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“First of all, everyone in this building needs to be the priority of the team,” said head coach Joe Judge on Wednesday. “Every coach and every player. It has to be the team first. There are no exceptions to this. I will not tolerate any selfish behavior on the part of anyone, a coach or a player. It will not happen. ”
Tate could be heard shouting ‘throw the ball to me’ during the Giants’ 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers last week. His wife, Elise, expressed her own annoyance with the team on Instagram after the game.
Tate was instructed not to travel with the Giants for the next divisional game; however, ESPN reports that the team has no plans to cut the veteran.
“His role is the same as that of all the players on our team. Show yourself to work, work hard, put the team first and when you’ve got the ball in your way play on it, ”Judge said Tuesday. “If you’re not involved with the ball straight against you, to block, help the quarterback. For defensive players, to make sure we play our influence, tackle and get the team off the pitch. Look, put the team first in any case you are asked to do so. If you catch 10 balls, great. If you catch a ball that’s great too. On other games in the game, do all you can to help the team. ”
The Giants face Washington on Sunday without Tate.