Rolle Claims Rams Were Trying To Knock Out Rookie WR Beckham Jr.

Giants safety Antrel Rolle said during their 37-27 victory over the St. Louis that the Rams were trying to knock rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of the game, Joran Raanan of the Newark Star Ledger reports.

“They were taking cheap shots. I felt they were trying to take Beckham out of the game,” Rolle said. “You know, one thing escalated to another. Obviously they went overboard and you do what you’ve got to do to protect Odell.”

Rolle even went as far as saying it was something they expected coming into the contest. The Rams were a team they expected this from.

“We understood what kind of game it was going to be,” Rolle said. “We understood how they play ball. We saw on film very often with this team.”

The Rams are coached by Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Both are known to promote a physical brand of football. Williams was even suspended for an entire season for having a bounty system with the Saints.

There is a line however that the Giants feel was crossed on Sunday in St. Louis during a game that featured 21 total penalties for 225 yards. The Giants actually collected 12 of the penalties for 149 yards in a chippy game.

“You can play physical and they were going over and beyond,” Rolle said. “I think everyone understands that and saw that.

“But at the end of the day, we got the win. That is all we care about.”


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