Kadarius Toney doesn’t care about his lack of playing time but the NY Giants must utilize him

Kadarius Toney, NY Giants. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Kadarius Toney, NY Giants. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

While the New York Giants were able to sneak out of Nashville with their unprobable win over the Tennessee Titans, not everything was gravy last weekend. We’re still going to talk about the Daniel Jones turnovers and we’re most definitely still going to bring up the lack of playing time for wideout Kadarius Toney.

Toney was barely out on the field and finished the day with two carries for 23 yards, and no receptions. On his 19-yard run, Toney showcased just how explosive he can be with the pigskin in his hands.

On Wednesday, Toney made it clear he’s not going to care one bit if he doesn’t get the ball sent his way as long as the Giants win. While that’s a nice statement, Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka have to feed him moving forward. He’s simply too explosive to not have be a focal point of the offense.

NY Giants must get the ball in the hands of Kadarius Toney

In the video above, Toney delivers an all-time quote and fans are loving it. Sure, it’s awesome to see. However, just because the Giants won Week 1, it doesn’t mean that there’s no room for plenty of improvement. The offense was able to make plays late, powered by Jones, but there was still some inconsistency.

Toney is also a former first-round pick. He was taken so early in the 2021 NFL Draft for a reason: he’s got incredible speed and can be a nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators to try and prepare for. This is something Daboll and Kafka are fully aware of. Now, they have to make sure they take advantage of his abilities.

The Giants have a big game this upcoming weekend against the Carolina Panthers. People are looking at this as a revenge game for Jones going up against Baker Mayfield. No one has forgotten about Mayfield trashing Danny Dimes.

If Jones wants to get this team to 2-0, he’s got to make sure he and Toney are on the same page. It’ll be on Daboll to have him out there to be given a chance to make plays, though.