Giants rookie Kadarius Toney’s rumored frustration draws response from Joe Judge
The New York Giants are off to a disappointing 0-2 start after losing to the Washington Football Team on Thursday night. While frustrations were clear on the sidelines between Kenny Golladay and Daniel Jones, rookie wideout Kadarius Toney was also visibly upset with the lack of touches he got. Following the game, the Giants WR took to social media and posted this, which of course got people talking:
Kadarius Toney posted this to Instagram. He was visibly upset at one point on the sideline in the second half after speaking with Joe Judge.
Nothing at a Golladay-Jones level, but clearly wasn’t happy. pic.twitter.com/L29NEjdSI6
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) September 17, 2021
However, Toney cleared the air on Friday morning with this tweet:
Y’all try to turn anything into something, SMH 🤦🏽♂️we good over here 💙
— Kadarius Toney (@0fficialC2N) September 17, 2021
Giants head coach Joe Judge spoke on Friday morning about the initial Instagram post and made it known there is no bad blood with the youngster:
Joe Judge on the frustration Kadarius Toney expressed on Instagram after his 0-touch performance last night: "I see a guy that shows up every day and works hard. That’s what I see. Instead of trying to gauge some of these emotions, I judge how he works."
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 17, 2021
Very good point from Judge. Toney indeed had zero touches on Thursday, which would leave any player upset, rookie or not. Through two games, the No. 20 overall pick in this year’s draft has just two catches for -2 yards. While it’s certainly important that he remains happy because Toney will likely be an important piece of their receiving corps, the Giants have other problems to deal with right now like the apparent feud between Golladay and Jones. It’s just Week 2, but New York needs to get this drama under control now before it’s too late.
The Giants will look ahead to next Sunday where they will play the Atlanta Falcons at home.