“I will be discussing a lot of possibilities on Friday after practice,” said the judge.
Tate was caught on camera yelling “Throw me the ball” after his spectacular leaping touchdown late in the fourth quarter on Monday night put the Giants in a position to tie the game. His wife, Elise, took to Instagram that night for his lack of opportunities, and Tate then liked a tweet suggesting he should be cut off and given the option to sign elsewhere.The Giants are not planning to cut Tate despite the bench, a source told ESPN.
The judge said earlier in the week that he had had a long conversation with Tate and that they would deal with the matter internally. It was clear that the coach was not happy with his actions.
“First of all, the team has to be the priority for everyone in this building,” the judge said 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 has started 112 games in his career, but had been the Giants’ third wide receiver behind Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard in recent weeks, playing just over 50% of the shots.
Seeing him during the Scout tenure masquerading as Washington catcher Terry McLaurin in training was a strange sight.
“It’s a little different,” cornerback James Bradberry said with a smile on Friday.
It has already been an eventful season for Tate. And we’re only halfway there.
He missed the match due to an ankle injury, fought Jalen Ramsey – the father of his nieces – in midfield in Week 4 and is now mired in controversy following comments from his wife and him.
Sources said the Giants were ready to move Tate before Tuesday’s trade deadline. But his salary (nearly $ 4.5 million this season), age (32) and deterioration in production (22 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns in seven games) made it unlikely.
The few times Tate has been called upon in recent weeks he’s produced. He won 19 and 39 yard touchdowns despite just five combined targets against the Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles.
“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. ”
On Monday, Tate’s frustration could be seen as the game progressed and the ball didn’t come to him. His wife seemed to notice him.
“GT WIDE OPEN WIDE OPEN WIDE OPEN. I KNOWWWWWW, ”Elise Tate wrote on her Instagram story, before conceding that her husband would likely be upset by her comments and have her delete the post.
“He’s @showtimetate !! SO UNDERUSED. LIKE HIS WIFE I CANNOT EVEN LOOK AT HIM WITH AN EYE OPEN !!!! ” she wrote. “It’s exactly the same in the last game. A target in the first quarter – of course – an epic TD. HE MUST BW FED THE BALL. Period. Watch the movie. ”
There have been whispers about Tate’s diminishing skills and lack of separation. But Monday’s game film showed Tate was a lot open, with a clear separation from a defender in 13 games. At least some were glaring duds from quarterback Daniel Jones, who didn’t look his way.
To be fair, the Giants had receivers open all over the court on Monday night. Jones had a lot of options and missed a few. Tate just doesn’t appear to be a top priority for the Giants’ offense right now.
“I have to do a good job of getting everyone on the ball and giving the guys a chance to play,” Jones said after Monday’s game. “He’s a great player for us and a valuable part of our attack so we’ll keep trying to get him the ball. He stepped up and made a big play there at the end of the game. We will continue to work. to give him the ball. ”
But not this week.