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Giants Ben McAdoo: Celebration Penalties “A Poor Reflection On Me”

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Coach strengthens his statement regarding Odell Beckham penalty

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Perhaps emboldened by New York Giants owner John Mara making it know that he is “very unhappy” about the antics of Odell Beckham Jr. during Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Giants coach Ben McAdoo took a stronger stand Wednesday than he had earlier in the week.

“We’ve had conversations on it. I’ll start with this – we had 10 penalties in the football game. Penalties snap to whistle are penalties that happen, combative penalties in the game. You can clean those up with fundamentals. Pre-snap and post-snap penalties, we have to clean up and that’s a part of it,” McAdoo said. “Celebration penalties are things you can’t have. It’s a poor reflection on me, on the program and on the organization. We have a plan for it. We’re going to handle it internally and we have a plan for it moving forward.”

McAdoo would not reveal what that plan was and whether it would include not starting Beckham Sunday vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As he did earlier in the week, McAdoo reiterated that he wishes the focus were on what Beckham can do on the field.

“We should be focused on the way he plays the game,” McAdoo said. “He made two of the finest plays you’ll ever see in pro football since I’ve been in the league. Those are getting overshadowed. It’s unfortunate.”