Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson says Saquon Barkley won’t break records with Giants’ ‘sorry’ OL
Through the first several weeks of the season, New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley has quickly proven to be a special talent out of the backfield. Barkley has put himself on the fast track to stardom between his unique combination of speed, strength, and vision running the ball that has pushed him to fourth in the NFL with 481 rushing yards in the first seven games played.
But despite his talent on the field, Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson has voiced to TMZ Sports that he doesn’t believe Barkley will be able to pass any rushing record because of the Giants’ porous offensive line.
“I don’t care how great you are, if you’re not getting the blocks, it’s not gonna happen,” Dickerson said
New York has had some major issues blocking up front in not just the running game but also in pass protection as it has been a key part to quarterback Eli Manning’s struggles throwing the ball. This has been a problem that the Giants have had the last couple of seasons that has contributed to their shortcomings on the field.
That said, Barkley is a highly talented player that has been able to continue to produce in spite the issues with the offensive line. He has posted two 100 rushing yard performances that have helped him hold a current trajectory to record 1,099 rushing yards on the season.
There is a sizable chunk of games left this regular season, which could give him a chance to pick it up toward making a stronger the rookie rushing yard record but at the pace he is rolling at he will fall well short of that mark.