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Starting to think - God was touched by the hand of Barkley

since1925 : 12/9/2018 4:19 pm
Good grief, one play he looks like Sanders, the next he looks like OJ, the next he looks like Jake LaMotta.

I get the same feeling watching him make plays that I got watching a young Lawrence Taylor. It's this feeling that dreams really do come true -- and he's a Giant! Just absolutely spectacular.

he is an  
BleedBlue : 12/9/2018 4:23 pm : link
animal...


HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE going forward....kid can PLAY. not only did we get the best player in the draft but we got the future of the NFL. the guy if he stays healthy can be a HoF. his burst, ability to get to next level, his jump cut, his power. HIS ABILITY TO CATCH!!!! he catches better than half the WRs on the team. this kid is ABSOLUTELY special. so excited for SaGONE Barkley!!!
It was very obvious watching  
Chris684 : 12/9/2018 4:24 pm : link
him in college.

Barkley is as special as special gets.
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arcarsenal : 12/9/2018 4:28 pm : link
That comment Gettleman made may have been a bit over the top - and was mocked relentlessly by many fans (including Giants fans)

But I'm not sure Barkley could possibly have been any better of a pick than this. The guy is flat out amazing.
RE: he is an  
BestFeature : 12/9/2018 4:30 pm : link
In comment 14211094 BleedBlue said:
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animal...


HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE going forward....kid can PLAY. not only did we get the best player in the draft but we got the future of the NFL. the guy if he stays healthy can be a HoF. his burst, ability to get to next level, his jump cut, his power. HIS ABILITY TO CATCH!!!! he catches better than half the WRs on the team. this kid is ABSOLUTELY special. so excited for SaGONE Barkley!!!


It's gotten to the point where he makes a mistake like that drop early on and you're absolutely shocked.
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jeffusedtobeonwebtv : 12/9/2018 4:33 pm : link
In comment 14211115 BestFeature said:
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In comment 14211094 BleedBlue said:


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animal...


HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE going forward....kid can PLAY. not only did we get the best player in the draft but we got the future of the NFL. the guy if he stays healthy can be a HoF. his burst, ability to get to next level, his jump cut, his power. HIS ABILITY TO CATCH!!!! he catches better than half the WRs on the team. this kid is ABSOLUTELY special. so excited for SaGONE Barkley!!!



It's gotten to the point where he makes a mistake like that drop early on and you're absolutely shocked.


Plus he is pissed at himself when he makes his rare mistake.
I agree  
Simpleman in Tx : 12/9/2018 4:34 pm : link
However, stupid thread title.
RE: RE: RE: he is an  
BleedBlue : 12/9/2018 4:35 pm : link
In comment 14211131 jeffusedtobeonwebtv said:
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In comment 14211115 BestFeature said:


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In comment 14211094 BleedBlue said:


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animal...


HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE going forward....kid can PLAY. not only did we get the best player in the draft but we got the future of the NFL. the guy if he stays healthy can be a HoF. his burst, ability to get to next level, his jump cut, his power. HIS ABILITY TO CATCH!!!! he catches better than half the WRs on the team. this kid is ABSOLUTELY special. so excited for SaGONE Barkley!!!



It's gotten to the point where he makes a mistake like that drop early on and you're absolutely shocked.



Plus he is pissed at himself when he makes his rare mistake.



its insane. he is so special, please stay healthy and he will be a HoF
Secretariat  
Canton : 12/9/2018 4:36 pm : link
of the NFL.

OR

as SHO'NUFF referred to him as..

'Saquontariat'
He's a breed of player that's unmatched in the NFL  
Canton : 12/9/2018 4:37 pm : link
.
RE: he is an  
Motley Two : 12/9/2018 4:38 pm : link
In comment 14211094 BleedBlue said:
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animal...


HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE going forward....kid can PLAY. not only did we get the best player in the draft but we got the future of the NFL. the guy if he stays healthy can be a HoF. his burst, ability to get to next level, his jump cut, his power. HIS ABILITY TO CATCH!!!! he catches better than half the WRs on the team. this kid is ABSOLUTELY special. so excited for SaGONE Barkley!!!


He catches better than MORE than half the WRs in the league
Can't say I expected he'd be this good  
adamg : 12/9/2018 4:40 pm : link
I thought he was exciting and special. But this is some next level shit.
I know I'm going to  
mrvax : 12/9/2018 4:44 pm : link
get flak for posting this but I saw quite a few of Barry Sanders games. Barkley is better than Sanders.
What was over the top about what DG said?  
Chris684 : 12/9/2018 4:50 pm : link
A. It was a figure of speech

B. Figuratively speaking, hes correct.
I wanted SB long before  
Bluesbreaker : 12/9/2018 4:54 pm : link
the season ended as much hoopla over taking the QB
and I didn't like all the childish mockery about DG
comment oh well fuck em
Saquon's 170 yard day  
Canton : 12/9/2018 5:00 pm : link
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Highlights - ( New Window )
just think what his performance would be if  
ColHowPepper : 12/9/2018 5:01 pm : link
the Giants had a legit NFL player at C.
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arcarsenal : 12/9/2018 5:10 pm : link
Saying a player was "touched by the hand of God" just sort of puts a target on his back and creates crazy expectations.

Barkley is, thankfully, so good that he's actually given virtually no one with a set of working eyes any reason to critique it - but it was a fairly lofty expectation to set for a rookie RB. It would have been better to just let him create his own hype.

Moot point now. He's obviously an elite player and, for my money, the best RB in the game.
I kind of get the Secretariat comparison but its  
wgenesis123 : 12/9/2018 5:16 pm : link
a little early to be calling him the all time greatest. Its not however hard to believe he has the potential. A good o-line would do wonders for his career.
RE: just think what his performance would be if  
christian : 12/9/2018 5:21 pm : link
In comment 14211235 ColHowPepper said:
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the Giants had a legit NFL player at C.


Or right guard or right tackle. Brown has definitely come back down to earth the last few weeks and Wheeler might be the worst lineman playing in the NFL.
And hes a great person...  
trueblueinpw : 12/9/2018 5:22 pm : link
Good in the locker room and good citizen too. The young man is terrific! Gettleman was right.
Thank God some people here  
Mr. Bungle : 12/9/2018 5:37 pm : link
aren't the Giants GM.

Barkley is a beast, and he's contributing heavily to winning.
RE: .  
mfsd : 12/9/2018 5:46 pm : link
In comment 14211109 arcarsenal said:
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That comment Gettleman made may have been a bit over the top - and was mocked relentlessly by many fans (including Giants fans)

But I'm not sure Barkley could possibly have been any better of a pick than this. The guy is flat out amazing.


Insanely over-hyped rookies rarely live up to the hype, at least right out of the gate.

Saquon is not only living up to it, hes actually getting better down the stretch.
Hes like LT  
RobCarpenter : 12/9/2018 5:55 pm : link
In that someone that size should not be that fast, strong, and agile.

I havent seen a RB like him since Bo Jackson.

What an athlete.
The past couple of years plus I watched far more CFB than Giants  
BlueLou'sBack : 12/9/2018 5:59 pm : link
and I wanted Barkley to be a Giant since 2016.
1) It was clear at PSU how good and indeed special he is/would be.
2) Actually PSU underutilized him, but he did have a weaknesses in his game that appears to be disappearing. He tended to juke a bit too much, when in seemed clear that if he was just a hair more decisive and WENT after his 1st move he'd outrun just about anybody.
3) Credit to Barkley for looking to improve himself, and to Craig Johnson his position coach and probably to forgotten man/mentor Jonathon Stewart, because Barkley now gets North/South with alacrity like few I've ever seen. Dare I say it? He's showing vision like Gayle Sayers had... Never thought I'd say that about any other RB.
RE: RE: just think what his performance would be if  
gidiefor : Mod : 12/9/2018 6:03 pm : link
In comment 14211266 christian said:
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In comment 14211235 ColHowPepper said:


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the Giants had a legit NFL player at C.



Or right guard or right tackle. Brown has definitely come back down to earth the last few weeks and Wheeler might be the worst lineman playing in the NFL.
ha. Wheeler got tge nod over Flowers so i think you might have to rethink that statement
Barkley is an incredible player  
JPinstripes : 12/9/2018 6:05 pm : link
one of the most talented players I have ever seen play the game of football - bar none.
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arcarsenal : 12/9/2018 6:11 pm : link
In comment 14211324 mfsd said:
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That comment Gettleman made may have been a bit over the top - and was mocked relentlessly by many fans (including Giants fans)

But I'm not sure Barkley could possibly have been any better of a pick than this. The guy is flat out amazing.



Insanely over-hyped rookies rarely live up to the hype, at least right out of the gate.

Saquon is not only living up to it, hes actually getting better down the stretch.


Yep. Shurmur is teaching him to get those dirty yards instead of trying to cut outside and hit a home run on every carry. It is making him a much more well-rounded RB. Barkley can get those tough yards as well as anyone.

I think before the break, teams were starting to pick up on his tendency to jump cut and try to get outside so they were leveraging him towards the middle of the field by cheating outside.

But this guy has now gone over 100 scrimmage yards in 12 of his first 13 NFL games. That has never been done before in the history of the league.

It's pretty difficult to continue to argue that Sam Darnold would have been a better pick - but I'm sure people will.
Most of the sports media ...  
Manny in CA : 12/9/2018 6:15 pm : link

(And many here, castigated the Giants for not picking the mythical "franchise QB" last April instead picked Barkley)

Safe for possibly Mayfileld, I haven't seen anyone else beginning to approach that level.

Maybe, one day, we will regret not picking one of those QBs, in the mean-time, lets enjoy this kid tearing up the league.
RE: The past couple of years plus I watched far more CFB than Giants  
Milton : 12/9/2018 6:17 pm : link
In comment 14211348 BlueLou'sBack said:
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Dare I say it? He's showing vision like Gayle Sayers had... Never thought I'd say that about any other RB.
Gale Sayers is the guy I've been comparing him to since February....
"Give me 18 inches of daylight" - ( New Window )
Fans latching on the the hand of god comment  
djm : 12/9/2018 6:19 pm : link
Just speaks volumes to how annoying or needy the fan base can be. We finally have a personality or pro sports executive in this town that speaks his mind and isnt afraid to tell it like it is, and fans get the fucking vapors or use that comment against him. In short, some fans fucking suck. Some complain when nothing is said and they complain when the guy speaks his truthful best. Just shut it. And if youre offended Jesus Christ get a grip.
Gotta admit - hes better than I thought hed be  
TD : 12/9/2018 6:21 pm : link
Hes amazing. His blocking is improving too, as expected with a young RB.

Now I can honestly say hes the best RB in the game. And a damn good WR.
SB's updated YTD yards from scrimmage = 1,753  
BlueLou'sBack : 12/9/2018 6:30 pm : link
209 rushes 1124 yards 5.4 YPC 78 rec. 629 yards 8.1 YPR

Dickerson's record for rookie RBs is 2212 yards from scrimmage; if Barkley can average 153 yards rushing plus receiving over the next 3 games, he will break it.

He had 197 yards from scrimmage today - by the middle of the 3rd qtr...
I think hes Marshall Faulk, Barry Sanders  
Simms11 : 12/9/2018 6:34 pm : link
and Bo Jackson all rolled up in one! Hes the best of all three IMO. Hes an amazing talent and a great person to boot.
RE: RE: The past couple of years plus I watched far more CFB than Giants  
BlueLou'sBack : 12/9/2018 6:47 pm : link
In comment 14211376 Milton said:
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Gale Sayers is the guy I've been comparing him to since February.... "Give me 18 inches of daylight" - ( New Window )


Milton, my old friend, how've you been?

Maybe next we'll be comparing somebody, legitimately, to LT?
He truly is  
Sy'56 : 12/9/2018 8:20 pm : link
in a league of his own
RE: Fans latching on the the hand of god comment  
since1925 : 12/10/2018 9:10 am : link
In comment 14211384 djm said:
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Just speaks volumes to how annoying or needy the fan base can be. We finally have a personality or pro sports executive in this town that speaks his mind and isnt afraid to tell it like it is, and fans get the fucking vapors or use that comment against him. In short, some fans fucking suck. Some complain when nothing is said and they complain when the guy speaks his truthful best. Just shut it. And if youre offended Jesus Christ get a grip.


When Shumer made the comment it sounded so over the top that people rightly questioned it.

It turns out that Shumer was selling Barkley short. He was understating Barkley"s talent. Words do not adequately describe the things he can do. Only your eyes tell you the truth.

And we get to see him in a Giants uniform for years to come. Just count your blessings.
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