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After Thursday night's loss against the Washington Football Team, Kadarius Toney, New York Giants wide receiver, posted an ingenious message to Instagram.
Toney, a 2021 NFL draft first-round selection, did not record a catch in the 30-29 defeat and expressed frustration following a midgame discussion with Joe Judge, the head coach, on the sideline.
NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt captured the Instagram story.
Toney was the University of Florida's top target for the passing game. Toney led the Gators' receiving yards (984) and catches (74) respectively. He also scored 10 touchdowns in 11 games, making him a highly sought-after NFL prospect.
Although the Giants have made an immediate impact on his performance, the 22-year old Alabama native has not been able make any significant impact. He was not targeted in Thursday's game, but he did make two receptions for zero-two yards in the Giants' season-opening defeat to Denver Broncos.
The issue stems from New York's deep pool of pass-catchers. They include fellow wideouts Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, tight end Kyle Rudolph, and tight end Kyle Rudolph. The aerial attack also includes running back Saquon Barkley, while tight end Evan Engram could return to injury soon to provide quarterback Daniel Jones with another target.
Toney is being forced to play on a crowded depth charts, and it might take an injury or two before he can gain more consistent week-to–week participation.
Although the 2020 All-SEC selection for first team didn't speak to reporters after Thursday's match, he stated that he was open to accepting any role before Week 1.
"I'm here for the game. Toney, who missed training camp due to a hamstring injury, said that he was here to play.
Toney may need to be on the field longer if the Giants continue to struggle.
Rosenblatt was told by a source that there is no point in owning a sports car and not being able to drive it.
September 26th, the 0-2 Giants will be back in action when they host Week 3's Atlanta Falcons.