Sport Steve Smith offers Odell Beckham the advice Victor Cruz should've given him

02:50  11 january  2017
02:50  11 january  2017 Source:   FOXSports

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Read his advice for Beckham . The Odell Beckham -Josh Norman feud isn’t going away, and may in fact only be escalating. This is where a healthy Victor Cruz could be of tremendous value to the Giants. and understanding what he says can be used as a headline at any given moment,” Cruz said.

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GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 8: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants stands on the sideline in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) © Getty Images GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 8: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants stands on the sideline in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Steve Smith knows something about being a headline-making wide receiver, so he can offer some advice to Odell Beckham Jr.

"I'm glad when I was a young punk — when I stepped on a few land mines myself and also had some self-inflicted wounds — they didn't have social media there to exploit (me), and for me to exploit myself," Smith said on "Speak For Yourself" on Tuesday.

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Through the first two games of the season, the Washington Redskins have had newly signed cornerback Josh Norman covering one side of the field regardless if the opposing team’s No. 1 wide receiver was lined up across him or not. But after a request made by Giants No. 3 wide receiver Victor Cruz , that is going to change and Norman will shadow Odell Beckham Jr. through out today’s Redskins-Giants game in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Beckham was in the headlines and on social media all season, culminating in last week's trip to Miami and the third-year receiver's debacle Sunday at Green Bay. Beckham is taking more heat this week, and Smith says some of it could've been avoided if he got steered in the right direction by veteran teammate Victor Cruz, who also was in the pictures from Miami.

"He shouldn't be in there," Smith said of Cruz. "The old veteran, the savvy old dog, should be saying, 'Bruh, this ain't what we need to do. We about to go BALL this weekend!'"

So what is Smith's advice for Beckham?

"You have to think less about your brand ... and more about the company," Smith said on "Undisputed" on Tuesday. "The company which pays you and gives you that opportunity to do all the things that you get to do. You cannot allow your extracurricular activities to supersede and become more important than your current job — the W2, that allows you to get K1s and 1099s. You have to make sure you take care of that first."

Sorry, Odell Beckham Jr. — no one's dropping the boat party now .
Odell Beckham Jr. partied on a boat with no shirt in Miami onMonday.He quicklydeparted the playoffs after no impact in frozen Green Bay the nextSunday. The Giantswide receiver, known for his logic-defying catches, will keeptaking heat for the three unofficial drops he had during his team'slopsided loss to the Packers. Overall, his 4 catches for 28 yards, despite seeing a team-high 11 targets from Eli Manning,made for a quiet night. © (Getty Images) Odell Beckham Jr. MORE: How Packers pulled away from GiantsBeckham's fellow wideouts and boatmates didn't do much more. Victor Cruz had 3 catches for 30 yards.

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