For a guy who signed a four-year, $72 million contract, NY Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay just hasn’t delivered for this team. Straight up, Golladay was a bust in 2021 and he hasn’t done much thus far this summer to quiet people down for calling him overrated and overpaid for the NFC East side.
Things reached a new low for Golladay in the first preseason game against the New England Patriots, with him dropping a more than catchable ball in the red zone from Daniel Jones. Fans voiced their displeasure all over Twitter. Despite things looking rough for the wideout, head coach Brian Daboll isn’t going to give up on him. Nope, Daboll still thinks Golladay can be a star for this squad.
Brian Daboll thinks Kenny Golladay has what it takes to turn things around
"“I think he’s acclimated himself well in terms of what we’re doing,” Daboll said via Pro Football Talk. “Again, all receivers, they’re different. Some are really shifty and quick. Some are big and physical. It’s just a matter of when you have an opportunity to go out there and make plays, which he’s made some of them, that you go ahead and make them. I’ve been pleased with how he’s handled himself. He’s been a pro, and he’s competing everyday with those guys.”"
While those are some strong words from Daboll, it will be up to Golladay to let his play do the talking for him. Against New England, it really was a night to forget for him, with his embarrassing drop still being something that boils the blood of the Big Blue supporters. If anyone needs to have a bounce-back showing against the Bengals in the second preseason game, it’d be Golladay.
There’s no denying he’s got an incredible amount of talent, but he’s got to find a way to put things together and develop a strong rapport with Jones. With the quarterback in desperate need of a huge campaign, he’s going to be relying on his playmakers to step up and record some monster plays for him.
Golladay will be looked at from start to finish during the regular season. While at this time not a ton of Giants fans have strong belief in the WR, it’s clear Daboll most definitely does. Hopefully Golladay can indeed have a strong showing against Cincinnati. A touchdown would be just what’s needed to give him some confidence too.