It comes down to this when chronicling every move Kenny Golladay makes: Maybe, just maybe, the fact that he showed some emotion after a play he didn’t do is a sign of progress.
Frustration is better than flat streak, right?
Golladay, the wide receiver for high wages and low productivity for the Giants, had in his hands a pass from Daniel Jones in the second shot of the team’s drill during Tuesday’s off-piste drill. Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson arrived in coverage and took the ball out of Golladay’s grasp. Perhaps this would have judged an incomplete pass. It might have gone down as a catch and got confused. Either way, it wasn’t a positive development in A summer of negative developments for Golladay.
He picked up the ball, shot it with both hands as if he wanted to smash the air out of it and throw it away, in the direction of the opposite end zone.
“I was angry,” said Golday. “I went down there and grabbed her, and Adoree just came in and did a play and made her feel a little confused. So yeah, I was pissed off because it would have been such a big achievement for us.
Based on what he did in Detroit in the first four years of his career, Golday was overpaid in the four-year, $72 million contract that the desperate Giants dumped last year. Golladay earned 1,000 consecutive yards with the Lions, and in 2019 led the NFL with 11 touchdowns. But he hasn’t consistently led to the level of elite NFL players in his position.
His poor performance in the first pre-season game of the year shouldn’t be overstated. On 17 shots, Golladay was targeted three times and grabbed one pass for 6 yards. The highlight of the takeaway was his third drop down from a low but touchable ball from Jones on the Patriots’ 2-yard line.
“I definitely hope I figured it out,” Gulday said, before suggesting he might have an equivocation with the route he ran jointly with rookie Wan Dale Robinson and Colin Johnson.
“Kind of trying to take my time a little bit for these guys, but at the end of the day, I have to do the play,” said Golladay.
Even more worrisome about the drop is the way Guldai, 28, looked during training camp. If there are no numbers on the shirts and the players’ identities are unknown, all anyone in Golladay thinks of watching him every day is that he’s a tall receiver who doesn’t show a lot of explosions, doesn’t achieve much separation, and doesn’t fight hard for the ball in the air. And he doesn’t do much of anything to make anyone think he’s special.
Goes long periods without catching – in practice.
“I’m sure you probably know some of the receivers here, when they don’t get a ball in practice, you can see it with their body language,” Goladay said. “So, I accept that as a challenge, and figure out other ways I can show up—at least on the bar. If that’s me locking 30 yards down, that backside is Sakuan.” [Barkley] I could go, stop me for Wan’Dale, or I just win my one-on-one game, but I didn’t get the ball.
‘I want to get into practice and do a catch, I’m not going to lie.’
Based on his contract, Golladay is not going anywhere this season, so the Giants will have to find a way to make it work. Head coach Brian Dabol and general manager Joe Schoen were at Buffalo last year, so They have inherited Goladay. Daboll said he and Schoen agree that “whoever does the best will play.”
At this point, no one can come to the conclusion that Guldai’s performance is close to the best.
“You focus on everything,” Daboll said. After all, it’s the games. When you start live. But now everything is competition. So, people who are doing their best — and again, your best might be a little different from my best. It’s getting better, But all these guys will be competing.”
In 14 games in his debut season for the Giants, Golladay had 37 receptions for 521 yards and no touchdown. He made no secret that he didn’t think the previous coaching staff and the attackers had shown their best but other than that It is better to stay away from any question about 2021. “Sort of rinse it off,” he said.
He was asked if the Giants had seen the “real” Kenny Guldai yet.
He said, “No, I wouldn’t say that.” “Maybe I glimpsed last year in New Orleans [six catches for 116 yards] A little, I will definitely say I have a lot to prove. ”