New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. spoke about double standards in reaction to the sideline altercation between #New England Patriots quarterback #Tom Brady and his offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, in their 23-3 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday (Dec. 3). In a series of tweets, Beckham has floated a scenario on how he would be portrayed if he had done the same to his offensive coordinator.
While Brady was viewed by many as “passionate” for his action, Beckham said he would be perceived as “immature,” “selfish,” or “not composed” if he shouted at his offensive coordinator. Beckham said he’s merely following Brady, whom he considers the greatest of all time.
“I just may not know how to express it the same way. But don’t get it confused, how 12 feels about the game, I would have a hard time sayin that’s not EXACTLY how I feel,” Beckham said via Twitter. Beckham’s season ended after he suffered a fractured left ankle in their Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Brady unleashed on McDaniels
After their drive ended on a field goal instead of a touchdown, McDaniels told Brady something that earned the ire of the veteran quarterback. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, McDaniels told Brady multiple times that tight end Rob Gronkowski was wide open. Then, Brady turned around, ripped his helmet off and unleashed a series of tirades on McDaniels. After the game, Brady downplayed the incident, saying “it’s just football.”
“We've been around each other a lot.
I love Josh,” added Brady, who completed 21-of-30 passes for 258 yards with an interception. It didn’t matter for the Patriots (10-2) that Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass, as Rex Burkhead ran for two scores in their victory over the Bills that extended their winning streak to eight games. Burkhead carried the ball 12 times for 78 yards, Dion Lewis ran for 92 yards on 15 carries while Gronkowski caught nine passes for 147 yards for the Patriots, who pulled away in the second half after scoring just three field goals in the first 30 minutes of play.
Gronkowski suspended one game for late hit
The NFL has suspended Gronkowski for violating the NFL's rules on unnecessary roughness after his late hit on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Gronkowski plans to appeal the ban. If the ban is upheld, Gronkowski will be sidelined in their Monday showdown (Dec. 11) with the Miami Dolphins. He would return when the Patriots take on Pittsburgh Steelers the following week. #Odell Beckham Jr.