Former Giants’ star Landon Collins calls out GM Dave Gettleman
Landon Collins never wanted to leave New York, but didn’t have much choice in the matter when Giants general manager Dave Gattleman decided not to retain him.
Joining NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Thursday, Collins said he would have played his entire career with Big Blue if he had his way.
“It hit me pretty tough, honestly,” Collins said. “I thought I was always going to be a Giant. I made it known to the media and the fans. I wanted to be a Giants since I was drafted there, wanted to be one of those Michael Strahan’s, those guys who finished their years out there. Things didn’t turn out that way.”
The now-Redskins safety also spoke of former teammate Odel Beckham Jr. Needless to say, Collins was less than pleased with how Gettleman handled the situation involving the super star receiver.
.@Redskins Landon Collins on @gmfb on OBJ: “Gettleman said he wasn’t going to trade the man, then he traded him. We was all surprised because that’s one of the best receivers in the game & for him to do that & lie to everybody, it’s not a good look for players & teammates.”
— Will Selva (@WillSelvaTV) May 23, 2019
The interview continued an offseason in which Gettleman has been continuously hammered by his former players. Collins’ Washington teammate Josh Norman, who played under Gettleman when he was the GM in Carolina, said Gettleman was “winning” for the Redskins this offseason, referencing Collins’ addition, as well as the selection of Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the draft, which allowed the Redskins to select Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins.
“They need to protect Dave Gettleman at all costs up in New York, for sure. Protect that man at all costs, because he’s winning for us,” Norman said on the Rich Eisen Show on May 15.
Expect the rivalry between the Giants and Redskins to be alive and well this season.