The New York Giants will face the Washington Football Team tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. eastern.
Last week, the Giants appeared on Monday Night Football in what would have been an upset if they were able to hang onto their lead against the Buccaneers.
In that game, it appears that wide receiver Golden Tate was frustrated with the lack of targets he received.
Not only did he have words for the camera, but afterwards, there was speculation that he was sending shots at the team via social media.
As a result, it appears as if the Giants will be without Golden Tate this weekend due to disciplinary reasons.
Golden Tate Not At Practice On Wednesday
When Joe Judge first took over the head coaching position with the Giants, it didn’t take long to realize he was a disciplinary.
After all, he did work under two of the greatest coaches ever in Nick Saban and Bill Belichick.
During and after Monday Night Football, Golden Tate’s wife, Elise, was active on social media slamming the Giants.
Coach Judge and the Giants weren’t pleased with such behavior since Tate was backing up his Wife’s claims.
As a result, Tate was told not to report to practice on Wednesday.
Golden Tate not at Giants practice Wednesday https://t.co/qn68C55vvY
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 4, 2020
On the last scoring drive for the Giants, after catching the touchdown, Tate turned to the camera and screamed, “Throw me the ball!”
Coach Judge knows that he needs to set the tone within this young organization that disfunction is not allowed.
Keeping his culture in place, Judge disciplined Tate for his remarks, as one player is not bigger than the team.
Especially, a young team that is in the middle of rebuilding.
A toxic veteran in the locker room can cause some set backs for such a roster.
But, that wasn’t the only discipline Tate faced.
There Is A Chance The New York Giants Bench Tate Tomorrow
On Thursday, when Tate returned to practice, he did not engage in his typical routine.
Rather, he was demoted to the scout team, where he played the role of Washington WR, Terry McLaurin.
Golden Tate, with 112 career starts on his resume, spending this Friday on the scout team playing Washington WR Terry McLaurin. pic.twitter.com/OMPo7FDaOQ
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 6, 2020
Many are asking as to whether or not Tate will suit up for tomorrow’s game.
There is “wide belief” around the league that Tate indeed, does get benched for his actions.
There has been growing frustration with Tate over the last couple weeks as his production has gone down.
WR Golden Tate is a player the Giants are trying to move. The money (still owed almost $4.5M this year) could be prohibitive.
But Tate’s role with Giants has been shrinking (54% of snaps on Monday night). Only 5 targets past two weeks. Frustration growing?
“Throw me the ball!” pic.twitter.com/pZ85vmiyue
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 3, 2020
There was speculation that he would be moved at the deadline.
But, it appears, that there were no takers.
The Giants could very well move on from the veteran wide out in the offseason by either once again exploring trading options, or by cutting him.
It might be better off for both Tate and the Giants if they move off of each other.
Tate has proven he can still be a playmaker in this league.
Consequently, he may not fit well in an offense that is trying to focus on developing their younger wideouts in Evan Engram and Darius Slayton.
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