Coming off the week off, there was a renewed sense of optimism round New York Giants large receiver Kenny Gollday. Gollday had missed the earlier 4 video games with harm and after seeing the Giants go 6-2 with out him, he hoped to be a contributing issue to a playoff run that eluded him all through his profession.
It did not take lengthy for that good vibe to put on off. Kenny Gollday was benched within the second half of the Giants’ 24-16 victory over the Houston Texans. Golladay dropped what would have been a first-down completion with 1:37 left earlier than the break, which might have been his final purpose of the day. The large receiver ended the day with 0 receptions on two targets, the primary one was simply out of attain that got here out of Golladay’s fingertips.
To begin the second half, coach Brian Daboll determined to go together with Isiah Hodgins instead of Golladay. Daboll did not go into a lot depth on the matter at his post-game press convention on his determination.
“We simply determined to play Isaiah. It is that straightforward.”
Concerning this implies the Giants will transfer from Golladay to the beginning lineup, Daboll wasn’t keen to go that far.
“I imply, it is after a recreation,” Daboll stated. “You by no means know what can occur week to week. Go on the market, attempt to have an excellent week of observe and go day-to-day.”
From Gollday’s perspective, he’ll maintain that remark to himself about whether or not he ought to have performed within the second half.
Golladay is clearly not proud of how issues have turned out for him.
“Sure, it is irritating,” Gollday stated.
Coming from a Detroit offense the place he had extra statistical success, Gollday is used to taking part in at a better commonplace than his first two seasons with the New York Giants.
“It’s positively unacceptable.” Golladay said in response to his play in immediately’s recreation. With issues going this season, Gollday believes that is probably the most difficult level of his profession.
Even with the boos from followers and the casualties he skilled, Kenny Gollday, when requested if he nonetheless needed to be in New York, gave the identical reply he all the time gave.
Isiah Hodgins gave the Giants two catches for 41 yards, together with an important 26-yard catch on third all the way down to maintain the drive alive that led to a Giants landing. With Daboll having no ties to most of this roster, he is not afraid to play with lesser-known names if he believes they provide the Giants the most effective probability of profitable. It is truthful to think about what number of extra alternatives Kenny Gollday can have.