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Transcript: Running Back Saquon Barkley

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/22/2022 7:48 pm
Running Back Saquon Barkley

Q: The Giants are having a 'White Out' Monday night against Dallas. You've had those at Penn State, what are they like? What am I going to see? What am I expecting? What kind of feel is that?

A: Oh yeah. If it's anything like State College, it's unbelievable. Words really can't describe it. Literally when I found out we were going to do that, went right back to memories of playing in State College. I had a lot of good memories in the White Out. Hopefully, that can rub of this Monday too.

Q: Does this feel like the biggest game you've had in your Giants' career? There's not a lot where you guys have a winning record, the other team has a good record.

A: No. For me it's just, it's the biggest game because it's the next game. That's the mentality that I kind of always have. It was instilled in me in college. Obviously, I had a little more success in college than the first couple of years in the league. Never get too hyped over a game, just got to come in continuing to love the process, enjoy the process and do what we can to try and get a win.

Q: Not that you can think of one that was bigger, it's that you don't really believe in big games?

A: Yeah, I don't really believe in it. I just try to stay in the moment, treat every game the same and at the end of the day, if we take care of what we got to take care of, do the little things right, make less mistakes than them, make more plays than them we'll come up with the outcome that we want.

Q: What kind of competitive relationship do you have with (Dallas Linebacker) Micah Parsons?

A: Me and Micah, we're pretty good friends. Obviously, I respect the heck out of him. He's a heck of a player. One of the best players in the league if not right now, you can make an argument playing like the best player in the league. He's very talented, but we have our little fun when we hang out. We're two competitive individuals, so we might get into something whether its cards or anything. Like I said, nothing but respect for him and wish him the best of luck coming up.

Q: Did you ever let him know that you got him on that route last year?

A: No, I don't think that conversation came up. I kind of tried to put that game behind me because that same play I hurt myself, I stepped on someone's foot and was out for a couple games. It's not just the fact that it's Micah, they got a lot of guys over there that are talented. They're a great team, they're the Dallas Cowboys. Especially when you got a guy like Micah, you want to compete with a guy like that. You know how talented he is, you know how special of a player he is so you always want to go against the best as a competitor, and I look forward to going against not only him but all those guys over there. We know it's going to be a tough task, but we got to continue to love the process and stick with each other.

Q: I think you've faced them six times and they've more or less limited you – does that put a little fire into you going into Monday?

A: No. No fire needed. I had enough motivation throughout the whole offseason just for the season in general meaning with my mindset coming in to try to be the best player that I can be, to help this team win games and we're off to a good start right now, but we got to keep this thing rolling.

Q: You've had a little bit of experience in "White Out" games. This is really a fan thing but as a player does it do anything if it looks like a white out? When you were in college or that kind of thing?

A: Yeah, like I said earlier – if it's anything like State College, words can't explain it. It's truly amazing. It's breathtaking. Like I said, I had a couple of good games in "White Outs" so hopefully that can rub off this Monday too.

Q: A lot of people out there wonder, they see the Giants are 2-0 teams. A lot of other 2-0 teams are established, winning teams for a long time. Do you guys feel like you belong among the ranks of the undefeated?

A: We're not really worried about that. It's really early in the season. We're just coming out every single day trying to compete, trying to get better. That's the only thing we can focus on. We really can't get too caught in what people are saying outside. The focus is everyone inside this locker room, not you guys right now. I know you guys are in here right now, but everyone inside this locker room, in this facility and just continue to get better every single day.
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