Joe Judge Clears Air on Cryptic Kadarius Toney Tweet

Adam Taylor McKillop
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge has cleared the air on Kadarius Toney's cryptic tweet voicing his frustration.
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge has cleared the air on Kadarius Toney's cryptic tweet voicing his frustration. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

After a disappointing 0-2 start, pressure is beginning to mount in the New York Giants locker room. New York sports media is often considered the toughest market for professional athletes to play in and head coach Joe Judge is already putting out fires instead of focusing on the game plan.

Judge previously downplayed the visible frustration from wide receiver Kenny Golladay and is now explaining a cryptic tweet from his rookie wide receiver, Kadarius Toney.

Just moments after New York's gut-punch loss to the Washington Football Team on Thursday night, Toney took to Twitter to offer a very cryptic message, "i don’t be mad, s—t just be lame to me."

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According to Judge, this tweet "had absolutely nothing to do with the New York Giants, the National Football League or football in general."

Now, that should definitely be taken with a grain of salt. It's hard to believe that Toney isn't frustrated. After all, the Giants are 0-2 and he's been nearly non-existent in that span. The rookie wide receiver owns just 2 receptions on 2 targets for a whopping -2 receiving yards, and has only played in 19% of New York's offensive snaps.

Not only did Judge have to spend time on damage control, but he's also teaching his rookie wideout a thing or two about dealing with the media. “Our message to the players is whatever you put out there, make sure you don’t have to explain, clarify or defend.”

New York media is tough. In some other media markets, a random tweet may not turn into a series of stories and reports. But, Toney will have to adjust to the lifestyle of an NFL player in America's biggest market.

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