Kenny Golladay getting ripped for not going 100 percent at Giants practice
By Zak Musso
It’s safe to assume that Kenny Golladay is not enjoying how things are going for him with the team right now. After inking a four-year, $72 million contract last offseason, Golladay’s New York tenure has been a disaster. Last season, NY Giants franchise left tackle Andrew Thomas had more touchdowns than Golladay, who posted a goose egg in his first year with the G-Men.
In fairness, Golladay dealt with a litany of injuries and was never healthy a season ago, which resulted in most Giants fans giving him a pass for his poor performance. The hope in New York was that Golladay would come in to training camp this summer healthy, eager, and determined to show the Giants faithful that he is still as good as he was in Detroit, but he has failed to do that.
Golladay’s rocky start began when buzz began to circulate that he was failing to create separation from defensive backs, as well as the fact that Daniel Jones still did not seem to be on the same page as him. Things reached a new low for Golladay at practice, with him looking lazier than ever during drills. What’s going on here?
NY Giants fans aren’t happy with a lack of effort from Kenny Golladay
That’s not great from Golladay, but it’s not the only rough showing from him we’ve seen. The lowest moment in recent weeks for Golladay came when he dropped an easy touchdown pass from Jones during the preseason win at New England. Later that night, one of the Top 10 most trending Twitter topics in the United States was Golladay’s contract, which features a $28 million dead cap hit in 2022.
Golladay has looked disinterested throughout the summer and seemingly shows less and less effort every progressing day. Golladay found the ire of fans once again when he was asked a question about the seven member Ring of Honor class the Giants are inducting in 2022 and he said he had never heard of a single one of them!
Add in the video of Wan’Dale Robinson and Golladay side by side – and you can see Robinson shows full effort and speeds through it, while Golladay looks sluggish and seems to not be running at 100 percent. You can make the argument that Robinson is a hungry rookie trying to impress, but Golladay simply has to shore more fight than this. As you might have been able to guess, people are letting Golladay have it on social media.
There is no question Golladay has struggled this summer, but the hate and slander towards him is getting out of hand. Ja’Marr Chase famously had a training camp like Golladay last summer and the Bengals rookie was getting called out left and right.
Last regular season, Chase famously went on to have one of the best rookie seasons we have ever seen and helped lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl. It is still plenty early in the summer for Golladay, and there is more than enough time for him to end up back in the good graces of the Giants supporters. In order for that to happen, though, he’ll have to show more effort and not drop any more balls when his QB needs him to deliver.