“With Barkley in the mix, it should include more zone concepts after years of trying to force-feed a power attack with personnel who didn’t match. The Vikings ran a ton of outside zone with Cook before transitioning to more of a power attack after he was injured.
Barkley had success in zone and power concepts at Penn State. He averaged 4.9 yards per attempt on inside zone carries, per Pro Football Focus. He generated 6.6 yards per attempt on power concepts. This gives the Giants options.
Cook wasn’t even the same caliber prospect as Barkley last year and Shurmur immediately put him in a featured role with the Vikings. This alone should indicate that Barkley is being prepared for a massive role in the Giants' offense, beginning Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars...” Link
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