New York Giants wideout Golden Tate reiterates the excitement around this team when it comes to getting back onto the game field.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a whole lot of downsides to playing a Thursday Night Football game. Players have limited rest from your previous game and are usually still banged up heading into an entire new matchup. Not to mention, preparation becomes a key concern.
However, when that game is over, players are typically are rewarded around 10 days of rest.
That’s exactly what the New York Giants are dealing with right now. They played their Week 6 game last Thursday night against New England and don’t play until this coming Sunday. The Giants lost the matchup against the Patriots by a score of 35-14, with half of the Big Blue touchdowns coming from Golden Tate.
The veteran is entering his third game back from suspension and wants fans to know just how eager this team is to redeem themselves after two straight defeats.
“I think we are just excited to get back on the field and get that bad taste out of our mouth from last Thursday night,” Tate said on Wednesday, per Garrett Stepien of SNY. “We have another opportunity, we are back at home, we’re excited. We are getting some guys back, which is important for us, and we just want to go out there and play a complete game.
“I think we know how good we can be, we just want to go out there and execute the fundamentals. Do the small things right that make a world of a difference. Today was the first day of practice, or I guess the second day of practice, but I thought guys flew around, we’re excited to be out there and we are looking forward to Sunday. Arizona is a good team. I never like to look at the records, they’re a good team that has some good players. They are getting Patrick Peterson back. We have to play good defense, offense, and special teams.”
Tate caught six balls for 102 yards and a touchdown in the loss to New England. He’ll most definitely enter his second straight game as the No. 1 receiver this Sunday against Arizona. Sterling Shepard is expected to miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.