WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Postgame vs. Jets, December 6, 2015
Q: All season, itís been about the inability to finish Ė another situation here today. How do you digest that whole thing?
A: Itís tough. Losing sucks. Not finishing sucks, but that was the case today and all we can do is move forward.
Q: Did you feel like this game was secure? Did you feel like you had it in your hands?
A: For sure, yeah. I thought we were going to come out with the win Ė a much-needed win. Rival, non-rival scenario, any of that, but we didnít get it, though.
Q: Was it frustration when you kicked the ball there in overtime?
A: No. If I wouldíve thrown it back, I really donít see the difference. If you kick the ball back, itís not like Iím screaming F-bombs and kicking the ball back. You kick it back to the huddle and we go to the fourth and two play. I really donít think itís a penalty, but itís not my job to make calls.
Q: How frustrating is this getting with so many losses like this this year down to the wire?
A: Itís unfortunate. These are the games weíve been in all year and itís the reason weíre 5-7. Itís the difference between being 10-2, 9-3; itís games like this. Like I said, you just keep moving forward and learn from it.
Q: Do you feel like no matter what you do out there, you still canít get the W?
A: I shouldíve caught the ball in the end zone; it could have been a touchdown there. We couldíve had touchdowns down at the goal line. There are so many plays that can happen or donít happen, or should happen and didnít happen, and what could you do besides keep playing? You keep playing, and you make as many plays as you can, and hopefully the team with the most plays made comes out on top, and we just didnít do a great job of finishing today.
Q: Were you surprised at passing up on the field goal to take the 13-point lead?
A: No, I donít think it was the wrong call. We just need to execute, come out and score. Weíve been stuffed at the goal line all year. I donít really think it was a bad call.
Q: How much of an effect did you have, waving the field goal team back to the sideline before the timeout?
A: I have no idea. We are all just sitting there waiting to see what the call is going to be. We decided to go for it and we didnít get it - you get on defense, you play defense, you make stops. You can never let plays determine the outcome of a game, unless they are plays that are in the fourth quarter with seconds, no time on the clock; thatís the only way. You just have to keep fighting through anything.
Q: How surprised were you that Josh Brown missed the field goal in overtime?
A: We have one of the best kickers in the league. We didnít hit it today; we didnít connect. That is something that, time and time again, if the game is on the line, I would still put Ď3í [Josh Brown] out there to kick a field goal because he is going to make it 9.9 times out of ten. This was the one. Itís all good. Keep moving forward.
Q: What happened on your third down play in OT, before the kick?
A: I donít know. You run the route, you try to connect Ö Itís funny, we get a penalty for kicking the ball down there and you have a safety who is trying to make a hit on you. Calls go this way, calls go this way; itís something you canít worry about.
Q: Did that ball go through your hands?
A: Were you watching? It wasnít a completion, thatís all I know. I think the next play we got a first down, so thatís pretty irrelevant, too. Like I said, we lost, you have to keep moving forward.