CLEVELAND -- Giants safety Landon Collins made it clear during the game that he took exception to the low hit on teammate Odell Beckham Jr. by Browns safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun in Monday's preseason game.
Collins was still upset after the game.
"You have all the opportunity in the world to make a play on the ball like that, he had about 30 seconds with the ball in the air," Collins said. "He could have made a play on the ball, he could have hit him high - he chose a different route. I can't respect him."
Slow motion of the OBJ injury. Does not look good, concussion protocol incoming #OdellDefenseBrigade pic.twitter.com/6kABFSjecw-- PreSZN Ethan (@EthanGSN) August 22, 2017
Boddy-Calhoun drilled Beckham in the left knee as the receiver leaped to catch an 18-yard out-route early in the second quarter. It looked like Beckham could have suffered a serious injury, but he said after the game that he's "relieved" to only have a sprained ankle.
The fact that Beckham avoided a major injury did little to calm Collins's feelings about the hit.
"I couldn't have a teammate next to me playing that way," Collins said. "I couldn't condone it. He had all the opportunity in the world to make a different play. He went a different route and I don't condone it."
Collins shared his opinion with Boddy-Calhoun on the field. The Giants kicked a field goal four plays after Beckham's injury. As the Giants defense took the field for the ensuing possession, Collins gave an earful to Boddy-Calhoun, who was leaving after the kickoff return.
"I said he was wrong for what he did," Collins said. "That was about it."
Collins said Boddy-Calhoun responded by saying, "It is what it is."
Boddy-Calhoun was not penalized for the hit.
"It's not a penalty, but everybody out here should know that's something that you don't do," Collins said.
As a hard-hitting safety, Collins said there's an understood way to hit on a play like the one that knocked Beckham out of Monday's game.
"If you play safety, you hit properly," Collins said. "That's the last option if you can't make a play on the ball. That's not how you do it. But if you want to get your name known that way, that's how you do it."
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