Resurgent Saquon Barkley gives Giants reason to make huge offer

Resurgent Saquon Barkley gives Giants reason to make huge offer
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Julian Love wasted no time finding a word to describe the 7-2 Giants.

“Badass,” Love said after Giants 24, Texans 16. “We’re a badass team, I think.

“We know that when it gets closer we will have the advantage over the teams.”

The Giants have every reason to believe they’re a playoff team largely because of the badass who wears No. 26.

Saquon Barkley rushed the ball a career-high 35 times for 152 yards and a touchdown and carried the Giants on his back in this comeback Player of the Year revenge season.

Whether he has to wait until the end of the season or not, he’s just finished giving the Giants all the reason they need to make him an offer he can’t refuse.


Barkley is in no rush to secure the dream deal that will go a long way towards making him a giant for life, simply because it has become clear to the giants that they need him as much as he wants. giants.

General manager Joe Schoen and the face of the franchise have filed their recent preliminary negotiations until the end of the season.

“Obviously we couldn’t come to an agreement over the bye week, and my mindset is just to focus on the rest of the season,” Barkley said. “When that opportunity comes around again, focus on it.”

Saquon Barkley Celebrates After Scoring In The Giants' Win Over The Texans.
Saquon Barkley celebrates after scoring in the Giants’ win over the Texans.
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I asked him if he was okay while waiting for the end of the season.

“I don’t really care, to be honest,” Barkley said. “I just want to win football matches.”

After all the defeats he has suffered, it is exhilarating for Barkley to finally win football games.

“I’m just glad we got to have this conversation…I know what they think of me,” Barkley said. “They spoke very highly of me. We couldn’t do anything on the bye week, and I agree with Joe, just lock it down and worry for the rest of the season and make sure no distractions from it spring.

What if the Giants change their minds about waiting before making a deal?

“I think I talked a little bit before the contracts even came up about how I feel about this place, where I want my legacy to be this place,” Barkley said. “I want to be a Giant for life.”

The gold standard at running back is Christian McCaffrey ($16 million per season) followed by Alvin Kamara and Ezekiel Elliott ($15 million). There’s still the franchise tag option, but Barkley is making his case to cash in more. While it’s risky to give a running back a second contract, remember that Barkley won’t be 26 until February.

“He’s one of those unique talents that comes up so often,” said Matt Breida.

Joe Schoen
Joe Schoen and Saquon Barkley failed to reach an agreement during the bye week.
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And just imagine when Daniel Jones, a role model in efficiency (career-best 153.3) on Sunday, starts to use it as a weapon out of the backfield (1-8 reception).

“I want to be part of the reason to help us get back on track, and we’re doing that right now,” Barkley said.

No one had to tell him he had 35 litters. “I guess my body felt it, I guess,” Barkley said with a laugh. “I’m trying my best not to focus on it and block it and stay locked in the game one game at a time. It’s like that. We managed to get the double, to get the win, and it’s my job to be a pro and take care of my body.

The Giants made it clear they were interested in Bully Ball, charging the beef as they did in front of Barkley.

“I love it,” he said. “It’s kind of just lining up to let you know we’re going to run the ball. They couldn’t stop us.

Throughout the game, Barkley urged his offensive line.

“It’s fun to block for him,” Tire Phillips said. “When you see him on the sidelines, Saquon is a very energetic player. He stayed there with the O-Line: ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go’. When we were in caucus: ‘Let’s go, let’s go. If you catch this person, it will open. Like his confidence, why not block for a guy like that?

Before the two-minute warning, Barkley slid to stay inbounds on a first down ahead of a 49-yard field goal from Graham Gano. Barkley had struggled to stay out of bounds at the end of the Jacksonville game.

“I have to keep the clock running, four-minute situation,” he said. “It’s not worth trying to run over a guy and being pushed out of bounds. I kind of learned my lesson from Jacksonville.

Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley gives the Giants every reason to make him a big offer.
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Barkley remembers getting 40 touches — 28 carries for 211 yards and 1 TD and 12 receptions for 94 yards in Penn State’s 21-19 win over Iowa on September 23, 2017. It was his fourth game over 150 yards as a giant. .

“I think our attack goes through it,” Nick Gates said.

Badass Barkley after the bye week.

“He was fresh,” Daboll said. “So he had a really good week of training. We would give him the ball at the 20 and he would run the ball to the end zone, 80 yards out, then come back and do it again.


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