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Daniel Jones downplays heated discussion with Golladay vs. WFT

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Something was on Giants receiver Kenny Golladay's nerves in the final minutes of his team's loss to the Washington Football Team Thursday night. 

Following a bad interception by Taylor Heinicke in his own territory, the Giants set themselves up for a field goal to take the lead with two minutes to go. As Washington's offense got ready to take the field for an eventual game-winning drive, a camera caught a heated discussion between Golladay and his quarterback, Daniel Jones. 

“I think he was frustrated with the situation, but I don’t think it was to me or anyone in particular," Jones said after the game. "We’re all good. I love Kenny, I thought he played hard and did a lot of good things out there.”

This isn't the first time we've seen a receiver yell at his quarterback. It's a tale as old as time. Sometimes, the wide receiver feels he isn't getting the ball enough, so he lets his quarterback know about it, usually in a not-so-subtle way.

I think [getting Golladay the ball more] is part of it," Jones said. "You certainly want the receivers that want the ball, so we’ll keep working through that.”

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Jones also added, "I’ve got to do a better job of finding him in some places and we’ll work through it.”

 

Once the Giants regained possession on Washington's 20-yard-line, they ran two short runs before going three-and-out with an incomplete pass intended for Sterling Shepard. Golladay finished the night with three catches on eight targets for 38 yards. The only player on the Giants with more targets Thursday night was Sheppard (10). 

The Giants spent big on Golladay in free agency, giving him a four-year, $72 million contract despite a depressed wide receiver market. They view him as a No. 1 receiver, so it'd behoove him and Jones to figure out a connection before long. 

“I think there are lots of ways to communicate and we’ll work through it," Jones said." I think there are a lot of emotions to the game and I certainly understand that. Me and Kenny have a great relationship and I know we can communicate and do what we need to do there. I appreciate his passion and emotion.”