New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin wants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to tone down his touchdown celebrations after he received a taunting penalty during Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com reports.
After scoring a nine-yard touchdown in the first quarter, Beckham was flagged after dancing in the end zone. After scoring an 80-yard touchdown later in the game, Beckham was more conservative and handed the ball to an official before celebrating with teammates.
Coughlin said while Beckham needs to ease up on the celebrations, he did make progress during the game.
"He will tone it down," Coughlin said. "He will. He did."
Beckham finished the game with eight catches for 148 yards and two scores.
"I just picked the ball up and handed it to the ref," Beckham said about the second touchdown. "I didn't want to hear anything else. It feels good when all those big guys are running down 80 yards."
It was his third straight game with at least 130 receiving yards and the sixth time he has reached 100 yards this season. After missing the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury, he has 79 catches for 1,120 yards and 11 touchdowns in 11 games.
The Giants beat the Rams for their third straight victory and improved to 6-9 on the season. They close the regular season on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Paul Palladino