Last week, Bart Scott criticized Odell Beckham Jr. for his whining, emotional outbursts and immature antics.
Then Monday night in Minnesota happened.
“It got worse, and he’s being enabled,” Scott said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “Somebody needs to pull him to the side and, like Herman Edwards said, you have to take him out and sit him down and give (Sterling) Shepard an opportunity. When great players see that the team can win without them, then you take some of his power and he has to be more honest. But as long as he’s out there and he’s having his temper tantrums and there’s no consequences because you care more about winning than sending a message to your entire team, (that’s a problem). McAdoo is a young coach. He needs to make sure that he lets everybody know he’s the all-powerful, that he will sit anybody down. Right now, they’re just walking all over him. It’s kind of like when the substitute teacher comes in and you don’t listen to him or anything because you don’t care – because he’s just a substitute. McAdoo is going to have to pull a power play to show that he has power and nobody’s above the rules.”
If McAdoo doesn’t want to show Beckham who’s boss, then perhaps a player should. In fact, if Scott were Beckham’s teammate, he would just do that.
“Listen, you can go out there with all that tough-guy stuff,” Scott said. “If you come in here with these goons, (watch out). I would choke the hell out of Odell Beckham if he came here with that. I’m used to dealing with 350-pound guys. You ain’t in this weight class.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Scott said he would choke Beckham.
“I’ve choked plenty of players,” Scott said. “I’ve choked plenty of players. Listen, you can come up here if you want to. You’re leaving differently than you came in. I’d pull his hair back and smack the hell out of him. Listen, you know better. And then it got to be a disrespectful one. You don’t hit him with the front of the hand; you hit him with the back hand. Listen, if you backhand a grown man and he know he can’t do nothing, you break his will. He gotta leave. Somebody gotta die.”