Monday night’s loss was frustrating for many New York Giants fans, but one person, in particular, posted 330 words worth of criticism for the team on Instagram.
That would be Elise Tate, the wife of Golden Tate.
As her husband was playing, Tate was posting multiple rants lamenting his lack of usage and demanding the Giants make him a priority in the passing game. Tate, the player, finished the game with two catches on three targets for 31 yards and a highlight-reel touchdown, which can be seen above.
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Tate doesn’t mention quarterback Daniel Jones, the man tasked with getting her husband the ball, but it’s clear she’s unhappy with some level of the Giants’ leadership.
Her full rant below:
Getting so many texts throughout the game GT WIDE OPEN WIDE OPEN WIDE OPEN. I KNOWWWWW.
I mean yeah given ONE chance in the fourth quarter of course he comes down with the ball! He's @showtimetate !!
SO UNDER UTILIZED. AS HIS WIFE I CANNOT EVEN WATCH WITH ONE EYE OPEN!!!!
Same exact thing last game. one target in the first quarter - of course - an epic TD. HE NEEDS TO BW [sic] FED THE BALL. Period. Watch the film. He always comes down with the ball. His 1000 yard seasons he had targets! Plain and simple and 600+ of them are YAC! Making the most of every opportunity! @profootballfocus @nfl @espnnfl rewatch this game and just point out the time after time after time he's wide open. I'm lit. 11yrs in the NFL I've never said something like this online. but it's excruciating to watch and killing his stats this year but you can't have yards on a few to no targets. He's CRAZY Making the most of what comes his way that's for sure tho. Every time.
And he's gonna kill me for saying all this so I'll prob have to delete this soon so until he sees it ... and his teamplayer self, gonna make me take this down. But no. fans watch games as a whole. I watch ONE player, no offense to anyone he's my husband, but it's excruciating to follow around 15 on the screen and see him WIDE OPEN ALL GAME, then given a chance in the fourth quarter comes down with the big TD and that wasn't any miraculous catch Compared to his crazy highlight reels. that was just normal.
Tate followed that post up with another rant reiterating her point:
After he scores he looked in the camera and said “THROW ME THE BALL”
Year 11 he knows what he doing! HES HEALTHY! And every damn time he gets an opportunity it’s a big play. Ain’t no way this BS gonna hurt his stats this yr bc he doesn’t get targets. FEED HIM THE BALL.
As Tate predicted, the post was later taken down.
Seven games into the Giants’ season, Golden Tate has only 226 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His 29 targets put him on track for his lowest total since his second year in the league, though his 7.8 yards per target doesn’t quite make him an efficient player with low volume.
Overall, the 32-year-old Tate has not seen the same success he saw with the Detroit Lions in his tenure with the Giants. The team signed him to a four-year, $37.5 million deal before last season in the wake of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade.
Tate began his tenure with a four-game suspension for a performance-enhancing drug violation he claimed was caused by fertility drugs, and has also missed games due to a concussion and hamstring injury. In the 18 games he has played with the Giants, Tate has posted 902 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
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