Kenny Gouldey reflects on ‘disappointing’ first season with Giants, praises new ‘receiver-friendly’ offense.

The New York Giants struggled last season, meaning many of their players struggled as well. Wide receiver Kenny Golde didn’t have the season he or the team wanted, but he’s ready to move on and move on.

Gouldey finished his first season in New York with 37 receptions, 521 yards and no touchdowns. Not exactly the number he wanted to put up, especially in the TD column.

Reflecting on 2021, Golde said (via the New York Post), “It was disappointing, but a lot played into it. Every offense wants to start fast, but to be honest, we didn’t even talk about last year.”

The Pro Bowler signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Giants, but says that value didn’t add any extra pressure.

“No, not at all,” said Golde. “That was last year.”

He added to the differences, saying it was a big change from the Detroit Lions, the team he was with from 2017 to 2020.

“First of all, the offense is completely different. Coach puts people in different positions all the time, anticipating the defense, it gives you a lot more freedom,” Golde said. “You don’t have to be so cookie-cutter or do what’s on paper. You can go out there and make the path your own.”

The Giants have a new head coach in Brian Daboll and Golladay has high praise for the offense so far, calling it “very receiver friendly.”

Golday has certainly shown that he is capable of a productive season by doing so multiple times while in Detroit. He had consecutive 1,000-plus yard seasons with the Lions and was the touchdown leader with 11 in 2019, his Pro Bowl year.