Rejuvenated Saquon Barkley once again poised for greatness

Saquon Barkley hit a huge hole decisively and was off to the races, Secretariat again in blue 26. 

Best Player on the Field Again, finally. 

“There was a play today where he bust through the middle and I was trying to hawk him down,” Julian Love told The Post, chuckling. “That dude has some juice to him. His past few years have been tough on him physically and mentally, but he’s been really attacking this offseason in what he wants to do for the team.” 

Once Brian Daboll begins game-planning for regular-season opponents, there should be no reason why Barkley does not get 20 touches and beyond on any given Sunday. He caught 91 passes as a rookie, when he totaled 2,028 combined yards, and along with Kadarius Toney and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson, he can make life easier for Daniel Jones. If you give any of them an inch, they will take a mile. 

Asked how big of a weapon Barkley can be in the passing game, Love said: “Oh, huge. I think he’s up there with the best of ’em in terms of [Christian] McCaffrey, [Alvin] Kamara, these receiving backs so to speak. He can run routes with the best of ’em. So yeah, I think that’s part of his game that hasn’t been utilized as much that you might see this year.” 

Love applauds Barkley for his maniacal comeback from that torn ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season and the nagging ankle injury that sabotaged his 2021 season. 

Saquon Barkley celebrates after scoring at Giants training camp.
Saquon Barkley celebrates after scoring at Giants training camp.
Robert Sabo for the NY POST

“He’s a warrior,” Love said, “and he’s coming back stronger than ever.” 

Safety Andrew Adams was with the Buccaneers when Barkley as a rookie rushed 27 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and had two catches for 10 yards and another score in a 38-35 Giants win. 

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