New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones said on Wednesday that he did not take personally the “throw me the ball” comment Golden Tate made on a couple of occasions during Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay buccaneers.
“No. I have a ton of respect for Golden. He’s a close friend, a close teammate. He’s made a lot of plays over these last couple of years, and I certainly have a lot of trust in him as a player,” Jones said. “I certainly value our relationship, respect him. My job is to distribute the ball to our playmakers and let them make plays. He’s a great player and we’ll keep trying to get him the ball.”
Tate was held out of practice on Wednesday, though coach Joe Judge would not directly confirm that the move was disciplinary.
Jones said he does not need to clear the air with the veteran wide receiver.
“We communicated, we talked. But that’s between me and him. Like I said, I have a ton of respect for him,” Jones said. “We all have a ton of respect for Golden. He’s a great teammate and a great player. I look forward to getting him back.”