Saquon Barkley is ready to bounce back in a big way.
After a disappointing 2021 season, a focused Barkley says he’s going into the season with a killer mentality.
“Last year was more like, ‘Dang, the game was taken away from me.’ I never had a season where I didn’t go and play football,” the Giants running back told the “2nd Wind” podcast. “Now, it’s a kill mindset. Now it’s like, you know what? F—k everybody. I’m ready to go crazy.”
“Do I feel like I’m back? I feel like I’m better.”
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Barkley goes on to say that he feels like he’s a better player and is ready to show it on the field.
Do I feel like I’m back? I feel like I’m better, to be completely honest,” Barkley said on the podcast. “I’m older now, I’m 25. I’ve been through some stuff, ups and downs. Now I’m in a situation where, you know me, I always have the mindset of always being counted out. But now it’s actually here, it’s actually real. People are really counting me out. People are trying to write me off.
“I don’t really do it for the pleasure for others or making other people satisfied. I do it because I just want to be great. But now I have that extra motivation, the extra motivation to push me to go out there and kind of just be like, shut everyone up.”