo said on a conference call. “I’d rather be talking about that than a celebration penalty. I mean, it’s real simple. I don’t want to kick off from the 20-yard line, it doesn’t help our team. It makes it tough on the players who are covering kicks."
Thursday, Beckham thanked his coach by throwing him under the playbook saying he was told by Tampa Bay defensive back Vernon Hargreaves that the Bucs knew a lot of what they were doing. McAdoo must love that. God forbid Beckham would privately approach the struggling head coach with the information.
If Beckham wants to be paid like the greatest players of all time, then he should start acting like one. It's more than talent which he already has plenty of. Could you see Tom Brady whom many already say is the GOAT throwing Bill Bellichick under the bus? To this day, as Michael Holley, who wrote the book "Bellichick and Brady," told me Brady refers to his coach as "Coach Bellichick"
Another great head coach, Vince Lombardi, while talking about how his Packers were going to approach the Giants in the 1962 championship game, was asked if he was worried that the Giants may find out his game plan. He replied that he would give them the game plan and they would still beat them. The Packers beat the Giants in both the 1961 and 1962 championship games.
It's obvious that the Giants cannot keep Beckham under control. They do what they can to protect him from the media antic after antic. Now it's going to be interesting to see what they do to protect themselves from him.
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