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Kadarius Toney Voices Frustration With Giants Following Week 2 Thursday Night Football Loss

Adam Taylor McKillop
Rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney is already voicing his frustration with the New York Giants thanks to a very limited role.
Rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney is already voicing his frustration with the New York Giants thanks to a very limited role. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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The New York Giants suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of division rival Washington Football Team on Thursday Night Football. Seeing new star receiver Kenny Golladay visibly upset with his coaching staff on the sidelines was evidence of this and paints a potentially troubling reality for New York moving throughout the 2021 season.

Rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney is another unhappy member of this Giants team. The No. 20 overall pick in this year's draft voiced his frustration via Instagam following the brutal loss.

Toney kept his message short and simple, but straight to the point: "i don’t be mad, s—t just be lame to me."

Kadarius Toney Giants

Some uncertainty exists around Toney's cryptic message. Is he upset about the tough loss? Is he upset about an 0-2 start? Or, is he already frustrated with a very limited role?

Toney has been nearly non-existent in New York's first two games. The former Florida Gator owns just 2 receptions on 2 targets for a whopping -2 receiving yards. Aside from the lack of targets, the rookie wide receiver has only played in 19% of New York's offensive snaps.

It's likely that Toney is upset with his current situation thanks to a combination of all of the above reasons. However, his playing time must be a big factor. Toney spoke with media prior to Week 1 about his potential role and said this: "Early on, I really just expect to really contribute as much as I can to the team."

New York now sits 0-2 on the year and faces a Week 3 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, in which they are early 1.5-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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