Damon Harrison wants to hit Saquon Barkley to see what he’s made of

AP

Attendance at the minicamps being held by most of the teams in the league this week is mandatory for players under contract, but the on-field work isn’t too different from voluntary OTAs.

There’s still no contact permitted and that won’t change until training camp. When camp does roll around, Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison has something in mind for the team’s top draft pick.

Harrison said he knows running back Saquon Barkley can play, but wants to “see what he’s made of” and is excited to test that by laying a hit on his teammate.

“You get in between the lines, you get the ball in your hands, I don’t give a damn what anybody says. It’s time to work,” Harrison said, via the New York Post. “I don’t think we’ll be able to hit him too hard, but I’m gonna hit his ass.”

Mike Tyson‘s been quoted as saying that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Should Barkley show his plan isn’t altered by such a shot, Harrison and the Giants will be even more excited about what he can bring to the team.

16 responses to “Damon Harrison wants to hit Saquon Barkley to see what he’s made of

  1. I thought the boxer Mike Tyson said that quote not the defensive back Mike Tyson from the Seahawks? I was taken to his profile when I click the name lol

  2. Everytime I hear Saquon being mentioned I think back to last year when a very average Rutgers defense shut Saquon down. Yes they lost the game, but Saquon was a non-factor. 14 carries for 35 yards. He had -3 yards at halftime.

    When defenses decided to take Saquon away the second half of last season, they were successful in doing so.

    Saquon against NFL defenses and game plans taking him away from NFL DC’s…I see bust. I’m sorry Giants fans it is what I see.

    I didn’t have Saquon in my Top 10 players in the draft. Will be interesting to watch how many players drafted after him have better rookie seasons than Saquon.

  3. be careful what you wish for, S.B. just may make you look like a Fool. S.B. is the real deal

  4. Freefromwhatyouare – It’s really like that with every RB in the league. That seems to be the one offensive position that coaches can take out of the game with simple game planning. The problem is whether your secondary is good enough to play man all day and allow the linebackers and safeties to take away the run game

  5. I’m not sold on Barkley. His game against Rutgers, which was mentioned above by another poster, is puzzling. He racked up a TON of yards against their non-conference opponents. He won’t be running against any cupcakes like that in the NFL. I think they are going to regret drafting him that high.

  6. I remember ” The Boz” making similar remarks about Bo Jackson. It definitely hyped the game , which everyone watched.
    The first big hit Boz went to put on Bo, Jackson put on a move and ran for a long touchdown. The next encounter was down near the endzone. Boz squared up to put a big hit on Bo and found himself on his back in the endzone. Careful what you wish for Mr. Harrison.

  7. arcross12042004scorp15 says:
    June 13, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I remember ” The Boz” making similar remarks about Bo Jackson. It definitely hyped the game , which everyone watched.
    The first big hit Boz went to put on Bo, Jackson put on a move and ran for a long touchdown. The next encounter was down near the endzone. Boz squared up to put a big hit on Bo and found himself on his back in the endzone. Careful what you wish for Mr. Harrison.

    Physics dictates Mr. Harrison has the upper hand here. Boz and Jackson were comparable in size.

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