Eli Manning: Odell Beckham’s antics would be an issue if he wasn’t playing so well
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had more than 200 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, but much of the attention was on what he did on the sidelines.
Beckham had touchdown grabs of 66 and 75 yards in Sunday’s win over the Ravens and celebrated both touchdowns with elaborate sideline routines involving the kicking net. He also received an excessive celebration penalty for taking his helmet off after the second score.
During his weekly appearance on WFAN radio, Giants quarterback Eli Manning addressed Beckham’s antics.
..but when he has a couple huge catches & 200 yds & game-winning TD, you want him to be a little smarter but you accept it a little easier.”— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) October 17, 2016
Beckham’s running joke with the kicking net began in Week 3 when he hit the net in frustration late in the Giants’ loss to Washington. He was seen with tears in his eyes after the sideline meltdown.
After a touchdown last week against the Packers, Beckham jokingly hugged the net.