WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Postgame vs. New England, November 15, 2015
Q: How was it going toe to toe against the defending Super Bowl champions?
A: We lost the game. I lost us the game with the play down in the end zone, a play that should have been made. You canít leave it up to the officials to get anything right. Youíve got to make the play yourself and it was just a case of playing the play longer than the opponent.
Q: Did you feel like you had that ball?
A: Yeah. I mean I caught it. I trust in my hands. I go up and catch it. You come down with two feet and you canít try to do anything too early. Youíve got to complete the whole process. It didnít go the way we wanted it to.
Q: The NFC East is down this year and you showed well against one of the elite teams. Going into the bye week, can you take any solace in that?
A: Thereís a lot of season left to be played. Thereís still chances to get to where we need to be. This is one game in the season. Unfortunately, this is a game that we all wanted to win. I definitely lost it for us. You canít win it, but you can definitely lose it and I feel like I did that. Youíve just got to come up with it.
Q: Was there any explanation from the refs at all?
Q: Did you seek one?
Q: Did you have to make a move of some sort after you were already down?
A: No. I didnít think you had to do anything else but catch the ball and get two feet in the end zone. I donít really know much more.
Q: Did you feel you had the ball and got two feet down?
A: Yeah. I definitely caught the ball and got two feet down. Like I said, itís just playing the play longer than the opponent. It came in late and knocked it out after I felt like it was already a catch.
Q: After the first touchdown catch, did they do anything different coverage wise?
A: They played the safety over the top. They had them rolling a lot and they played a lot of trail technique and the safety would just be over the top. Itís hard to hit a deep ball on that and you have a safety over the top. Heís going to be right there towards the end of the play.
Q: Were you surprised to see single coverage on the opening play?
A: No. I know that theyíve got a very good corner over there. Malcolm (Butler) is a good corner and heís a guy that they trust to do what he does over there. I think he did a very good job today at making it more difficult for us with the technique they were playing. Youíve got a man playing underneath and a man playing over the top Ė it makes it hard.
Q: How would you describe the move you made to beat the safety after you had gone past Butler on the touchdown?
A: At this point, it doesnít really matter. A touchdown in the first couple minutes of the game and we still lose the game because of me. Itís not something thatís going to sleep well.
Q: When you say, ďBecause of meÖĒ are you blaming yourself for the loss?
A: Yes. I didnít catch the touchdown. We could have had a touchdown and made the Patriots go down and have to score and not put a kicker who is one of the best kickers in the league for a chance to kick an easy field goal.