Don’t try to tell me that this hit on Odell Beckham Jr. was Dirty

Odell Beckham Jr. went down with an ankle injury in the New York Giants second preseason game. While it’s yet to be determined how severe the injury is, OBJ looked to be in some serious pain while walking to the locker room. That being said, he walked off on his own power, so it’s hard to tell at this point.

What I want to address is the hit. OBJ took a hit to the lower leg when he was coming down from catching a pass. All Giants fans are hysterical on Twitter that the player who made the hit should be suspended, fined, or receive some other form of punishment.

Come on, Giants fans. That was clean. I know it, you know it, Odell Beckham knows it. It’s unfortunate that OBJ was hurt on the play, but if the same thing happened to Rob Gronkowski you’d all be celebrating and criticizing him for not drinking enough milk in the off season.

With the NFL taking a major stand against concussions and other head/neck injuries, there’s nowhere to tackle but low. Say what you will about that hit but it did its job.

If you can’t tell already, I’m not much of an Odell Beckham Jr. fan. I think he’s a diva, a brat, and overrated. I never want to see someone injured, but the injury came as a result of the nature of football. Not because the defense was targeting or because this was a dirty tackle. No sir (or ma’am, no assumptions here).

What Giants fans should be mad about is their star wide receiver putting his retinas at risk today during the solar eclipse. 

I’m no NFL wide receiver, nor am I a scientist. But I feel like staring at the sun can make you go blind and then it would be hard to catch passes. Just a hunch. Was staring at the sun the reason for Odell Beckham Jr’s ankle injury tonight? There’s no way to say for sure. All that I do know is that it wasn’t the result of a dirty hit.

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