Brian Daboll stresses “continual competition” after Kenny Golladay plays two snaps

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The Giants are paying Kenny Golladay like a top wide receiver, but they aren’t using him like one.

Golladay had two catches for 22 yards in the first game of the season and played just two snaps in their 19-16 win over the Panthers in Week Two. That followed a summer that made it seem like the new Giants regime wanted little to do with Golladay, who signed a four-year, $72 million contract when Dave Gettleman was still the team’s General Manager.

After Sunday’s win, Giants head coach Brian Daboll said that the team went with the players they believed gave them the best chance of winning.

“It’s a continual competition at receiver,” Daboll said, via Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. “We are just going to keep rolling guys [through the lineup] and play the guys we think are going to give us the best chance — and the other guys have to be ready to go as backups.”

Golladay didn’t hang around to speak to reporters about his response to his change in circumstances, but there’s not much need to say much when the Giants have made their feelings about Golladay pretty obvious over the first two weeks of the regular season.

6 responses to “Brian Daboll stresses “continual competition” after Kenny Golladay plays two snaps

  1. starfan79 says:

    September 19, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Not even trying to build up his value for a trade
    1st off he was available in the offseason and no one wanted him then when cap room on teams is more flexible, why would that change now? 2nd how would you like them to build up his value? He played week 1 and did nothing, showcasing a guy playing while not doing anything doesnt build their value. 3rd no team is worried about trying to build a players trade value, their worried about trying to win games 🤦‍♂️

  2. No team in their right mind is going to trade for Golladay, I’m just glad the Giant’s coaching staff doesn’t feel like they have to play him due to the money he’s getting. This dude is cooked.

  3. That’s why the Lions let him walk. Stafford made him a fortune by making him look good! He’s also never available to play, always banged up.

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