New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers and Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins got into a small altercation after Sunday’s game ended.
One of the defensive standouts for the New York Giants during their 24-3 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday was Jabrill Peppers. The veteran racked up three solo tackles and had a pick-six off rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the third quarter. It was the so-called “splash play” that Peppers had been wanting to make.
Needless to say, the Giants’ new No. 21 came to play. However, after the game, Peppers got into an altercation with New York’s former No. 21. Safety Landon Collins, who’s now a member of the Redskins, found himself in a scuffle with Peppers, among others. Peppers is ultimately brushing it off.
Asked Peppers what happened at the end of the game when there was some heat involving him, Landon Collins + Giants sideline, Peppers brushed it off as "just football."
Says of Collins "Respect for those guys, especially Landon. It's all love." https://t.co/rZ1FEadw78
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 29, 2019
Collins, who played his first career game in MetLife Stadium not wearing a Giants uniform, was also asked about the altercation. He didn’t seem to really have an answer, though, so perceive that in any way you want.
Landon Collins says Daniel Jones is going to be a good QB, definitely has given Giants a “spark.”
Collins asked about his dust-up with Peppers: “Next question.”
Collins on how he played personally: “I did my job. That’s all I can do.”
He’s glad Wash D stiffened after start. pic.twitter.com/lksssJBUQG
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 29, 2019
Collins racked up two solo tackles in his return to East Rutherford. Despite having four takeaways, the Redskins defense allowed two touchdowns to backup running back Wayne Gallman.
It’s still unclear who really said what. But, Peppers is right. It is “just football.” These emotions come with the sport and the profession.
The Giants have now improved to 2-2 on the year and starting off 0-2. They’re 2-0 with their new rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Big Blue will take on the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday at home at 1:00 p.m. ET.