McA­doo not wor­ried about Beck­ham

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Tom Cana­van

An­other loss. An­other day talk­ing about Odell Beck­ham Jr.

It’s get­ting to be a habit for New York Giants rookie head coach Ben McA­doo.

While McA­doo spent some time talk­ing about the Giants’ play in the wake of their 24-10 loss to the Min­nesota Vik­ings on Mon­day night, he prob­a­bly spent much more time than he would have liked dis­cussing Beck­ham and an­other of his emo­tional in-game out­bursts.

Af­ter his open­ing state­ment, McA­doo had to an­swer 11 of the next 12 ques­tions about Beck­ham, his un­sports­man­like con­duct penalty against the Vik­ings, the re­ceiver say­ing Tues­day he was not hav­ing fun play­ing football, his claims the of­fi­cials were tar­get­ing him, just to name a few.

It was sim­i­lar to last week af-

ter the loss to Wash­ing­ton. Beck­ham didn’t get a 15yard penalty in that game, but he had sev­eral melt­downs on the side­line dur­ing the game.

McA­doo again had to talk about his best play­maker, but not for the plays he was mak­ing.

The Giants had no me­dia avail­abil­ity on Tues­day, but Beck­ham be­came the fo­cal point in an in­ter­view with ESPN’s Anita Marks.

McA­doo un­der­stood what his re­ceiver was say­ing. He doesn’t like los­ing and he cer­tainly doesn’t like be­ing held to three catches for a ca­reer-low 23 yards.

“When we ex­e­cute bet­ter, spread the ball around and ev­ery­one gets their op­por­tu­ni­ties, we’re go­ing to have some fun,” McA­doo said when asked about Beck­ham’s com­ment.

Beck­ham didn’t have much fun against the Vik­ings. Eli Man­ning did not throw a pass his way un­til the sec­ond quar­ter. When he caught a short one later in the quar­ter, Vik­ings cor­ner­back Xavier Rhodes seemed to hit him late out of bounds.

Beck­ham com­plained to the of­fi­cial and then said some­thing to Rhodes.

A flag came out and Beck­ham was hit with an un­sports­man­like penalty, cost­ing the Giants 15 yards.

McA­doo said that he thought there would have been off­set­ting penal­ties.

“Ev­ery game is of­fi­ci­ated dif­fer­ently,” McA­doo said. “Not all crews of­fi­ci­ate games the same way. You have scout­ing re­ports on of­fi­cials just like you do on op­po­nents. We need to un­der­stand how the games are go­ing to be of­fi­ci­ated. You usu­ally find out pretty early.”

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