Ravens’ CB Jimmy Smith to Odell: ‘Hit Me After The Whistle & We Fighting’
The New York Giants’ last game against the Green Bay Packers was a calm one for controversial WR Odell Beckham Jr., as he didn’t have any emotional outbursts. Instead, he actually kissed and made-up with the kicking net after abusing it 2 weeks prior.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith wants Odell to stay on his best behavior and keep it strictly football while on the field, or there will be a fight between the two during their upcoming matchup on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
“All of that extra hitting and talking, that’s not going to fly,” Smith said of Beckham, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “That’s not my game. I like to line up and play. ‘Give me your best shot, and I’ll give you mine.’ But if you hit me after the whistle, there’s going to be a fight.”
Smith wouldn’t confirm whether he’ll shadow Beckham all game long as he is known to cover some of the best, from Antonio Brown to A.J. Green.
“He’s a physical player, and I’m a physical player,” Smith said. “So, I’m pretty sure we’ll have a good matchup.”
Prior to the Packers game, Odell didn’t react well when Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes played him very physical, leading to a career low 3 catches for 23 yards.