The New York Giants wished to have gotten more from last season’s receiving corps.
Then there’s Kadarius Toney, who ranked second with 420 yards.
But just like Golladay, he did not have a touchdown catch.
All could be forgiven if he did not miss offseason workouts and the rookie minicamp.
The former Florida standout missed some time during the rookie minicamp because of an issue with his cleats.
Then, he did not attend the offseason workouts because he hadn’t signed his rookie contract.
This season, Toney initially skipped the team’s offseason program for no apparent reason.
Head coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen did not like that gesture.
Instead of waiting for him to arrive in their practice facility, Toney was put on the trading block.
The ploy worked after NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano tweeted a photo of Toney at the Giants’ house.
Kadarius Toney, officially in the Giants' house. pic.twitter.com/aplrKu66OE
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) April 25, 2022
Bringing Change To The Giants’ Culture
The new regime brought their no-nonsense approach that made the Buffalo Bills successful.
If a player doesn’t want to participate, they’d instead send him elsewhere.
They could haul an excellent package for Toney, who has his best years ahead of him.
That approach sends a strong message that no one will receive special treatment.
It also made Toney reconsider his stance on not wanting to be tagged as a distraction.
Instead, the picture shared by Vacchiano is an excellent indication that he’s willing to go through the grind.
The Giants have been the laughingstock of the NFC East, especially after running a quarterback sneak on third-and-nine.
To make the jump from cellar dwellers to contenders, they will need Toney to live up to expectations.