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Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/14/2024 7:12 pm
Running Back Devin Singletary

Q. Obviously you're stepping into some pretty big shoes here. How do you look at being the guy that's called upon, the first guy to replace Saquon Barkley?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: Saquon is great. Everyone knows that. I'm just happy to be a Giant. I'm looking forward to a great opportunity here, and I'm ready to get to work. That's how I'm looking at it.

Q. Do you look at it as filling all those same roles that he did, or are you just being you?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: That's what it really comes down to, me just being me, ready to help the team win any way that I can. That's what I'm looking forward to.

Q. And one more. Obviously you're familiar with (Head Coach) Brian Daboll's offense. Was that a perk for you in coming here? And then how do you explain that you actually had better numbers last year in the Texans offense than you ever did with Daboll?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: I am familiar with the offense. Like I said, I just wanted an opportunity to come somewhere to help the team win, you know what I'm saying? Like I said, I'm happy to be a Giant.

It doesn't have anything to do with Dabs, I've been in the offense and all that. I'm just ready to get to work more than anything.

Q. Just to follow up on what you said, what is you being you?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: Smart, dependable. I'm a guy that's always going to come in to work. Great energy every day. That's me being me.

Q. Are you a shifty runner? Can you run with power? How do you play mostly?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: Yeah, I feel like I can do it all, to be honest. Whatever needs to be done, I feel like I've been blessed with the ability to do it all. That's the best way I can sum it up.

Q. Here's my final question. This is the dumb one. I mean, obviously you want to be you. Do you wear 26?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: Yeah, yeah, I'm wearing 26. I had 26 since I came into the league. That's the number I'm sticking with.

Q. I understand you're not playing through the Buffalo (General Manager Joe) Schoen and Daboll anymore, but is there a comfort in knowing the head coach as well as you presumably do?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: Yeah, Dabs is a great guy. I was with him for three years. I am happy to be here with Dabs and Joe. If that answers your question...

Q. No, it does. I appreciate that. For you, how do you think you've grown? You've been a couple of different places now. How do you think you've grown since Buffalo fans have seen you and what Giants fans are going to see from you?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: I think I've grown a lot all of the way across the board. Mentally, just knowing the game. I've got a lot of experience. I think I've grown, and I'm still growing. That's the name of the game – keep finding ways to get better, keep finding ways to improve. I think I've grown a lot.

Q. Just on that Joe Schoen, Dabs familiarity thing. Did you expect the Giants to be interested in you when free agency opened?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: To be honest, I didn't know. I let my agents and everything handle it. I just wanted to be in a great situation more than anything. Once I found out that it was Giants, I was hyped. That's where I was at with that.

Q. So you obviously were a free agent last year where you signed a one year deal, you signed a longer deal and more money this year. What do you think you showed, and how much better does it feel to have more security on this deal?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: I think I feel like, with the opportunity, I can make things happen. I'm smart, dependable. Just ready to get to work. That's where I'm at with it.

Q. I think every year of your career, if I'm not mistaken, you have been the team leader in rushing yardage, which means I would imagine you've had a high volume of rushing attempts. With the Giants, have they indicated if you're going to be the lead back, or is it going to be more of a committee approach? Do you prefer being part of a committee as opposed to maybe a lead back or vice versa?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: We haven't spoken much on that. Like I said before, whatever I need to do to help the team to win, that's what I'm here for. If that's being the lead back, if that's being committee, whatever it may be, as long as I'm helping the team win, I'm cool with that.

Q. Some running backs, though, feel that they need to carry the rock 15-plus times. Some are fine with fewer snaps. Where do you stand on that?

DEVIN SINGLETARY: That's the game. As a running back, receiver, anything, if you get in a groove, it helps. You know, if that answers your question.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/14/2024 7:13 pm : link
Devin Singletary: 'Ready to help the team win any way that I can' | New York Giants - ( New Window )
A fan of…  
2ndroundKO : 3/14/2024 7:16 pm : link
the signing and loved his responses here.
Not a knock at all  
armstead98 : 3/14/2024 9:50 pm : link
It’s clear he went to the highest bidder with the comment of letting the agent handle things and then learning it was the giants.

I’d do the same if I was a RB
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