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Post-Game Transcript: Running Back Saquon Barkley

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/31/2023 6:47 pm
Running Back Saquon Barkley

A: We've got to watch film. Learn from it. Sadly, we've got one more week. We've got to try to finish the season off strong.

Q: Were you surprised you guys didn't try to push the ball down the field a little bit more at the end there? Like (Giants QB) Tyrod (Taylor) scrambles, you guys spike it, it seemed like maybe you had some more yardage you could have gained to get closer into range. Anything can happen there.

A: I don't know. I don't make that decision. I don't call the plays. That's not to diss the coach or coaches. They probably had a situation, they knew what we needed to get to—the line that we had to get to for the kick—and that's the decision that they made and the Rams made a good play. The defense made a good play.

Q: So, you weren't surprised when the run was called?

A: I kind of look at it as you don't really know what's the right call. If it works, it's the right call. If it doesn't, it's a bad call. However you want to look at it. If we run the ball, we throw the ball, we call that play and I break and I get 20 yards and we spike it, it's a great call. That's the NFL. They made a good play. We still had an opportunity to win the game and we fell short, but a lot of opportunities, a lot of plays left on the field.

Q: What did you see on that two-point play?

A: We kind of had a new version of a play that we scored on before in the past for a two point play and just me and (Giants QB) Ty(rod Taylor) didn't connect.

Q: Were you expecting the ball there [on the two-point conversion]? It looked like he [Giants QB Tyrod Taylor] might run it at one point. Did you think you were going to end up blocking for him? Or were you always expecting the ball?

A: Like I said, we just didn't connect on the play. I don't want to get too much into it. At the end of the day, I've got to make a play there. Period.

Q: Do you guys feel like you left a lot of points off the board?

A: Yes, definitely. A lot of plays were made, really good plays, by a lot of guys in all phases; special teams, but it's the NFL and we can't let that happen. The margin of error is so small, especially when you're going up against a good team.

Q: Did you know or have in mind the yard line that you needed to get to for [Giants K] Mason [Crosby]'s field goal attempt? Or were you just trying to get it as close as possible?

A: I wouldn't say we knew as a team on offense; that's left up to the coaches and our guys upstairs. They do a good job.

Q: How do you think a team fixes shooting itself in the foot; whether it's game situations, mistakes or missed opportunities? How does that get fixed?

A: We just have to continue to focus on the little things and it starts with myself. A simple option route that I'm thinking about taking it to the house instead of just securing the catch, and other plays throughout the game. That's what it is; it's the little things. That's what it comes down to; focusing on the details and doing the little things right, and the majority of time, that team will come out with the win.

Q: Saquon, do you feel like you should have won this game?

A: No, we didn't win. That's how it is. Any time it's a one-score game or a close game, any team can feel like they should've won, but at the end of the day, only one team gets a W in the win column and we didn't do that. We had opportunities, we had a chance to win, but we failed to as a team.
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