The New York Giants’ disastrous 2017 campaign couldn’t possibly end without more of the same drama that has defined the organization this year. Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins made sure that was the case during a radio spot on Tuesday. And it’s a whole lot of bad.
You don't often hear an NFL player call a teammate a cancer on the radio, but Landon Collins just said that about Eli Apple to @espnbob
— Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) December 26, 2017
Per those who were listening in on the interview, Collins noted that Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were all in while calling the enigmatic Eli Apple a cancer.
This is just a continuation of a recent feud we’ve seen between Collins and Apple, most notably maturity issues that the latter has gone through this season (more on that here).
It’s an interesting dynamic to look at, especially considering both Jenkins and Rodgers-Cromartie were suspended by former head coach Ben McAdoo earlier in the season.
For his part, Apple has been a truly combative personality in the Giants’ locker room this season and has in no way lived up to the billing of being a top-10 pick back in 2016.
The Giants head into Week 17 with the second-worst record in the NFL at 2-13. This comes on the heels of the team winning 11 games back in 2016. Obviously, the drama we have seen engulf this organization has played a major role.
As the best player in the Giants’ secondary and a true team leader, we’re pretty sure Collins speaks for others within the locker room. It will be extremely interesting to see if New York decides to cut ties with Apple completely after just two seasons.