Golden Tate's wife has a solution for the Giants' offensive woes.
Elise Tate, spouse of the veteran wide receiver, voiced her frustration over her husband's lack of involvement in Big Blue's offense during Monday night's heartbreaker against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Tate appeared to post and delete a series of messages to her Instagram account calling for the Giants to "feed" her "under utilized" hubby the ball and saying she was being bombarded with texts from friends and family suggesting the same thing, NJ.com reported.
"Getting so many texts throughout the game. GET WIDE OPEN WIDE OPEN WIDE OPEN. I KNOWWWW. I mean yeah given ONE chance in the fourth quarter of course he comes down with the bal! He's @showtimetate!! SO UNDER UTILIZED. AS HIS WIFE I CANNOT EVEN WATCH WITH ONE EYE OPEN!!!
"Same exact thing last game. one target in the first quarter - of course - an epic TD. HE NEEDS TO BE FED THE BALL. Period. Watch the film. He always comes down with the ball. His 1000 yard seasons he had targets! Plain and simple and 600+ of them are YAC! Making the most of every opportunity!"
Tate, as a high-paid veteran with no clear-cut role on a struggling team, was rumored to be a trade candidate ahead of Tuesday afternoon's deadline. However, it appeared he was staying put.
The 32-year-old Notre Dame product has been something of an afterthought in his two years in New York, seeing a dip in bulk production while battling injuries.
Darius Slayton has emerged as Daniel Jones' top target at receiver, while Evan Engram was also outpacing Tate by a healthy margin. Tate's early season was marred by a hamstring strain suffered late in training camp, as well as an on-field brawl with Rams corner Jalen Ramsey.
Tate has remained relatively explosive in limited usage, however, as his wife suggested, fueling calls for his greater involvement. He saw only five targets in the Giants' last two games, with three of them being completed, including two for touchdowns.
"He's gonna kill me for saying all this so I'll prob have to delete this soon so until he sees it ... and his teamplayer self, gonna make me take this down. But not fans watch games as a whole. I watch ONE player, no offense to anyone he's my husband, but it's excruciating to follow around 15 on the screen and see him WIDE OPEN ALL GAME, then given a chance in the fourth quarter comes down with the big TD and that wasn't any miraculous catch compared to his crazy highlight reels. that was just normal."