Giants WR Kenny Golladay refuses to dwell in the past, aims better performance this season

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Kenny Golladay was asked about his first season with the New York Giants, and he shrugged it off. There was not enough evidence to show that Golladay actually played for the Giants.

In terms of the number of players across the NFL who caught a touchdown pass last season, Golladay was not having any of them. For playing in 14 games, he could still collect the first $18.4 million of his contract.

Despite the disappointing 2022 season, the 6-foot-4 receiver is still focused on the upcoming season. He said the team is not talking about last year.

"It was disappointing, but a lot played a role in that," said Golladay. "Every offense wants to get off to a fast start, but to be honest we haven't even been talking about last year."

One of the Giants' front office executives said that the team's decision to sign Golladay was the worst in his career. Multiple sources told The Post that the contract's size and structure made it difficult for Golladay to perform at a high level.

In response to the urging of Joe Judge and Dave Gettleman, the Giants decided to backload Golladay's contract so that it would fit under the 2021 salary cap. This meant he would be the highest-paid receiver on the team in 2022. According to spotrac.com, the Giants are the most expensive team in the league regarding spending on receivers.

After leading the NFL in receiving touchdown receptions in each of his three seasons with the Lions, Golladay became a free-agent bust. He was regarded as a third-round draft steal before he was released by the Giants.

“No, not at all,” said Golladay. "It was just a lot of different moving parts last year. That was last year."

The 28-year-old receiver could not practice during the last training camp due to a hamstring injury. He never got along well with Jason Garrett, the offensive coordinator. The passing attack, which was supposed to be one of the most productive in the league, was also non-functional in several games.

Team's significant changes under Daboll

The changes that have occurred in the offense under Brian Daboll's first year as the head coach have been significant. One main factor that has changed is how the receivers are utilized. Golladay said that the new system allows them to make their own routes and not be tied to a specific scheme.

During the team's practice on Monday, Golladay made a nice catch in traffic. It was a rare highlight for the offense, showing that he's still part of the group's chemistry. He refused to provide details about why he was absent during the spring workouts.

Despite the changes that have occurred in the organization, Golladay believes that he's in a better position than he was last year. He attributed his body's improved state to the team's training staff and coaches work.

For the most part, Golladay spent the off-season in New York to work with Daniel Jones, the team's new quarterback.

During the start of training camp, the receivers have a lot of work to do to improve their skills in the new system. According to the head coach, the players have to be mentally prepared for the various positions they will be in.

While the team's other wide receivers have made impressive contributions during the early stages of training camp, the receiver is still focused on making plays on the perimeter. He's aware of the team's talent at his position, such as Kadarius Toney and Wan'Dale Robinson.

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