Running Back Saquon Barkley
September 26, 2018
Q: What’s the challenge this week against a New Orleans team that’s very good against the run?
A: Watching them, they definitely stand out against the run, and just as a team in general. The challenge this week is, as every week, come to work every single day and try to get better, and prepare ourselves to be as ready as we can for the game this week.
Q: How do you build momentum as a football team?
A: Just continue to believe in each other, believe in the system. Continue to work our butts off, and I think the rest will take care of itself.
Q: Do you see a lot of (Saints RB) Alvin Kamara in yourself? Someone who catches the ball out of the backfield at a high volume. Is that exciting?
A: Yes, definitely exciting. I definitely respect Kamara’s game. He’s a different type of player. He can catch the ball out the backfield. He can run in-between the tackles. Pretty much a do-it-all back. Definitely a threat for that team that we’re going to have to focus on. On my case, I just have to focus on myself and focus on what I can do to help the offense.
Q: They’re only giving up three yards per carry, which is the lowest in the NFL. Do you see something in their front seven and their rush defense that looks kind of special?
A: Yeah, they definitely pop out on tape. They’re fast, they’re a physical team. They’ve got some great linebackers over there, great defensive linemen over there. We’ve faced great defenses before. We got to continue to just work on ourselves, and continue to come in every single day and work hard. I think everything else will take care of itself.
Q: Did you notice a different attitude from the offensive line in the last game? Or, do you think it’s more so a different technique? It seems like they had a different edge to them.
A: I wouldn’t say it was an edge. They just came out and they played their butt off. They played hard, and we were able to get the run game going the first half. We got to put together a full game as a whole, as a unit. The offense came out and they played great. I don’t think it was any different edge, or anything different. We wouldn’t have called plays different. They just came out and they played their butt off, and helped us out to get the win.
Q: Is there a different morale in this locker room just coming off a win? Is there a different vibe?
A: In my opinion, I wouldn’t say it’s a different vibe. It just feels good to get that first win out the way. We know the previous games how close we were to winning. This time, we didn’t almost get the job done, we got the job done. We were able to find a way to finish the game and get a win. We got to continue to do that for the rest of the year.
Q: Are you looking forward to getting a win at home in front of these fans?
A: Yeah, definitely. It would be great to get a win at home in front of your fans. They’re great fans, they travel with us. They’re loud, and they’re amazing. So, to be able to come out here and get on a little two-game winning streak, and to be able to do it at home would definitely be a huge game for us.