Odell Beckham had another subpar effort Monday night, getting shut down by the Vikings and getting into another skirmish in New York’s loss to Minnesota. Beckham hasn’t scored in five games, and the book is out on him: Get under his skin like Josh Norman, and let him self-destruct.
“He has got to be aware. They’re looking for him, and he has got to play smart. We can’t afford to do anything. They’re going to call him, and he brought that on himself.”
“We can’t afford penalties that will hurt the team, especially ones that are avoidable.”
Last week Manning had to console a distraught Beckham on the sideline, and after the game said, “we just need everybody to stay calm. We don’t need to get rattled, we don’t need to get fired up.”
A week ago, his coach, Ben McAdoo, said “Emotionally on the sideline in between the series, he needs to do a better job … he needs to control his emotions better and be less of a distraction to himself and his teammates.”
Success has gone to his head. He wasn’t an emotional hothead as a rookie. This all started with the Josh Norman game. Norman got the better of Beckham, the former LSU star lost his mind, and he hasn’t really been the same player — or scored a touchdown — since.
Through four games this year: 22 catches, 303 yards, 0 TDs.
I googled it: Invictus. Who knew Beckham was so well-read?