Even probably the most optimistic followers won’t have seen Saquon Barkley’s dominant begin to the season coming. The 2018 Offensive Rookie of the 12 months is not simply main the league in dashing, however he has over 100 extra yards than each participant aside from Nick Chubb.
What began with a fantastic season opener in opposition to the Titans has was sustained success, and it would not seem like Barkley’s success goes to cease anytime quickly.
With the Giants extraordinarily skinny on the broad receiver place after dropping Sterling Shepard, Barkley has entrenched himself because the centerpiece of the offense. He set a career-high with 31 dashing makes an attempt in Sunday’s win over the Bears, taking management of the offense via quarterback accidents and struggles within the passing sport.
With an unsteady offensive line blocking for him, Barkley is averaging 5.5 yards per carry. He remained environment friendly in opposition to Chicago regardless of the Bears understanding the Giants’ sport plan was to offer him the ball.
Barkley appears to be like like he is lastly rounding again into pre-injury type, and it could not come at a greater time for him. The previous No. 2 decide can be a free-agent after the season.
The Giants might want to develop a cohesive passing sport if they do not need defenses to focus all of their consideration on Barkley. If nothing else, coach Brian Daboll needs to be cautious and keep away from carrying Barkley down given his damage historical past.
By way of 4 video games, although, the Giants have discovered a plan that works, and that plan is to journey Barkley just like how the Vikings rode Adrian Peterson throughout his MVP season a decade in the past.