Don’t ask Landon Collins to discuss his feelings about his former team.
During a recent interview with the 106.7 The Fan, the Redskins safety talked about his 83 overall rating in the new Madden 20 video game and casually referred to the Giants as “the other team I was on.”
When host Chris Lingebach noticed the omission, he was quick to ask Collins for clarification.
“You didn’t say their name,” Lingebach asked. “Was that intentional?”
Collins was candid with his response, saying he can’t even acknowledge them anymore.
“It’s no point,” Collins replied. “It’s no point in saying their name.”
Collins, who signed a reported six-year deal worth $84 million with the Redskins in March, had opened up about his exit from the Giants in May and revealed he would have liked to finish his NFL career with the team that drafted him.
“It hit me pretty tough, honestly,” Collins said at the time. “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 Giant since I was drafted there, wanted to be one of those Michael Strahans, those guys who finished their years out there. Things didn’t turn out that way.”
Former Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., now with the Browns, was more open as he detailed his departure from New York in an interview with GQ released Monday.
“My initial reaction was not disappointment. … I felt disrespected,” Beckham said. “Like, after everything I’ve done for them. This is me being honest: This team has not been good for the last six years. Period. Even the year we went to the playoffs and everyone was talking about this and that.
“I felt disrespected, because I felt like I was a main reason at keeping that brand alive. They were getting prime-time games, still, as a 5-11 team. Why? Because people want to see the show.
“I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t in a good place. And like I told you earlier, I feel like everything is about happiness, and I just was not.”