On Sunday, Odell Beckham Jr. caught seven passes for 121 yards against the Redskins. However, also on Sunday, Odell Beckham Jr. got into a fight — and lost — with a piece of sideline equipment, had to be calmed down by Eli Manning and, at one point, looked like he was in tears.
Following the contest, Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made some comments about Beckham needing to become less of a distraction. So, during their Wednesday show, the Sports Junkies gave their take on whether or not the star receiver's behavior was an issue.
To put it simply, they roughed him up like that piece of sideline equipment from MetLife Stadium.
LURCH: Of course it was... How is it not? How is it not a distraction?
CAKES: He was fighting with the practice net. Of course it's a distraction.
LURCH: He was screaming at everybody on the Giants' sideline.
CAKES: He was crying on the sideline.
E.B.: Why is it always a receiver?
LURCH: That guy's a mess.
E.B.: It's always a receiver.
CAKES: Because they're high-strung divas.
LURCH: He's a wreck.
E.B.: Receivers are the worst.
LURCH: He's a great player, but man, what a wreck he is.
Watch the full segment in the video player above to fully digest the Junkies' disgust, unless you're a Giants fan.
MORE REDSKINS: WHY WEEK 4 WON'T BE A TRAP GAME
CSN has teamed up with The Edge Systems to provide the occasional statistical review of Redskins game film. The Edge is analytical football software currently being used by coaches in the NFL, SEC, ACC and the media, providing some of the fastest and best data in football.
Aftet two weeks of lip service from coaches and players about establishing the run, the Redskins finally commited to Matt Jones and the ground game in the team's first victory against the Giants. The 'Skins ran the ball 28 times (excluding victory formation plays late in the game) and Jones got the rock 17 times. With help from The Edge, let's examine what worked well in New York.
Compare the difference in the loss to the Cowboys and the win over the Giants. Against the Cowboys the 'Skins ran two types of runs: Zone (14 attempts) and Gap (1 Attempt). Against the Giants on Sunday, Washington kept the defense guessing with Gap runs (6 attempts), Draws (4 attempts), a Sweep (1 attempt) but still kept their identity as a Zone running team (17 attempts). See graph below.
While the other running styles may not have had as much success as Inside Zone and Outside Zone, the variety broke up the Zone running focus of previous games and allowed for much more success in the run game overall.
Most importantly for Jay Gruden and Sean McVay, the Redskins stayed committed to the run and that plan succeeded in the fourth quarter.