Joe Judge sees no issue between Kenny Golladay and Daniel Jones

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On Thursday night, things got heated between Giants receiver Kenny Golladay and quarterback Daniel Jones. Most of the acrimony was coming from Golladay.

On Friday, Giants coach Joe Judge said it’s a non-issue.

“I’ve talked to both players,” Judge told reporters, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Everyone’s kind of dismissed everything. Guys have a good relationship. They work well together. I don’t really see any issue there.”

Everyone saw the issue last night. And it happens from time to time in the NFL. Things get heated and emotional.

Still, when a receiver directs it at a quarterback, the issue usually comes from the basic argument that the player thinks he’s open, and that the quarterback isn’t throwing it to him.

Simms and I recently discussed the fact that, in Tampa, there are many weapons in the offense — and that none would ever accost Tom Brady over not getting the ball. However, Brady also would never give anyone a legitimate basis for being upset. He’ll always go through his progressions as required by the play, and he’ll always throw to the right man.

That’s the thing to remember when it comes to issues like this. It’s not sandlot football. If a receiver is upset, it’s because he believes that he was open at the time the progression landed on him, and that the ball wasn’t thrown to him.

Even though Judge has tried to put out the fire, it makes sense to monitor the situation. The Giants are paying Golladay $18 million per year. He has 14 targets, seven catches, and 102 yards through two games. He’s frustrated. The Giants are frustrated.

At some point, Jones needs to consider telling Golladay what Warren Moon once told Cris Carter — berate me one more time, and I’ll never throw it to you again.

8 responses to “Joe Judge sees no issue between Kenny Golladay and Daniel Jones

  1. “Brady also would never give anyone a legitimate basis for being upset. He’ll always go through his progressions as required by the play, and he’ll always throw to the right man.”

    “Never?” Let’s not get carried away. Brady’s human. He makes mistakes, too…just not as many as Daniel Jones. He probably also holds himself accountable, which is what Jones needs to do.

  2. Golladay doesn’t need to be wide open; he’s got the ability to fight for contested throws but the QB needs to trust him. Jones doesn’t trust him enough yet but that will come with time, or else before too long it will be Glennon making those throws.

  3. Daniel Jones has happy feet which leads to inaccuracies probably after taking too much punishment early on his career.

  4. Dave Gettleman is garbage, but that aside, I wonder what kind of WR Jones would make? Or with more weight maybe he could play TE. The dude has some wheels, but he’s not an NFL QB.

    Golladay appears to be a less skillful Beckham Jr. He acted surprised at his situation when he’s been there long enough to know what to expect. He ain’t good enough to run his mouth.

  5. The Giants are a mess… The coaching was bad, the play calling was bad there was nothing good that happen for the Giants. The Giants need a house cleaning…

  6. Daniel Jones is an elite QB, and Golladay is expendable. The Giants appear to be just the latest in a long line of teams that hired away coaches from New England, but have failed. Now the whole world knows it was all Tom Brady.

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