East Rutherford, NJ – New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate He apologized to the team last week and took full responsibility for the self-described “unacceptable” behavior that bench him in last week’s game against Washington.
Tate said, “Throw me the ball!” On camera following the loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8, the Giants wanted a tweet to cut back, when he answered questions about a rocky 11 days and season on Friday that was fresh. He said his intentions were not to try to trade himself before the deadline last week.
“If you know me, if you know my game, I play with a lot of passion and enthusiasm,” Tate said. “I’m stuck right now. It’s wrong to get my attention. I accept full responsibility for it. I’m handled it the wrong way, and again brought negative attention to our organization. It’s going to do nothing again.”
Coach Joe Judge worked with the Tate Scout team as a result of his actions last week. He did not travel to Washington with the team.
The two met last week, and Tate saw it as a production meeting where they came up with solutions for the team’s progress. There was benching in it.
“I was definitely disappointed, but there are consequences to your actions,” Tate said. “My actions are unacceptable, I apologize to the team, the GM, the coaches, the offense and I am happy to move forward.
“But I had fun on the scout team. It was fun. I enjoyed it. I had a chance to make some plays and prepare the defense. I enjoyed it.”
Tate, 32, signed a four-year, $ 37 million deal last year as the Giants’ free-agent acquisition of Office seeks to fill the void created by Odel Beckham Jr.’s trade to Cleveland Browns.
Tate has 22 catches in 29 overs for 226 yards, with two touchdowns in a reduced role this season. He has been attacking more than 50% of his bench over the past few weeks.
The Giants were open to trading Tate at the deadline, but he’s not going anywhere right now, and has two years left on his contract.
“I plan to honor my contract as much as I can,” Tate said. “Like I said before, I want to be here. I want this system, what it means, and the direction we are going, and I hope to be a part of it.”
The judge said earlier this week that the goal was for Tate to return to the field on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. That was before he came out with the injury report on Thursday with a knee injury.
Tate trained Friday, and the judge said before the hearing that he was “optimistic” about the broader recipient’s opportunities for this week. The former Pro Bowler seemed to be moving well.
It was an eventful season for Tate. He missed the starter due to a femoral injury during training camp and struggled Jalan Ramsay (His daughter-in-law’s father) expressed his displeasure about his role in front of a national audience earlier this month against Midfield and Buchanan following a game in Week 4.
The situation was exacerbated when his wife posted an Instagram story where he said he had no chance. The post was later deleted.
“I did not know then that she said anything,” Tate said. “But in my wife’s care, she’s always been my biggest fan. I do not accept her taking it in public, but it’s one thing: I will always get her back. She understood what had happened before.
“When we were trying to win a ball game, collectively, it was unfortunate that our organization got this kind of attention. For that, I felt the need to apologize to this whole organization for attracting this negative attention. My body language on the field. From here, we don’t have to worry about that again. “