Saquon Barkley gets brutally honest on the Giants’ 0-3 start
At this point in the campaign, Giants running back Saquon Barkley is not throwing in the towel on the season. Barkley had his most potent performance since returning from last year’s season-ending torn ACL injury, as he totaled for 94 yards from scrimmage and one rushing touchdown against the Falcons.
As he noted after the loss to Atlanta, Barkley is much confident that the Giants will soon be able to turn around their season.
“It’s gonna click,” Barkley said. “I don’t know when, but we gotta start believing in each other. We keep saying we’re this close, but somebody’s gotta do something about it… I’m sick of losing. Everyone is sick of losing. But we’re not a bad team.”
Saquon Barkley pretty pointed: “It’s gonna click. I don’t know when, but we gotta start believing in each other. We keep saying we’re this close, but somebody’s gotta do something about it… I’m sick of losing. Everyone is sick of losing. But we’re not a bad team.” #Giants pic.twitter.com/BRNG2ruvKq
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 26, 2021
The Giants will have a mountain to climb to build on momentum at this early stage in the season, especially as they are set for crucial home tests in October against the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams.
For Barkley and the Giants offense, injury concerns have also marred their slow start to the season. And their injury list added two more players, as wideouts Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard each left the contest against the Falcons due to a hamstring injury.
The Giants will now look to avoid an 0-4 start with a possible upset win over the New Orleans Saints next week.