Giants' Kenny Golladay could see reduced workload; Jason Garrett calls blow-up 'no big deal'

Pat Leonard, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Jason Garrett said “it’s not a big deal at all” that Kenny Golladay screamed at the Giants’ offensive coordinator on the sideline in Week 2.

Golladay might see his snaps reduced Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, though, in an effort to keep him fresh for late-game situations.

Wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said Golladay’s “conditioning level is not where it should be” due to the August left hamstring pull that sidelined him for most of training camp.

And now Golladay is listed as questionable with a new hip injury.

So Tolbert said “one of the things I can help him with personally is probably to lessen his snaps a little bit” so he’s fresh for when it matters most.

“You get to a critical part of the game, you want your best players out there,” Tolbert said.


Golladay described his body as “tired” twice in the last two weeks while logging 85% of the Giants’ snaps on offense (110 of 130). He has handled that workload after missing most of training camp and all three preseason games.

Tolbert also noticed Golladay wearing down “at times” last week at Washington, in the Giants’ second game in five days to open the season.

In the fourth quarter at Washington, however, Golladay clearly felt he could have made more of a difference if Garrett had given him more chances on different routes.

How big of a deal was it? How big of an issue could it become? Garrett mostly brushed it aside as a non-issue.


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