Saquon Barkley: It’s just one game, want to keep enjoying the process

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Giants running back Saquon Barkley said more than once in August that he’s tired of hearing criticism of his last two seasons and is looking forward to shutting up those who have been sending it his way.

Barkley’s performance against the Titans in Sunday’s 21-20 win was the kind of outing that will help Barkley realize that goal. He ran 18 times for 164 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 30 yards before scoring the go-ahead two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter.

Blasting those who doubted him was not on Barkley’s to-do list when he took the podium for his postgame press conference, however.

“It’s just one game, to be honest,” Barkley said. “That’s how I look at it. Obviously, at the end of the day, I’m excited to get the win. Personally, just got to keep coming in. Something that just keeps tickling me that coach says, ‘Just enjoy the process.’ And that’s something I’ve been battling in the last few years with rehabbing and injuries. That’s been my mindset. No matter what, win, loss, tie, I just want to come here with the same mindset and just keep enjoying the process and come to work every single day. We had a great week of practice and no matter what the result was going to be, we can’t let that alter what happens this week. So we’ve got to keep grinding and keep leaning on each other.”

A Panthers defense that gave up 217 rushing yards to the Browns on Sunday is next up for Barkley and a repeat of what he did against Tennessee will lead a lot of people to say Barkley’s back after a couple of lost seasons.

11 responses to “Saquon Barkley: It’s just one game, want to keep enjoying the process

  1. I was ready to mail in the season after that first half. Thank you coaches and players for having the heart / courage to come out in the second and playing to win. It’s just a game and I watch to be entertained. If you’re going to lose, do so with your dignity intact. I’m tired of scared coaches with the same old conservative play calling. Wouldn’t mind going 4-13 again with this attitude LOL.

  2. The Giants need to find a weapon on offense, outside of Barkley.

    If Saquan is back to the Penn State guy, then look out for the Giants.

    Daniel Jones can be good at times but its hard to judge him without real talent at WR.

    They should make a play for Mike Gesicki. The Jersey kid would welcome a return home.

  3. Someone gotta tell Toney to live this mantra and start studying the playbook. SB can’t do it alone.

  4. Instead of going for 2 for the win, or even kicking the extra point for the tie, Lovie Smith would have punted.

  5. I still believe in this kid, he just is pumped up all game! He leads this team and his best friend Sterling Shepard, more coming with this coaching!

  6. Between the win, Dak going down for 6-8 weeks, and the expanded wild card, all of a sudden the giants in the *playoffs isn’t as crazy as it would have sounded before the season started

    *and yes i know its crazy to talk playoffs after 1/17 of the season

  7. As a realistic Giant fan, I look at SB’s performance yesterday as him simply boosting his trade value. Despite how great of a win yesterday’s game was I am not deluding myself into thinking that we’re legit. I hope Im dead wrong.

  8. I like Barkley. I think he’s gonna have a great year. The Giants appear to be a couple years away from contending, but as the gentleman who left the first comment above mentioned, at least the mindset of the team seems to be in line with progression as oppossed to regression. Good for the Giants man. The NFL is a better place with a competitive NY Giants team in it.

  9. I’m not a big Giants fan but when they are at least a .500 team or better it makes the whole NFC East a better division and makes all the division games fun to watch.

  10. The Giants could be a good team if they stop changing coaches every five minutes. Your entire team becomes a rookie with every change.

  11. Barkley was a huge part of that win on Sunday. He’s definitely on his way back if yesterday was any indication. Gutsy win by the Giants…

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