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Crazy stat I found about Saquon

Matt in SGS : 1/11/2019 1:13 pm
Since 2010, there have been 59 players who have had over 300 touches in a season. Only 3 times did they go through the whole season with zero fumbles

- Ray Rice in 2010
- Le'Veon Bell in 2014
- Saquon Barkley in 2018

Saquon was #2 in the NFL as a rookie with 352 touches. #1 was Zeke Elliott who had 381 touches...and 6 fumbles. So yes, I'm looking for Zeke to put the ball on the turf in LA this weekend and hope this jinxes him.

When you consider that ball security is usually something that determines when a running back sees the field and fumbles get you in the doghouse, and usually players get better as they get used to the speed and power in the NFL, that is a remarkable stat for a rookie like Saquon, especially when he had guys in his face almost immediately thanks to how bad the Giants line was most of the year.
Zeke has 6 fumbles?  
732NYG : 1/11/2019 1:17 pm : link
Damn.
SB didn't fumble once all season  
jnoble : 1/11/2019 1:17 pm : link
I didn't want to jinx him so I didn't even point it out loud to myself at home watching
...  
Mdgiantsfan : 1/11/2019 1:19 pm : link
Yeah this was a remarkable feat this year! Given all the compromising positions he was in trying to make something happen, not fumbling was outstanding.
He has not  
NYBEN1963 : 1/11/2019 1:34 pm : link
fumbled since his sophomore season at PSU
RE: He has not  
BlueLou'sBack : 1/11/2019 1:42 pm : link
In comment 14258485 NYBEN1963 said:
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fumbled since his sophomore season at PSU


So 2018 was his second full year of playing without a fumble. For a guy who doesn't go down easy, at all, and moves as much as he does laterally, and catches the ball as much as he does too, that's terrific.
TC is grumbling in his coffee mug  
ColHowPepper : 1/11/2019 1:43 pm : link
Bastid came three years too late
Immensely talented player  
Jimmy Googs : 1/11/2019 1:47 pm : link
a complete weapon...
and a great kid too  
Giants86 : 1/11/2019 1:49 pm : link
my nieces went to college with him and got to know him. Had great things to say about him as a person. I wanted the QB last year at 2, but am thrilled he is a Giant now.
RE: TC is grumbling in his coffee mug  
MotownGIANTS : 1/11/2019 1:52 pm : link
In comment 14258501 ColHowPepper said:
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Bastid came three years too late



TC, SB, OBJ & Co. (SS/EE) and even a reduced Manning would have been nice to see ....
The Zeke 6 fumbles ...  
Beezer : 1/11/2019 2:03 pm : link
were they LOST fumbles? Or some fumbles recovered by Dallas?
RE: SB didn't fumble once all season  
Bill L : 1/11/2019 2:04 pm : link
In comment 14258451 jnoble said:
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I didn't want to jinx him so I didn't even point it out loud to myself at home watching
Well, one did take a review to be sure.
Stop with jinx stuff  
X : 1/11/2019 2:17 pm : link
there is no such thing and we are all adults on here
0 fumbles  
SHO'NUFF : 1/11/2019 2:21 pm : link
and I think maybe 3 or 4 legitimate dropped passes? But he did make up for them with some extraordinary catches that would've been incomplete for the average RB.
As I mentioned in the other thread,  
Anakim : 1/11/2019 2:24 pm : link
I was watching the Giants/Eagles 2002 game that got us into the playoffs (Week 17) and in that game, Tiki coughed up the ball THREE times, two of which were truly inexplicable.

And yet, Saquon has been zeroed in on and gets high, low and everywhere in between and hasn't coughed up the ball once.
RE: RE: SB didn't fumble once all season  
Rocky369 : 1/11/2019 2:45 pm : link
In comment 14258535 Bill L said:
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In comment 14258451 jnoble said:


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I didn't want to jinx him so I didn't even point it out loud to myself at home watching

Well, one did take a review to be sure.
On the touchdown? You're the guy that excludes all of the longest runs, right?
Sam Darnold  
McNally's_Nuts : 1/11/2019 3:23 pm : link
had 5 fumbles in 2018.

























*Ducks*
RE: As I mentioned in the other thread,  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/11/2019 4:07 pm : link
Anakim said:
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I was watching the Giants/Eagles 2002 game that got us into the playoffs (Week 17) and in that game, Tiki coughed up the ball THREE times, two of which were truly inexplicable.
I think he may have fumbled FIVE times. You're right that the Eagles recovered three.
He came dramatically close  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/11/2019 4:20 pm : link
on the Spacejam touchdown reach during that last game.
Crazy when you think  
Jay in Toronto : 1/11/2019 7:53 pm : link
How hard he runs.
RE: SB didn't fumble once all season  
short lease : 1/12/2019 3:25 am : link
In comment 14258451 jnoble said:
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I didn't want to jinx him so I didn't even point it out loud to myself at home watching


Wow ... that is an impressive stat. Tom Coughlin would be proud. No special instruction for SB ... like Tiki needed.
Any scout who compared him to Reggie Bush  
GeorgeAdams33 : 1/12/2019 4:16 pm : link
...should quit and find a new profession.

Gettleman said his grandmother could've scouted Saquon.
Let's revisit in Season 2  
mdc1 : 1/13/2019 10:38 am : link
please. Outstanding season, but this is a game of consistency and duration.
STFU  
GeorgeAdams33 : 1/13/2019 2:29 pm : link
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