As many sports fans know, the New York Giants are truly one of the less performing teams in the entire NFL. Even before Eli Manning retired and they had star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the team still was not that good.
This is a problem for not only the fans but the players as well. In every player’s heart, all they want to do is winning, especially winning in the playoffs. Being one of the worst teams in the NFL is not the easiest on a winning player. This pressure really came down hard on Golden Tate, a wide receiver for the New York Giants. During his game two weeks ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tate threw an absolute tantrum about the lack of touches, he was getting during the game.
This is reasonable since a player cannot make a difference in the game if they are not touching the ball at all. Although Golden Tate did it in an extremely inappropriate way. After a touchdown he simply yelled “throw me the ball” into a camera for all of the world to hear. Now this is old news, but what he has done this week to retract his actions is brand new.
In a press conference over the past weekend, Golden Tate publicly apologized for his comment, and has taken full responsibility for his actions. Although the apology looks good, it is still questionable as to how genuine it was. Tate had been punished quite severely for his comments, so it seems like a public apology was his only way to get out of some of these punishments. Whether Tate truly meant it or not, we will most likely never know, but we just hope he gets back out on the field soon.