Golden Tate knows he messed up
New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate spoke with the media on Friday for the first time since his outburst two weeks ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He made it clear that he wasn’t trying to get traded with his selfish outburst prior to the NFL’s trade deadline. Instead he said he made a mistake and got caught up in his emotions.
“If you know me and you know my game, I play with a lot of emotion, a lot of passion,” Tate explained Friday, via SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. “I just got caught up in the moment. I was wrong to draw attention to myself and I take full responsibility for that. I handled it the wrong way and brought negative attention to our organization. It was something that won’t happen again.”
Tate also stated that he didn’t agree with his wife speaking her mind about his lack of snaps on Instagram.
“I disagree with her taking it public, but that’s one thing – I will always have her back. I know that she was, in her mind, protecting me and she was calling it how she saw it without having spoken to me,” said Tate, via Paul Schwartz of the NY Post.
Tate’s attitude is a testament to how well new Giants’ head coach Joe Judge is doing in his first season with the organization. To be able to get through to Tate, who has been in the NFL for a while now, isn’t easy for any coach when it comes to a touchy subject like his role with the team isn’t easy.