Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow disagree on who is more to blame for the Giants' loss to the Washington Football Team in the last second. (1:59).
EAST RUTHERFORD (N.J.) -- New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay said Monday that his emotions got the better of him in Thursday's 30-29 loss to Washington Football Team.
It appeared that Golladay was shouting at quarterback Daniel Jones in the video. He actually said that his discontent was directed at Jason Garrett, the offensive coordinator.
Golladay stated, "Pretty much me talking to [Jason Garrett] slightly." "Those are two very competitive guys. It's more about me wanting to do everything I can. "I don't get the ball as much."
Golladay caught three times on eight targets, for 38 yards. He also had a key catch. In his two first games after signing with the Giants, Golladay had seven catches for 102 yard.
The Giants guaranteed $40 million to the prized free-agent acquisition. He considered his reaction to the Giants' sideline as out of character.
He said, "I have never done anything like this." It was pure passion. Competitor. I will do whatever I can to help my team, but I allow emotions to take over.
Coach Joe Judge played down the incident Monday.
"Look, I would say that in terms of Kenny's question, you guys asked me about it the other night, there was no sideline argument. There was no him against Daniel or any other such thing. Judge stated that this is a man who speaks passionately in the heat of the moment." Judge said, "You speak with emotion. "I speak with emotion from the sidelines. It was not a blowup.
"I get that perceptions can sometimes be true, but as I stated the other day, there is no problem."
All this comes just a few weeks after what can be called the Giants' most offensive game under Judge and Garrett. Golladay wasn't the only one frustrated by Week 2.
Kadarius Toney, a rookie wide receiver, played only 17 offensive snaps. He didn't even have a catch nor carry. After missing the majority of the spring and summer due to a variety of illnesses and incidents, Toney has only two touches in his two first-round career games.
"I explained it to Toney the other day at the sideline." Judge stated that Judge had spoken to Judge about the matter. "I told him, Look, there are times in the game when it's natural for you to get frustrated because your goal is to make an impact on your team."
Toney's professional career has had a difficult start. Judge stated that he didn't post a story to Instagram about the Giants football team. However, it was misinterpreted by some as being about Toney's role in the Giants and his lack of touches.
Toney followed up on public reactions with an Instagram story in which he called the media "clowns". Judge felt the need for Judge to discuss the matter with the young receiver.
"I will tell you that I spoke with KT about the idea that was posted that caught fire or whatever else you like to call it, but that had nothing to do football. Our players are very open to us. They are very open with me.
In this case, regarding the initial deal, we talked to him through it. The biggest part of educating these guys is that social media can be a great way to educate them. ... It is important to understand that our job situation is different and that any information you post on social media will be seen and interpreted as related to your profession.