Saquon Barkley: I don’t think we’re a bad team

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The Giants couldn’t hold a 14-7 lead in the fourth quarter against the Falcons on Sunday and Younghoe Koo‘s field goal as time expired left them with an 0-3 record on the season.

They started 0-5 last season and piled up losses in each of the previous two seasons on their way to losing records. Those weren’t good Giants teams, but running back Saquon Barkley doesn’t think the latest losing streak is a sign that they are a bad team again this season.

“I don’t think we’re a bad team, to be honest,” Barkley said, via Darryl Slater of “There are no bad teams in the NFL. I’m sick of losing. Everyone is sick of losing. But I wouldn’t consider us a bad team. We’ve just got to figure it out.”

Each season is different, of course, but the similarities to the previous Giants disappointments are hard to miss. Turnovers, penalties, and self-inflicted errors of all stripes hurt the Giants every week and it’s hard to imagine the team’s results looking any better as long as they continue to fall short on those fronts. With the Saints, Cowboys, Rams, Panthers, Chiefs, and Raiders on the schedule before the bye week, they’ll need to get a lot cleaner in a hurry for anyone to agree with Barkley’s assessment.

13 responses to “Saquon Barkley: I don’t think we’re a bad team

  1. He’s not wrong. Danny Dimes is actually amazingly the best player on the team. Barkley has proven to be a great player too and will get better as the season progresses. Outside of that, this team has lots of holes. And good teams find ways to win.

    Not a Giants fan, but my outsider’s perspective: crappy ownership and management.

  2. But you do have a bad GM, who took you at #2 when he shouldn’t have – great as you may be…

  3. I really wish you guys would fall behind further and faster. I need Danny Dimes to get me more garbage time yards and TD’s. By the way, yes, you are quite bad.

  4. Saquon if you look at the standings and there’s a 0 in the W column then YEA, YEA YOU ARE A BAD TEAM!

  5. They are a bad team without a doubt. Barkely is also not that good it seems. He can’t block worth a damn and his lack of decorum at the end of plays is hilarious. Temper tantrums can’t be far behind at this point.

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