NY Giants head coach Joe Judge says punishment for Golden Tate will be handled internally, and didn’t rule out sitting the veteran receiver Sunday.
NY Giants wide receiver Golden Tate remains in head coach Joe Judge’s doghouse, and he might not make it out in time for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team.
“We still have two days of practice to go through and I’ll evaluate everything and make decisions on the back-end of today with what we’ll do going into the weekend,” Judge said prior to Friday’s practice.
Judge wouldn’t rule out making Tate inactive on Sunday afternoon.
“We’ll discuss a lot of possibilities after practice.”
Tate ran with the scout team offense during Thursday’s practice after being told to stay home for Wednesday’s walkthrough, in the aftermath of screaming “throw me the ball” into the ESPN cameras after a touchdown catch in Monday night’s game, and Tate’s wife writing an inflammatory post on Instagram criticizing the veteran wide receiver’s usage.
It has been clear this week that Judge will not give starting players preferential treatment when it comes to the culture that he’s trying to build, a lesson that Tate is learning first-hand.
“It has to be team-first for everyone in this building,” Judge said Wednesday. “Every coach and every player. It has to be team first. There can be no exceptions, for that. I can’t tolerate selfish from anyone, coach or player”
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