New York Giants didn’t open the 2018 NFL season as they expected, losing to Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboy in the first two games. But despite the 0-2 record to start with, Giants know they are “much better team than that” and are not “overreacting” according to team’s rookie running back Saquon Barkley.
“Yeah I don’t think we feel like we’re a much better team than that, I think we know we’re a much better team than that. I think we know that we’re so close,” – Barkley told reporters. “In this locker room, no one is overreacting. I mean obviously, I’m active on social media so I think a lot of people outside of this locker room and outside this building who are reacting. We are aware 0-2 is not a great start, but it’s not the worst thing possible.”
The 21-year-old went on to say that the team won’t allow critics to get under their skin and that they will bounce back after this rough start of the season.
New York Giants’ struggles could be attributed to several factors, but Saquon Barkley sure isn’t one of them since he is already proving that he might be worthy of the second overall pick that the Giants spent on him in 2018 NFL Draft. In his first two professional games, Barkley rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown while also adding 16 receptions for 102 yards. He will have a chance to improve these stats and maybe get a taste of a win in NFL game when the Giants face Houston Texans this Sunday.