New York Giants wideout Golden Tate wants to experience a win in the team’s locker room, something he’s yet to do.
Golden Tate has been productive enough for the New York Giants this year. Through six games, the veteran has caught 33 balls for 417 yards and three touchdowns. He’s averaging 5.5 receptions-per-game and 69.5 receiving yards-per-game. He isn’t dominant, but in the absence of Sterling Shepard, Tate has proved to be a reliable target in spurts for Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.
However, there’s one thing Tate has yet to experience this season, and that’s a victory. Big Blue’s only wins thus far came during Weeks 3 and 4. At the time, Tate was still suspended for violating the league’s substance policy. To say the least, the 10-year pro is anxious to experience that winning feeling with his new ballclub.
“I think we really need a win. For me, I haven’t experienced being in a locker room for a win yet, which is unfortunate. Not how I kind of imagined this going,” Tate told reporters on Monday, per Dan Benton of Giants Wire. “But I think we’re all hungry for a win each and every week. We’re going to get it.”
Tate and rookie wideout Darius Slayton have proved to be productive complements to one another. The first-year pro out of Auburn University has caught five touchdowns this season, all from Jones. That being said, Tate and Slayton could see either one of their roles decrease in the midst of Shepard’s return, whenever that may be.
Shepard has missed the last five games (six games in total in 2019) due to a lingering concussion.