"At the end of the day, you play for the guys that wear the jersey. They're the ones who take the field with you, who you share the blood, sweat and tears with. I'm just going to go out and be who I am."
This quote was said by Odell Beckham Jr. today at a press conference, this was in response to Coach McAdoo's comments after Sunday's game saying that Odell needed to control his emotions better.(I already wrote a blog on McAdoo's comments click here) I respect Odell for playing with a ton of passion, but there is a fine line between being a diva, and being a guy that plays with a controlled fire inside of them. Bashing your helmet into a kicking net, crying on the sideline, and throwing hissy fits is being a diva. Pumping up the crowd on the sideline, getting your teammates fired up, and playing with 100% effort on the field at all times is how you properly express your emotions during a football game. I don't like how Odell is firing back at McAdoo, shows a lack of respect almost. You never want to see your star playing and coach having public disagreements, just shows that your team isn't buttoned up. I'll tell you one thing, shit like this would never happen under Coughlin, it was what he says goes or you go. I hope Odell doesn't turn into a TO, OchoCinco, Dez Bryant type of receiver that is more caught in being a polarizing figure than a football player. I don't think that will happen to Odell because this kid wants to win more than anything and I love that about him, but he needs to know when he's letting his emotions get the better of him, it makes him look mentally weak. He did wrap up the question by saying "I'm just focused on the Minnesota Vikings" shows that he's ready to move on and get back on the winning track. Odell and McAdoo, I don't care what y'all agree and disagree about, just get us a win Monday night.