New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is known to run a tight ship, and one player that’s run afoul of that so far is Golden Tate. Tate is in hot water for multiple incidents and it has been reported that Tate could face discipline from the team with their upcoming game against Washington. This comes after Tate maintained his spot on the team through the trade deadline after being rumored to be on the trading block.
While Tate did escape a trade, it doesn’t look like he’s going to get off easy for the incidents this week. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY has reported that the team’s discipline could include making Tate miss a game against Washington coming up on Sunday.
It is possible that Giants WR Golden Tate won't play Sunday, or won't start as part of the discipline from his incidents over the past week.
Joe Judge wouldn't commit to anything, saying only "I'm going to discuss a lot of possibilities today after practice."
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) November 6, 2020
It would of course be an ironic twist for Tate to have no chance to get on the field and make catches on Sunday after getting in trouble for complaining about a lack of passes thrown his way. There’s an obvious symbolism in taking away Tate’s current role to remind him not to take it for granted. However, it doesn’t necessarily spell good things for Tate’s time on the team.
After all, there’s repeated incidents such as Tate’s wife also complaining about the situation on social media and Tate himself subtly pushing back against the Giants through liking Tweets. The bridge with the Giants and Tate may already be burnt.
Getting in trouble like this is pretty embarrassing for Tate and there’s no guarantee he’ll have a desire to remain a Giant in the future. For now, however, Tate remains a part of the roster after the trade deadline has already passed. Even if he may end up missing the next game thanks to Judge’s punishment.