Eli Apple And Landon Collins Have Some Complicated Beef

Dec 28, 2017, 00:14
Eli Apple And Landon Collins Have Some Complicated Beef

Now there's this: safety Landon Collins ripping second-year cornerback Eli Apple.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it might also cause cancer. Apple was declared inactive for a game shortly after his mother underwent brain surgery.

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The 2016 National Football League draft has already produced four Pro Bowlers out of its top five picks, but Apple has been on the other end of the spectrum. Apple did not play any defensive snaps in that game. The other two guys - DRC and Jackrabbit - I love those two guys.

Landon Collins (left) says he sat down with Eli Apple and Steve Spagnuolo on Wednesday to apologze. NY is in the process of interviewing general manager candidates following the firing of Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo on December 4. Apple has started just seven games and has been benched several times this season, including for the entirety of last Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. NJ.com detailed off-the-field issues with his family that could be affecting Apple, including his mother and step-father's divorce.

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If Eli Apple is trying to keep his name out of the headlines, he can't be trying very hard. He's dealt with a hip injury and had a reported blow-up at coaches during a critical film session. Earlier this month, Collins said that he'd had conversations with Apple about the cornerback's struggles but, the next day, Apple denied that he had ever talked to Collins about any of that.

Last week, Collins told ESPN Radio that Apple had to "grow up" and was not willing to serve as Apple's mentor. I don't want to start no controversy with my teammate. "I guess he don't remember things", Collins said.

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It's been a disappointing season for the Giants, who many predicted would reach the playoffs.