Kadarius Toney appears to vent frustration with Giants role

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It looks like Kenny Golladay isn’t the only Giants wide receiver feeling frustrated about the way the season has started.

First-round pick Kadarius Toney played 19 snaps and never touched the ball in Thursday night’s 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team. Zach Rosenblatt of NJ.com noted that Toney had a conversation with head coach Joe Judge on the sideline in the third quarter and then “stormed off, visibly upset.” Toney would not return to the game and Rosenblatt quoted a source familiar with Toney’s thinking saying that there’s “no use in having a sports car and not driving it.”

Rosenblatt and other reporters also took note of a since-deleted post to his Instagram account after the game. It read “I don’t be mad, s–t just be lame to me.”

Toney missed time in the offseason with foot issues, tested positive for COVID before camp, and then dealt with a hamstring injury once camp opened, so he hasn’t logged a lot of time in the offense since being drafted at the end of April. That tempered most expectations for what he’d be able to do right out of the game, but it doesn’t appear to have done the same for Toney’s own view of his role.

Between Golladay’s venting on the sideline Thursday night and Toney’s apparent dissatisfaction, there will be plenty for the Giants to discuss heading into Week Three.

9 responses to “Kadarius Toney appears to vent frustration with Giants role

  1. The Giants next 6 games are pretty brutal (except for Atlanta next week). They will probably be 1-7 after 8 weeks. At best 2-6 if they can beat Carolina.

    They really needed that game. The point being that by the end of the month the sideline yelling should get a lot more entertaining.

  2. He’s out here acting like he’s Jaylen Waddle or Ja’Marr Chase with that sports car talk. He went to a team with alot of depth in the receiver room. The thing he should be doing right now is learning how to play the position and be a professional. He has an opportunity right now. Let’s see if he pulls a John Ross and alienates everyone.

  3. Annnnnnd welcome to Jason Garrett’s offense kid. Nab a late interception to possibly seal the game? Any Dallas fan could have called the next three plays with a blindfold, two runs up the middle and incomplete. And if any couch jockey riding the sectional thru NJ could predict that, you know Riverboat Ron could as well.

  4. iloveyouneighbor says:
    September 17, 2021 at 9:02 am
    He might want to get three games under his belt before he starts calling out the coach.
    Giants might want to have an idea on how to use a certain players strengths before drafting him in the first round.

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