Kenny Golladay clarifies frustration on Giants sideline during Week 2 loss at Washington

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Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) attempts to make a catch as Washington Football Team cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) defends in the third quarter at FedExField.
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Kenny Golladay’s start to life as the New York Giants’ No. 1 wide receiver is off to an inauspicious start. 

After reeling in three catches for just 38 yards on eight targets with a drop during Thursday night’s loss to the Washington Football Team, Golladay was seen shouting in quarterback Daniel Jones’ direction during the fourth quarter.

It appeared as though frustration was already brewing between the two, as Golladay has just seven catches for 102 yards in his first two games as a Giant. But the 27-year-old tried to smooth things over, saying that his frustration was actually directed toward offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

“Pretty much just me just talking to [Garrett] a little bit,” Golladay said (h/t ESPN). “That is two competitive guys right there. More so just me wanting to do anything I can. Not so much get me the ball more.”

Frustration toward Garrett shouldn’t be anything new for those following the Giants. Last season — his first with the Giants after head coaching the Dallas Cowboys for a decade — New York’s offense ranked 31st out of 32 teams in points scored and yards gained.

“I’ve never done anything like that either,” Golladay said. “Really just passion. Just being a competitor. I want to do anything I can to help the team and I let the emotions get the best of me.”

Golladay will be looked upon as one of the solutions to get the Giants’ offense back on track this year while helping Jones bring his game to another level in his third year of development. But the Giants find themselves 0-2 for a fifth-straight season with many of the same issues continuing to plague the organization.

Meanwhile, head coach Joe Judge has played damage control with the whole situation as the Giants prepare for a Week 3 meeting with the Atlanta Falcons.

“There was no argument on the sideline. There was no him versus Daniel or anything of that nature,” Judge said. “This is a guy that in the heat of the moment, you speak very passionately. You kind of speak with some emotion. I speak with emotion on the sideline. There was no blowup or anything that has to be made of it.

“I understand sometimes the perceptions will be what they are, but like I said the other day, there’s no issue there.”

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