Bart Scott slams Giants’ Odell Beckham as a ‘fake tough guy’

GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott doubled down Sunday on his harsh, mid-week criticism of Odell Beckham Jr., with the CBS analyst grouping Beckham among NFL players he considers “fake tough guys.”

“What we hate most (are) crybabies,” Scott said, speaking for NFL defenders. “We hate fake tough guys.”

Scott also hammered Beckham for his Week 4 plea for help to officials, whom Beckham accused of unfairly targeting him with flags, saying “it’s always … my fault.”

“I’ve never seen a lion in the jungle ask a zebra for help,” an animated Scott said.

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Bart Scott continues to pile on Odell Beckham.

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Scott was only piling on what he’d said on Wednesday’s The DA Show for CBS: That Beckham is lucky Scott still isn’t playing in the league.

“I would choke the hell out of Odell Beckham if he came here with that,” Scott said. “I’ve choked plenty of players … Get that helmet off, I’ll grab that little mullet ponytail … I’ll pull his hair back and smack the hell out of him.”

But what do you really think, Bart?

THE OLD COLLEGE TRY

Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. needs to settle down and grow up

Giants second-year safety Landon Collins faced two of his closest friends Sunday night: Packers running back Eddie Lacy and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, both former teammates of Collins at Alabama.

Collins and Lacy also played together at Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La., sharing similar stories of growing up in New Orleans but being displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

“It’s going to be like being back in college and in high school,” Collins told the team this week. “It’s crazy. We’ve been playing together and playing against each other for so long … “(Eddy and I) had the same struggle and knew what we were going through. We became the best of friends from that point.”

Collins admitted, though, that while he and Lacy have a “friendly competition” between them, Collins and Clinton-Dix are “definitely trying to beat each other out there. We’ll definitely go back and forth about bragging rights.”

PLANE AND SIMPLE

Free safety Nat Berhe and tight end Larry Donnell, the two Giants sidelined with concussions, were the only players that did not travel to Green Bay. Free safety Darian Thompson (foot) and right tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf) also remained out.

The injuries gave Andrew Adams a second straight start at free safety, Bobby Hart a third straight start at right tackle, and meant only two Giants tight ends would be available: Will Tye and rookie Jerell Adams, who saw action last Monday night in Minnesota after Donnell got hurt.

Three starters who missed the Giants’ Week 4 loss to the Vikings entered Sunday’s game in Green Bay questionable due to injuries: Running back Rashad Jennings (thumb) and cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and Eli Apple (hamstring).

Rodgers-Cromartie said Friday “I’m going to play,” but it was uncertain how much he’ll be able to do.

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