New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley a big Brian Daboll fan
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is a big fan of new head coach Brian Daboll, and Daboll’s big plans for the offense
New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll is already making quite an impression on his star players.
Daboll revealed during his introductory press conference earlier this month to build an offense around Daniel Jones’ best traits and favorite concepts, but apparently, quarterback isn’t the only position the new Giants‘ coach plans to tailor his scheme around.
Last week prior to the Super Bowl, star running back Saquon Barkley couldn’t contain his excitement to get to work in Daboll’s system.
"“I think one, the energy that [Daboll’s] bringing and the conversations about the way he’s going to relate the offense to the players and make the system work for the players,” Barkley said, via the New York Post. “Obviously I think with Joe Schoen, what he’s going to do in free agency and the draft to build the team. I think we have the talent on the team. I truly don’t think we’re that far. We just have to keep working.”"
Barkley will look to bounce back from a subpar season, in which he rushed for only 593 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. Next season could prove critical for Barkley’s future with the New York Giants, as he’ll presumably be playing under his fifth-year option, and the organization will need to see marked improvement from the former No. 2 overall draft pick to consider committing to him long-term.
But, it sounds as though Daboll has plans to build an offense that caters to the New York Giants’ more explosive and important offensive players.