Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and his newest wide receiver target Kenny Golladay got into it on the sidelines in the fourth quarter during Thursday night’s crushing loss to Washington, likely as a result of Golladay’s lack of targets through the first two games of the season.
It looks like Golladay isn’t the only receiver frustrated with his usage in the early going.
After Thursday night’s game, which ended on a game-winning field goal by Dustin Hopkins as time expired, rookie receiver Kadarius Toney posted a cryptic message on his Instagram, which was likely linked to his -2 receiving yards through the first two games of the season.
“I don’t be mad s**t just be lame to me,” the post read.
Toney, like Golladay, was visibly upset on the sidelines during Thursday’s loss, shortly after a discussion with head coach Joe Judge, according to NJ.com.
Toney, the 20th overall pick in this year’s draft, didn’t play another snap after his talk with Judge, and finished the game having played just 19 snaps with no touches. He played in just eight percent of New York’s offensive plays in Week 1, catching two passes for -2 yards.
Toney missed time during training camp with COVID-19 and then a hamstring injury, so his preparation for the season was slowed, but he is healthy enough to be on the field through the first two games of the season, but hasn’t been used as the playmaker he was expected to be when the Giants drafted him.
Clearly, some of the Giants’ most important receivers aren’t happy with their usage in the early going.
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